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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... authority, legitimacy, legibility, and power. Hip-hop porn provides black women and men an arena for labor and accumulation as well as self-presentation, mediation, and mobility. As a space for work, survival, consumption, and identity-formation, the genre proffers an opportunity to explore the gendering...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2007
... to discussing gender, sexuality, and power by female rappers of Mexican descent. The concepts of “the erotic” and “porn” are used to describe and examine the work of these two artists. Like feminists of color before her, JV invokes the power of the erotic to challenge male-centered discussions of sexuality...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 293–321.
Published: 01 September 2008
... to pornography, its inherent conflict with media deregulation, and how these systems have shaped an atmosphere that helped unite pop culture with porn culture. Next, I discuss why women in popular music play such an integral role in the mainstreaming of pornography. I then deconstruct commercials and videos...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 161–168.
Published: 01 September 2014
... an Underground Railroad to free the slaves, Tubman basically used blackmail against her white slave-owner by conniving with a male fellow slave to create a "sex tape" of her sexual encounter with the slave-owner that she could later use as "leverage." Then again, this is what porn culture will do to one's...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
... into so-called "pro-sex" and "anti-porn" positions is less remembered in feminist research and this wrongfully so. The legacy of this short period should be re-embraced by feminist thought, as it offers a rich and promising program for feminist reflections on sexuality that have been overly simplified...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 September 2008
... cultures as we examine genres like hip-hop music videos within a larger context of popular culture and contemporary society. "Tip Drill," a controversial music video by the rapper Nelly in 2004, is referenced in the subsequent essays. Drawing from the video's use of"soft porn" imagery and the employment...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Perhaps paradoxically, she also constructs her self of body-ego in relation to a pornographic film featuring a white woman. Cisneros writes, "Once, watching a porn film, I saw a sight that terrified me. It was the film star's panocha-a tidy, elliptical opening, pink and shiny like a rabbit's ear. To make...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... a porn film, I saw a sight that terrified me. It was the film star’s panocha —a tidy, elliptical opening, pink and shiny like a rabbit’s ear. To make matters worse, it was shaved” (Cisneros 1996 , 50–51). If the sight of the Anglo porn star’s genitals evoked in Cisneros feelings of horror...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 172–200.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the sexualization of young girls. KEYNOTE CONVERSATION TRAFFICKING SEX 187 GUPTA:Boys are being indoctrinated through the media culture. Pornography is playing such a big role in that. India has become the third largest user of porn. But it's the same narrative as the US and probably the companies are the same...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 358–371.
Published: 01 October 2019
... porn channels instead, tumbling over lumpy beaded cushions with blunt bangs and lips the color of a red headache. She counted her teeth with her tongue and clenched her jaw in silent annoyance. She hoped these gazing geezers would get diabetes, but only Mother ended up getting it. Years later, the fat...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): ix–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2001
... women on the Internet is as subjects of porn sites (Walker 1999). It is these unexpected and unpredictable outcomes of globalization and transnationalism that I hope will be discussed in the pages of the journal. As the first full-time editor of MeridiansI shall take this opportunity to introduce myself...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the instructions from a box of tampons some female relative had under the sink, with the door locked, the simple pen-line diagram like porn, trying to understand as I unwrapped this thing and watched it expand in the flow of sink water and buried it wrapped in a mountain of toilet paper, in the trash. Ma told me...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to deal with you." In a single moment she goes from shy, demure, and girlish to a woman who is powerful, purposeful, and in control. Then, as Garcia makes reference to the animal-print, midriff-baring, skin-tight body suit that Belfon wears by asking "Why yuh look like a porn star so Saucy interrupts her...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a certain way, then I’m too hardcore I rap a certain way, then I sound like porn I rap about the streets, and still I get scorned Should I sound wack and just rap some poems? I’m starting to think that if I had a penis I would make it Or if I was ugly enough, no guy would even date me Or if I...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 157–200.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Americans on the moon have to do with us? Let's listen to Golden Voice sing. When I left the mainland she was really popular" (Nieh [1976] 1998, 168). This fear necessitates the reproduction of old China's presence (for example, by playing old Chinese popular songs) and a porn flick for him to function...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 March 2001
... face, in the throes of a "gastro-porn" climax. Existing disparities in the global distribution of wealth are, the illustration seems intended to imply, nothing short of obscene. For this reason, it is precisely Bell and Valentine's orientation toward the global elite that renders...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
... between Arab nationalities and whiteness in the United States, see Jamal and Naber 2008 , Qutami 2020 , and Bayoumi 2006 . 8 Some might read Muna’s donning of the hijab during sex acts as an extension of Orientalist fetishization of the hijab, potentially hearkening to “‘hijab porn—pornographic...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 March 2006
...) The figures in Amer's porn-based canvases are always female, and this is significant, not least because these figures propose and invent a sexual universe in which men are absent; in other words, it is a world existing beyond the reach of patriarchal control and influence. If the Islamic/Arabic cultural...