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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 (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) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., constituted the survival of black theory and a logic of care. This is an exercise in how else one could choose to arrive at blackness and queerness and feminism by way of narration. When we do we do not begin with, “My name is”; instead we introduce ourselves as how we are called: I am called Mũsangi...
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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 (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... evidence that the everyday banal manifestation of race, sex, empire are neither escapable nor forgettable. Her anxious incantations speak to her social and emotional history but also to contemporary feminist, postcolonial, and queer theories’ inability to reveal the grief, the repossession, the quotidian...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... productive use of Freud’s allegory of castration in his book Racial Castration . He argues that feminist and queer theories that deploy “psychoanalytic theory to deconstruct naturalizing discourses of sexual, and in particular heterosexual, difference must be rethought to include viable accounts of race as...
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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): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jennifer Cho Abstract Turning to extant theories of melancholy, this article uses Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée to reevaluate the linear trajectory of Asian American identity formation in the United States. In particular, the author develops the term mel- han -choly—a hybrid form of melancholy 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...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Queer Theory .” PhD diss., University of Hawaiʻi . Phillips Layli . 2006 . The Womanist Reader . New York : Routledge . Revilla Noʻu . 2011 . Say Throne . Kāne‘ohe : Tinfish Press . Revilla Noʻu . 2017 . “ Ua Mohala: Notes on Remembering our Queen .” Ke Kapu He...
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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 (2019) 18 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... 3 : 116 – 25 . Nixon Angelique , and King Rosamond S. 2013 . “ Embodied Theories: Local Knowledge(s), Community Organizing, and Feminist Methodologies in Caribbean Sexuality Studies .” Caribbean Review of Gender Studies 7 : 1 – 15 . Wu Judy Tzu-Chun . 2013...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
...-century movement in the United States it is also useful to consider the more general movement for black lives in conjunction with Garza et al.’s organization. Several “Guiding Principles”— including diversity, restorative justice, queer affirming, black families, empathy, and black women—animate the...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... editor of award-winning collections such as Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction , Makhosazana Xaba has become one of the leading forces shaping literature, as well as gender and sexuality activism, in South Africa today. As a poet, she documents the intimate and bodily pursuit of liberation in a...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
...) fundamental understandings and assumptions of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, writing, and theory. Precisely because not every methodology is appropriate for every project, we need to use and acknowledge more ways of learning, knowing, and doing. In particular, if we want to have in our collective body of...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... devalued) domestic labor is integral to the tourism economy in both the cheap labor it requires on-site and the comfortable nuclear family arrangements that often create the subject position of tourist, whether through a family vacation or honeymoon. 2 While queer tourists do participate in the tourist...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
... survivor of sexual and state violence and my social location as a queer Chicana from an urban working-class/working-poor background, and to the wider political conjuncture that was taking place when I was introduced to this activist tradition. Like many poor and working-class youth of color growing up in...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... introduction, the Commonwealth of Virginia became the thirty-eighth state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a milestone arriving thirty-eight years after the 1982 deadline for its ratification. Having finally met the two-thirds of the states bar, the ERA could in theory become the twenty-eighth...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Community Involvement (MIRCI) . Bradford, Ontario . http://motherhoodinitiative.org/ . October 8 , 2018 . O’Reilly Andrea . 2010 . The Free Library . S.v. Outlaw(ing) Motherhood: A Theory and Politic of Maternal Empowerment for the Twenty-first Century .” https://www.thefreelibrary.com...