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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Carrie N. Baker Abstract This essay analyzes the portrayal of sex trafficking in representative dramas and documentaries, both Hollywood and independent films. The majority of these films use a rescue narrative to tell the story of sex trafficking: an innocent and naïve young woman or girl...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of Asian cultures as premodern and irrevocably opposed to the West, much as portrayed in Samuel Huntington's “clash of civilizations” theory (Huntington 1996). I illustrate this transnational feminist critique with a documentary used in Women's Studies classes: Deborah Gee's landmark film Slaying...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Shanna Greene Benjamin Abstract Little more than a decade after publishing Invisible Man (1952), Ralph Ellison published “Out of the Hospital and under the Bar” (1963): an excised chapter of the novel that portrayed Mary Rambo—a black woman represented stereotypically in the published manuscript...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
... subjectivity portrayed on the movie screen. Moreover, she illustrates the significance of black women's performance of subjectivity in their own lives. By charting a “reel” and “real” history of the erotic, Southgate not only explores the repercussions of movie-watching and movie-making for black female...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vivian M. May Abstract Interpretive tools used to document and examine black women's insurgency can stifle as much as they reveal. Harriet Tubman is deservedly remembered for her sustained resistance to multiple forms of oppression. Yet, she is often portrayed in ways that misrecognize, distort...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
... at the intersection of three major components of Brazilian cultural politics: the pervasive authoritarianism that is directed mainly at the poor; the contempt for manual labor and the constant ridicule of manual workers' alleged inferiority; and the repulsion for the black body, frequently portrayed as hyper...
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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 (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
.../and” rather than “either/or” (see Crenshaw 1989, 1991; Collins 1991). But in contemporary feminist critiques of intersectionality, it is frequently misrepresented, portrayed as fixed when it is fluid and flexible, and accused of creating the very categories and social relations it exposes and challenges. Few...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to this representation of Asian cultures as premodern and irrevocably opposed to the West, much as portrayed in Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” theory. The author illustrates this transnational feminist critique with a documentary used in Women’s Studies classes, Deborah Gee’s landmark film Slaying...
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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 (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Helen Yitah Abstract This essay undertakes a gendered analysis of Mabel Dove-Danquah’s fiction within the context of nationalist Ghanaian literature. Dove-Danquah and her contemporaries who wrote during the late nineteenth to early twentieth century portrayed almost all the ideas and ideology...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in television programs, children’s stories, and literary theory, all of which contrasted with her experience of home growing up poor. Unlike these dominant portrayals, Cisneros realized, “I didn’t have a house” (Rodríguez Aranda 1990 : 65). This realization of difference and yearning for a house that she has...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... worker who defrauded her. In his decision, did the judge project onto Mary Pryor racialized and gendered notions of poor people’s inferiority? Or did Mary Pryor actively portray herself as a “simple-minded” and “ignorant colored woman” to win the court’s sympathy? In Toni Morrison’s novel, Jazz ( 1993...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
...—with the result that the latter ultimately questions their sanity. The term recalls the manipulative actions of the character Gregory Anton, portrayed by Charles Boyer, in George Cukor’s 1944 film, Gaslight . 11 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, better known as NTR, for example. Forward caste is a distinction...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of Guadalupe Portrayal. ” Archdiocese of Santa Fe. 25 November 2002 . http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/Offices/Communications/PressReleases/Archived%20Press%20Releases/01.5.22.OLGuadalupe.html . Pérez Emma . 1999 . The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History . Bloomington...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Marie Sarita Gaytán Abstract Hailed by fans and critics as “Mexico’s Mother,” and later “Mexico’s Grandmother,” the actor Sara García exemplified the sentimental attributes associated with notions of womanhood. As Mexico’s mother par excellence, García created multigenerational portrayals...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 51–68.
Published: 01 December 2020
... on the streets of Bombay. Salaam Bombay was nominated for an Academy Award in the Foreign Films category. Mississippi Masala , although occasionally relying on documentary techniques to represent exile, is a fictional film that depends on excitement and energy to portray themes of “love, home...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., it further distorts by rendering Black women “devoid of history and context” (175). In this vein, many popular narratives of Tubman portray her as a lone militant and martyr: she seems ahistorical, selfless, and without equal, not someone who worked within long-established networks of communication...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... describes French Romantic writers’ work to analyze how the images of the Caribbean portray pristine environments: This imagery of colossal and impenetrable tropical forests dwarfs the scale of human intervention in the Caribbean, as if plantations had hardly made an ecological impact, and again...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... points to Moody’s writerly use of portraiture to express changes at the level of self and subjectivity she experienced as a consequence of attending public secondary school in Mississippi in the 1950s. The mother-daughter relationship portrayed by Moody in her autobiography is the central lens through...
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