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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Shireen M. Roshanravan Abstract Ethnic Studies and Asian American feminist scholars have investigated how the model-minority racial discourse functions to prevent cross-racial coalition and to cast doubt on Asian American women in their claims to Women of Color political identity. However, none...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 265–292.
Published: 01 April 2022
... for college as an international student from Kingston, Jamaica. My identity as a first-generation, multiracial Jamaican woman would serve as an important foundation for my later career as a professor studying the experiences of racially minoritized populations in higher education. During my master’s degree...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... sexuality, but also in those that engage contested racial and national identities. 20 It can be read as a response to shame about possessing a stigmatized identity. While passing is commonly associated with deception, particularly in terms of race and sexuality, recent readings of passing reveal...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
... leaders of mass social movements. Foregrounding the political identity of black women in city politics illustrates the ways in which grassroots organizations have advanced the racial, gender, and class interests of entire black communities. My assertion is that scholars ofblack politics must include...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
... with someone white, thus assuring better life outcomes for lighter complexioned progeny. Although many countries have adopted the concept of mestizaje,or racemixture, as a stratagem to unify highly stratified and racially diverse peoples under the banner of national identity, it is still predicated on a notion...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
... icon of a unified national identity (Costa 2001, 143-2). Bymanipulating the discourses ofmestifagem, the elites are able to maintain their power structures and a sense of national unity, while acknowledging, in a condescending way, the racial mixture and harmony of the population. In this context...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
... chosen to pass in many instances of their public lives. Passing is a recurring theme in Boricua lesbian narratives, not only in those that center on closeted sexuality, but also in those that engage contested racial and national identities. 20 It can be read as a response to shame about possessing...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 236–264.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Malia Lee Womack Abstract The United States does not meet global human rights standards regarding economic, social, and cultural rights. In 1994 the United States ratified the United Nations core anti-racism treaty, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Smith College 2018 racial identity Afro-Caribbean aesthetics Blackness Puerto Rico I understand that this space is a place to start telling people that because I have a curly and grifo hair and I’m black, because I am not either white or colorá, I am black! Period. Black. Why can’t I go...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Julie Iromuanya Abstract The politically voiceless, economically visible, and racially indeterminate middleman minority status as noted by sociologists Edna Bonacich and Pyong Gap Min hardly comes to mind when scholars envision women of Africa and the African Diaspora. Still, when considering...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 124–148.
Published: 01 March 2005
... they are and how they came to be who they are. If their adoptive parents are not Chinese, they will need to understand, accept, and explain their racial identity. They will need to explain why they are not growing up with the parents they were born to. They will need to explain why they could not grow up in China...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 September 2010
... with the other and resists the impulse by characters to elide national, racial, and sexual difference. However, the articulation of community identities and the portrayal of characters as members of both oppressed communities and communities in resistance offers a new and provocative way to understand how...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... The part of my racial identity that I inherited from my father, and that white America has persistently tried to convince me is a deficiency, was always something that my mother, being unable personally to reconcile with it, would dismiss as unimportant or invisible, even as members of her own family made...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in this are Orientalist assumptions of Asian cultural excess and African-Caribbean cultural primitivism or lack. Before going any further, some clarification is needed of how a range of racial and ethnic identity categories are being used here. In this article, Black (capitalized) is used both singularly and hyphenated...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Lisa G. 2009 . “ African American Women’s Global Journeys and the Construction of Cross-Ethnic Racial Identity .” Women’s Studies International Forum 32 , no. 1 : 35 – 42 . Rief Michelle . 2004 . “ Thinking Locally, Acting Globally: The International Agenda of African American...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 September 2000
... [gets] taken care of than hair." The degrees, types, and technologies of artifice and alteration required by beauty are mediated by racial, sexual, class, political, and geographic cultures and locations. Thus, beauty shops can be considered as sites of both cultural and identity production. Some have...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 139–170.
Published: 01 March 2003
... in demonstrating the deep relationship between racial-ethnic identities and disciplinary ideologies of sexuality and gender. This essay is an effort to trace such critical links between personal histories, cultural and ethnic communities, and political identities, and in particular to understand the ways...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
... literacy and the written words are icons of power and privilege" (McClaurin 2001, 17). Even today, the school curriculum promotes racial mixture, were we learned that culturally, "we are a fusion of European, African, and Indigenous cultures and traits constructing a racial and cultural identity mixture...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 261–263.
Published: 01 September 2004
... aspects-sometimes the sense of home and BOOK REVIEW 261 racial identity is lost in trying to build a life in the United States, which sees itself as white. In the attempts of Filipino Americans to maintain their homes in the Philippines under U.S. influence and to build new ones in America, Home Boundis...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
... with lo indio , an ethno-racial identity based on identification with the decimated Taino natives of the island that now houses the Dominican Republic and “ lo Hispano ” or Hispanicity reflects the multiple semiotic systems of race they have historically negotiated. La/o india/o is invoked to erase...
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