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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Andreana Clay Abstract Examinations of the relationship of queer sexuality and the hip-hop generation have recently emerged in academia. However, little or no work has been done that explores hip-hop's bisexual, independent poster child, Me'Shell Ndegeocello. Since her debut in 1993, Ndegeocello's...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 64–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 32–53.
Published: 01 September 2010
... East Asian ethnic/class privilege alternately embraces heteronormativity and mounts challenges to it at key points in the narrative. I argue that the novel falls short of a queer critique because it is not by refusing heteronormative kinship structures but by replicating them that the non-normatively...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... one who is returned as an empowering Chicana figure. Drawing on and extending theories of queer temporality, I consider the way time passes and is recuperated by queer Chicanas who rewrite nationalist temporalities. Although nationalist projects structure La Vendida through heterosexual and capitalist...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sasha A. Khan Abstract An extension of an ongoing haunted queer diasporic kinship practice, this piece consists of letter-poems written to the author’s ancestor, Shauki Masi, who passed away several years ago. In this way, the author offers queer Muslim meditations on the five pillars of Islam...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Chinyere Okafor Abstract This paper aims to uplift a story by a queer Black woman activist residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Using various narrative analysis techniques, this paper also explores the tales told to understand how queer people in the Caribbean create a home of recognition and...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... this archival work might be important in creating space for African queers, it fails to engage fully with what it might mean to be both African and queer, in the here and now . So what, if there were no ancestral queers ? What do these archives concretize and block out of queer possibilities? While...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Emily Lederman Abstract This essay argues that a queer archive in Felicia Luna Lemus’s Like Son (2007) recovers the historical Mexican figure Nahui Olin and allows the trans protagonist to navigate less tangible inheritances, including a destructive romantic legacy and a complex Mexican American...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 73–103.
Published: 01 September 2006
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... suggest how shame implicitly conditions the articulation of Puerto Rican identity. While they resist categorization as standard coming-out stories that perhaps would please some lesbian and gay readers, Pantoja and López Torregrosa certainly queer the tradition of Puerto Rican women’s narratives in more...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... are the state's response to sexual violence against children and women. Part one offers a brief and queer history of sex offender registries in the United States and their growth in the last two decades, the available data on who assaults children and women. Part one will also use existing research to...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 184–213.
Published: 01 September 2018
... growing affirmation of gender-plural identities across the world. In the academy, however, Transfeminism continues to be sidelined, not making waves beyond the interdisciplinary research areas of Transgender studies and queer studies. The research field of international politics continues to subscribe to...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... attitudes such as anti-Blackness, however, Indiana puts forth a feminist and queer of color version that continues the aesthetic practice while also offering a radical departure by critiquing colonial and neocolonial categories. This article contends that in her Dominican futurism, Indiana pairs the...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... writings by Sandra Cisneros and John Rechy—expand the queer and Chicana identifications and desires, and contest narrow, patriarchal nationalisms. By deploying critical race psychoanalysis and semiotics, we can unpack the libidinal investments in the brown female body, as seen in both in popular...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... volatility. Through three narrated encounters, the essay uses social and affective memory and autoethnographic matter as food for critical thought, building on philosophy, postcolonial, feminist, and queer criticism, in order to address the hauntology of the necropartriarchal and necropolitical against the...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 248.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Upasana Agarwal Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 My work often explores queer identity via repetition in patterns. In this work I look at Shazia, my friend, who finds intimacy and peace with herself on a hot summer’s day. She almost crosses the wall but pauses for a moment to ponder...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the ways in which black hair shapes and affects social terrains. While associations between hair length or style and sexual orientation are not limited to black hair, the well-traced linkages between blackness and queerness create a distinctive backdrop for the reception of black women’s hair...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Age of Empire .” Agenda 17 , no. 57 : 21 – 29 . Haupt Adam . 2016 . “ Queering Hip-Hop, Queering the City: Dope Saint Jude’s Transformative Politics .” M/C Journal 19 , no. 4 . http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/view/1125 . Kwenaite Sindi , and...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... problematizes the boundaries between private and public, and draws intimate connections between the subjective and the social, between the emotional and the political. This scholarly tradition generally roots itself in queer theory. Ann Cvetkovich’s description of the Public Feelings project—a group of...