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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... male power structure intact, some black women were the potential beneficiaries of jurists’ racial paternalism ethos. While whites imagined themselves as controlling paternalistic exchanges with blacks, black people engaged whites as conscious actors drawing on a keen understanding of white people’s...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... that calls out this paternalism under revolution: “I was born and raised in a system that exerts control under the guise of paternalism—a system that caresses you as it beats you, that teaches you but also inhibits you, enlightens you and censures you. We are hostages to a government that behaves like...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and therefore, the world. I offer meditations on the five pillars of Islam through a haunted queer diasporic kinship practice that takes the form of letter-poems to an ancestor, Shauki Masi, my paternal grandmother’s first cousin, who passed away in the spring of 2017. 1 In so doing, I craft my own “theory...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... for whom superior health, wealth and education were tied to racial endowments and a White Man's norm" (Stoler 2002, 64). The Moyne Report is remarkable for the way in which it attempted to balance benevolence and control, maternalism and paternalism, equality and inequality. We see this in its strong...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and father, Boy, assume she will be perceived as white and will move even further into the world of privilege associated with her paternal family. Her position at the early stages of this process allows for Clare's optimism and her unproblematic identification with female heroes and victims of oppression...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
... sheds light on how representations of domestic workers materialize into power relations and forms of class, gender, and racial oppression in Brazil. My analysis is grounded on information drawn from four main sources: a wide-ranging literature review; an ethnographic study of household 104 MERIDIANS 13...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Lourdes Torres Abstract While in the last decades there has been a proliferation of writings by Latina lesbians who theorize issues of intersectionality, missing still are the voices and analyses of Puerto Rican lesbians who articulate the specificity of Puerto Rican sexual, racial, national...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lourdes Torres Abstract While in the last decades there has been a proliferation of writings by Latina lesbians who theorize issues of intersectionality, missing still are the voices and analyses of Puerto Rican lesbians who articulate the specificity of Puerto Rican sexual, racial, national...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 59–76.
Published: 01 September 2001
... greatest professional success comes when she is cast as the representative of "America" in a pageant called "The Dance of Nations." Forced to wear a mask so as to erase her racial identity, Joanna Marshall throws it off to declare" there is no one in the audience more American than I am" (232). Overstuffed...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... There was the unstated implication that Rebecca Walker’s racial and ethnic difference from her African American mother contributed to her willingness, let alone ability , to “tell the truth and change the face of feminism,” as Walker ( 1995 ) writes in the anthology To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Sreerekha Sathi Abstract This essay is a testimonial of the author’s experiences, memories, and reflections about becoming a person/woman of color, discovering, and unearthing the meanings of racialization, white privilege, and white supremacy in the contemporary United States. The author gives...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 32–53.
Published: 01 September 2010
... hierarchy, generated during the nineteenth century to benefit the colonial-capitalist interests of the plantation economy, unevenly privileged and dispossessed a multi-ethnic and multi-racial worker population. Incidentally, Native Hawai'ians are absent from Blu's Hangingaltogether as characters and, also...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 480–505.
Published: 01 October 2022
... in the paternal line and disaffects her matrilineally. It also signifies her colonial ancestry in the sociopolitical class of persons governed as enslaveable due to racial slavery’s predication on black subjugation to white rule. The amalgamation of white maternal estrangement and racialization as black...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 180–203.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., death, racial violence, and an overall individual and planetary vulnerability. We discovered through our writing how we had all been longing for contact with other Black 1 feminists working in and from Nordic universities, involved in community activism, and whose work we appreciate. We write...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and delink critique from the politics of racial solidarity and empire in the increasingly xenophobic sociopolitical landscape of the United States. Based on ethnographic research in Southern California’s Muslim communities, the authors trace the complex contours of women’s agency and the transnational...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 179–186.
Published: 01 September 2000
... that had marked me so deep, so early.4 Something kept me awayfrom TheWaves, a dark shadow, a hand. 182 MEENA ALEXANDER ButTheWaveswas the work I drank so deeplyofin the whitewashed room in my paternal grandmother's house, a house with lime trees outside the window and the footmarks of a baby elephant, its...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in Brazil or Cuba to author a fictional novel or testimonial autobiography. Although separated by time and place, they were united in their projection of a black racial pride that transcended the racist marginalization inflicted upon them and their communities. Each was an unacknowledged theorist of race...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and much-needed social change to the island. These state efforts subsumed noneconomic issues under their explicit Marxist agenda, prioritizing socioeconomic changes as it conceived capitalism as the cause for gender, racial, and class oppression. All individuals were to be incorporated and integrated...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celeste Henery Abstract This essay proposes diaspora as a love story—a tale of how black women create new possibilities for black collectivity through their writing. The experiences and affect of black women, born of their racial and gendered subjectivity, remain a less explored dimension...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... has resulted in longer-term political and social costs: paternalism and the reinforcement of a racialized and gendered nation-state. Many women's arguments for public poverty alleviation programs were tied to nationalist ideology, which is itself predicated on a specific theory of gender difference...