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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
... will vacate our houses for them in the interest of the nation. If you don't have that much respect for the nation then I'll allow this nation to go to the dogs. (Raval 1998) Thackeray's equation of art depicting same-sex desire and Muslim "extremists" makes clear that queers' status is outside the Hindu...
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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 (2021) 20 (2): 443–465.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Abstract This article explores the possibilities of distinctly queer and Muslim futures rooted not only in Muslim diaspora communities but in the Muslim world itself. The Palestinian intifadas of 1987 and 2000 are the author’s primary inspiration, whereas the future becomes...
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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
...”—the 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 (2006) 7 (1): 73–103.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Grace Kyungwon Hong Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 GRACE KYUNGWON HONG "AShared Queerness" ColonialismT,ransnationalisma,nd Sexualityin ShaniMootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night A passage from Shani Mootoo's 1996 novel CereuBs loomsat Nightdemonstrates the author's fascination with flora...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of self-invention.2 I am interested in how these two Puerto Rican women enacted strategies of passing and covering in order to manage their queer sexualities in relation to their nationality, race, and class. Clearly,the language and political context that writers have access to in a particular time...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and suggest how shame implicitly conditions the articulation of Puerto Rican identity. Works Cited Agosto Moisés , Acevedo David Caleb , and Negrón Luís , eds. 2008 . Los otros cuerpos: Antología de temática gay, lésbica y queer . Río Piedras : Librería Isla . Aponte-Parés...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to this good/bad binary by imagining a “queer” Muslimness through Usama Alshaibi’s 2011 film Profane . Profane centers on Muna, a Muslim Arab-American professional dominatrix who attempts to reconcile her perverse sexuality with her religious identity. In doing so, she unravels understandings of both her role...
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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 (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...
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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 thinking...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 455–479.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Sandra Ruiz Abstract How does loss tear a hole in the world and produce a collective remaking of a new social order in which grief-work is not contained singularly but is a process done in feminist, queer, and Black and Brown ensemble? Interested in how we deliberately incorporate loss...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 34–57.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Chandra Frank Abstract This essay draws on the feminist and queer organization Flamboyant, the first and only nationwide Black and migrant women–run meeting place, active in the 1980s in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After five years, the collective was forced to leave their space due to a lack...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 139–170.
Published: 01 March 2003
... that sexuality erupts on the center stage of otherwise political scenarios. Recent fictional and autobiographical writing by queer Chicanas signals the intersections of sexual practices and desires with other kinds of desire, such as investments in political and social transformation and emancipation. One...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and 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 (2004) 5 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 September 2004
... that the work would remain on display. Undoubtedly, free speech arguments have strategic value-that is, they protect a space for the public articulation of queer desire and the display of images that contest fixed and static ideas about cultural identity. However, First Amendment arguments cannot begin...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 110–132.
Published: 01 April 2024
.... The good tidings that arose with the progress made by various feminist and queer organizations like AlQaws, Aswat, the Palestinian Feminist Collective, and Tala’at, among others, mark an evolutionary turn in the Palestinian feminist movement. Nonetheless, this optimistic development was escorted...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 184–213.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as a 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...