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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Shoba Sharad Rajgopal Abstract Courses regarding race, gender, and representation are not easy to teach under any circumstances, but even more so in predominantly white classrooms in the post 9/11 U.S. where the masses have been fed a diet of xenophobic, anti-Asian propaganda inculcating an “us...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Lucía M. Suárez LUCfA M. SUAREZ JuliaAlvarezand the Anxiety of LatinaRepresentation In this essay, I propose a meditation on the anxiety of representation caused by "broken" memories that intersect Julia Alvarez's national identity(ies) and self-presentation. I look at select moments in Alvarez's...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Shoba Sharad Rajgopal Abstract Courses regarding race, gender, and representation are not easy to teach under any circumstances, but even more so in predominantly White classrooms in the post 9/11 United States, where the masses have been fed a diet of xenophobic, anti-Asian propaganda inculcating...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
...]), my proposed comparison elucidates the Western and transnational leanings of this foundational “Caribbean” work and the ways in which it implicitly expands on Morrison's representations of female autonomy and visual culture. To that end, I borrow from and expand on Cheryl Wall's notion of “worrying...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
...)-into literary representations of multi-layered racial, gender, and sexual discourses, contemporary Afro-Brazilian writers challenge the celebratory postmodern discourses that equate hybridity and mesti~agemwiththe transcendence of racial differentiation and racial divisions. In that sense, these writers use...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Patricia de Santana Pinho Abstract This article examines representations of domestic workers in Brazilian “common sense,” in the Gramscian use of the term. It argues that the dominant trope of maids' bodies as “dirty,” and yet the “most suitable” to carry out the job of cleaning, is produced...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the representations of black women bodies as complex discursive spaces, the essay explores Barbadian women’s struggles with latent colonial paradigms and highlights women’s assertions of agency and their challenging of limiting constructs. Utilizing the theoretical insights of numerous transnational and African...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
... calls a “rebel consciousness” through representations of female rebels who refuse to “know duh place.” Cliff's rebel women combat and resist traditional representations of womanhood, patriarchy, colonial culture, and homophobia. The genealogy of the “fighting spirit” of Caribbean women is registered...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 11–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Kyrah Malika Daniels Abstract Few conversations with the renowned Haitian novelist Edwidge Danticat have delved into the subject of religion in Haiti and the representations of Vodou in her fiction and nonfiction writing. This interview with Danticat explores her religious upbringing, Vodou...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., concepts, methods, or curricula. However, Tubman’s contributions should be understood as pertinent to women’s studies, particularly from within women of color theoretical traditions. Copyright © 2014 Smith College 2014 black feminism distortion radicalism representation multiple oppressions...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to Larsen's interface with the core concerns of the modernist literary project as well as the New Negro Movement. Moreover, Larsen's representation of the work roles available to black women reflects the tangible effects of the period's radical social changes while it illuminates the ways in which labor...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... landscape, a textured representation of this catastrophic moment. While the collection is by no means representative of the population, nor does it seek to be, it does demonstrate that, indeed, those left behind clearly have stories to tell that must not only be gathered and archived, as they are now part...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that made it possible in the first place to mark out a place for a Sara Baartman (the so-called Hottentot Venus) in nascent capitalist relations and forces of production and in the early colonization of southern Africa. In their nonreferential literary representations of twentieth-century neoliberalism...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
...—as a necessary agent in the protagonist's emergence from the paint-factory hospital. As scholars have contested the significance of this chapter and Mary's representation in it, the Invisible Man drafts, made available to the public in 1998, reveal that this chapter is more significant than previously thought...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
... spectators, but she also demands that her readers participate in the critical interpretive work necessary for recognizing the difference between “fact” and “fiction.” Her novel reveals that such cultural work is important for interrogating and reconfiguring past and present representations of black female...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... subjectivities of black women during slavery as part of an emancipatory politics. Using “The Tubman Sextape” as a point of entry, this essay examines how to create erotic maps of Tubman, and black women during slavery more broadly by engaging the historiography of slavery, popular representations of bondage...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 September 2014
... newspapers and William Still's social history The Underground Rail Road (1872) to reveal how antislavery culture wavered in its representation of single black women. On one hand, antislavery rhetoric emphasized black marriage as the epitome of civic freedom, while on the other hand admitting that women...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 50–77.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Janell Hobson Abstract This essay explores representations of Harriet Tubman in African American art and contemporary popular culture. From art to children's literature to Hollywood films to public memorials, these works flatten the historical while hyperbolizing the fantastical elements of Tubman...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., titling her first solo album Soca Queen and her second Caribbean Queen . I argue that Hinds uses the Queen trope as a diasporic resource, allowing her to negotiate diverse standards of respectability, femininity, and sensuality while offering herself as a representation of Barbados, the wider Caribbean...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
... recasts. Reading the controversy surrounding this series as a reflection of its power, I work dialectically through considering key aspects of representations of witnessing the sadistic mistreatment of other human beings. CLAIRE RAYMOND The Crucible of Witnessing: Projects of Identity in Carrie Mae...