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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in order to spotlight their agency, expose their influence on judges, and interrogate the ways in which white judges’ gendered racism informed their rulings. African American women were at the center of the multiple, convergent factors that yielded their victories in civil court. Black women played...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
... deploys the idea of polygamy in Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah (1987) in contrast to the exploration of polygamy in Nigerian-American dramatist Tess Onwueme’s early play The Reign of Wazobia (1988) , written a year after Chinua Achebe’s novel. As a third generation African writer, and one whose...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 127–130.
Published: 01 December 2020
... perspectives on the impact of war and fundamentalism on women’s lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Other pieces analyze the ways in which racist representations of Muslim women and of Islam have come to play a key part in colonial and neocolonial “great games” being played in South, West, and Central Asia. Yet...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... “passing-as-if” to elucidate the historical, ontological, and epistemological processes at play when those non-white women without collectively revalorized racial identities turn to identify politically as Women of Color. I define passing-as-if as the assumption of racial identities reviled...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 106–123.
Published: 01 March 2010
... be re-enacted. Her observations alert the reader to the novel's preoccupation with uncovering, or perhaps reconfiguring, how gender roles might be at once imagined and played out in contemporary Caribbean societies. Both texts illustrate how the tensions and contradictions surrounding the constructions...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
... somehow transcend their grievous pasts in becoming model American citizens. Because Korean history cannot be discussed without implicating the U.S. and calling into question its exceptional values, such recollection might be willfully avoided. I claim that Cha's mel- han -cholic plays generate productive...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of sexual transactions as a liberatory tool for enslaved black women, responses to the digital short shed light upon uncomfortable and complicated interpretations of the role of sex, sexuality, sexual economies, and sexual violence played in black lives during chattel slavery. Situating Tubman at the center...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 186–203.
Published: 01 September 2015
... today, is influenced by African matriarchal traditions, although it is surrounded by the realities of a patriarchal world, and these traditions come into play in its organization and mission. Liking is not only the mother of ideas at the Village, but also of the poor, marginalized, and sometimes...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Basuli Deb Abstract Photography, not only by imperial men but also by imperial women, has played a significant role in portraying the Muslim woman as the apolitical exotic of orientalist fantasies. The legacy of colonial photography by European women travelers continues to haunt the media...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... between government agencies and Muslim communities to prevent homegrown terrorism. From its inception, CVE has been controversial among Muslim and non-Muslim leaders within Southern California’s civil rights communities. While some suggest that American Muslims must play a leading role in countering...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... proclaimed “success.” These testimonios detail how gender and patriarchy played out on the ground, limiting the campaign’s efforts toward social change, therefore demonstrating the tensions and contradictions of how social change is exercised within human agency and constraint. Maritza’s involvement...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Basuli Deb Abstract Photography, not only by imperial men but also by imperial women, has played a significant role in portraying the Muslim woman as the apolitical exotic of orientalist fantasies, its legacies haunting the media of the global North even today. Imperial feminist representations...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... implementation of political terror through abusive laws, militarized violence, protracted wars against civilians and insurgents alike, and gender abuse. Women poets from the region, such as Monalisa Changkija, Temsüla Ao, Mamang Dai, and others, have played a leading role in exposing and denouncing this violence...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of Chinese diasporic history: it plays with formal timelines and genealogies as memorializing tools to deconstruct history as chronological and teleological; it invents spatial histories to make visible familial relationships; and it explores the power of collaborative memory to open the way for new...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
... that there is something lackluster about rap music played on radio and aired on music video programming. Additionally, gendered hierarchies on video sets create divisions among women working in various positions, and discourage women from supporting one another, which, from a black feminist perspective, does...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of “radical consumerism,” “play-labor,” and self- or counter-fetishization. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 205–210.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Ayanah Moor Abstract Images of women surrounding male rap stars in music videos are as common as the jewel-encrusted subject matter of today's rap lyrics. Females are seen in packs hovering around male rap stars, playing the part of enthusiastic cheerleader or die-hard groupie. Rap music videos...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of sensuous, half-naked, belly-dancing sirens co-exist along with the suffering, burqa -covered victims of the Taliban. This has indeed been the dominant Western narrative about the status of Islamic women for the past couple of centuries, and Hollywood has played a key role in this representation...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and acting has to be subtle. Hirsi notes in an email, “I’m pleased to say that I got a lot of support from Yemeni [theater] actors—it was like they were waiting for this opportunity. There was no difficulty but for the actress playing Bilquis, who did not want to show her hair, but I explained to her...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in the English Department, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology , Kumasi, Ghana . Gadzekpo Audrey Sitsofe . 2001 . “ Women’s Engagement with Gold Coast Print Culture from 1857 to 1957 .” PhD diss., University of Birmingham . Gordon Leon . (1923) 1925 . White Cargo: A Play...