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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the opportunity to gather myths of an ancient African queen and juxtapose and embellish their meanings to suit the needs of an Afro-Indian determined to express, through her art, the struggles to endure racism, sexism, and cultural isolation. There is no question that Cleopatra, as sculpted by Lewis, is symbolic...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 78–98.
Published: 01 September 2014
... exploitation and gender degradation. Female runaways and refugees reasoned that their dual desires could be achieved in Canada, both because slavery had been abolished there via the Imperial Act of 1834 and because Queen Victoria's reign, starting in 1837, gave the impression of greater esteem and rights...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Lia T. Bascomb Abstract The image of black queens has a rich legacy within African diasporic discourse. This article examines Barbadian singer Alison Hinds's performance as Soca Queen . Hinds's prolific career spans decades. Her fans named her the Queen of Soca and she took on the designation...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Daphne A. Brooks Abstract This essay explores the critical work of Beyoncé's second solo recording, and places it in conversation with yet another under-theorized yet equally dissonant R&B performance by her “hip-hop soul queen” contemporary Mary J. Blige. In relation to both Beyoncé's...
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Published: 01 April 2021
Figure 3. Theatrical release advertisement for Umrao Jaan (2006) starring Bollywood icon and beauty pageant queen Aishwarya Rai in the title role as a courtesan. Photo courtesy National Film Archives of India. More
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
..."queens"squarely off of theirthronesinto a bedrockof promiscuity. -Dr. Zenobia L. Hikes, Ed.D. Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Spelman College [Meridiansf:eminism, race,transnationalism 2008, vol. 8, no. r, pp. 236-260) © 2008 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 236...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and true to herself. This confidence in her looks appears as early as eighth grade when she nominates herself for class homecoming queen, relating the process by which she wins the competition as one not requiring her to resort to any self-promotion at all (Moody [1968] 1975: 101). Moody distinguished...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
...,titled Parablesfor a Season,the lack of a male heir traumatizes a king so deeply that he chooses to step down against the wishes of his four queens, Anehe, Wa, Bia, and Zo. At the time of the king's abdication his youngest queen, Bia, is pregnant. Parabledsescribes the machinations of the courtiers...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Bascomb looks at the Barbadian performer Allison Hines's performances as Soca queen to examine the role of black female royalty within African diasporic discourse. "So Proud to Be Your Queen explores the reclamation of Afrocentric nobility and provides an invitation to go beyond the conventional...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 261–266.
Published: 01 March 2004
... into silence. Yearslater, as a queen, she calls out to her father at a banquet, his eyes still sealed shut. III. The story outlives the woman, lives her life for her, takes away the necessity of her life. Jun.9-shin-daealso left home, were carried across the sea as virgin offerings. Those who could return...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 171–203.
Published: 01 March 2003
... patriarch. The current rendition of this narrative, however, crystallizes and embodies this narrative within two powerful fictive characters: the Black Welfare Queen and the Endangered Black Male. The decline of Black males on a number ofindicators is tied, not to racism per se, but to their life...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 132–138.
Published: 01 March 2003
... from America on television and think ofNefertiti. This is what I know of that Egyptian queen: It is said that she was a princess from another land. She was the wife of Akhenaten, and the mother of six daughters. She and her husband started a new religion. But then she suddenly disappeared from public...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., Makana Kāne Kuahiwinui, and Malanai Kāne Kuahiwinui. 4 These wāhine (women) performers offered a creative interpretation of the words of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom who was overthrown by male American and British plantation owners with the backing of the U.S. Navy...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 128–145.
Published: 01 March 2002
... provided translations; if not, I have translated these words in the endnotes. THAT LITTLE BOY JyotirmoyeeDevi I. The Center for Adult Education was located in Queen's Park, Delhi. And that morning, there were people everywhere, some rushing while others sat in the winter sunshine. Three women stood near...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 38–68.
Published: 01 September 2006
... within its structure. For instance, in 2002, the Oath of Allegiance to the queen ofEngland was changed. Public officials no longer swear allegiance to the Queen; they now swear allegiance to the Jamaican people and the Constitution ("Government pushes for new Oath," JamaicaGleaner1,0 September 2002...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 71.
Published: 01 March 2002
... white, white steed and panniers of riches. In veils and swathing she would be reborn as queen. Out in the ramparts the last village seared. Her parents cried out for their lost girkhild, "Ts'ai Yen,Ts'ai Yen," but the sky did not answer. Her thin jade bracelet shattered into five dazzling pieces, one...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
... to emulate the gyrations of working-class women and those middle-class women who refused to allow their status to hinder their enjoyment of calypso and wukking up. My friends and I would challenge each other to see "who could wine de best," crowning a "wuk-up queen" at the end of each performance. While we...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and sumptuous “legends,” by fall had stumbled into situations on their “road trip” across America in which cranky bigots in backwater towns lashed out at them for trespassing unwanted into their territory (e.g., “there goes Oprah, that n** b**!”). Hard at work on television, even the “Queen of All Media...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... . “ Transcript: Donald Trump’s Taped Comments about Women .” New York Times , October 8 . www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/us/donald-trump-tape-transcript.html . Candelario Ginetta E. B. , and López Nancy . 1995 . “ The Latest Edition of the Welfare Queen Story. ” Phoebe: Journal of Feminist...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 61–62.
Published: 01 March 2007
... in doorways bellies full from dinner and faces scrubbed clean, still seeing the click-snap of clothesline ropes near tops of trees, deedee the double-dutch queen traces circular outlines of street-light with her feet, one in front of the other, dragging her braided jump-rope down the street to get muddied...