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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 (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 Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 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...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of black (post)modern desires, as well as the potential to think through historical echoes of the current controversies and debates around exactly what constitutes “appropriate” black sexuality. Even as it offers a venue for acts of self-representation, pleasure, and exchange, hip-hop porn's brand...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
... around the performance of race, class, and gender as a means to resist dominant representations of black women, while simultaneously engaging in disciplinary practices that constrain black femininity. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 SHANARA R. REID-BRINKLEY The Essencoef Res(ex)pectability...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 205–210.
Published: 01 September 2008
... invite a second look at the hip-hop video vixen, displaying an interest in moments unintended by music video narratives. Some stills reveal agency rather than victimization, while others provide reminders of the narrow representations of women in hip-hop. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2008
...-civil rights era. Grounded in the works of Patricia Hill Collins, bell hooks, Audre Lorde, and Jewelle Gomez, I examine how media representations of Ndegeocello coupled with her lyrics and music demonstrate the complexities and contradictions of “hip-hop feminism.” In particular, the 1990s represent...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and its dance forms to empower women cross-culturally. She subverts traditional representations of womanhood in her songs and performances, thereby expanding existing definitions of womanhood. Hinds addresses women's ambivalent relationships with the performance and celebration of Caribbean culture...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., and racism. At the same time, we explore contradictions in the production of such subjectivities, thus underscoring ways in which capital and neoliberalism are incomplete formations, and reimagining the possibilities and limitations for representations of subjectivity in the context of neoliberal capitalism...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 127–130.
Published: 01 December 2020
... perspectives on the impact of war and fundamentalism on women’s lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Other pieces analyze the ways in which racist representations of Muslim women and of Islam have come to play a key part in colonial and neocolonial “great games” being played in South, West, and Central Asia. Yet...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Basuli Deb Abstract Photography, not only by imperial men but also by imperial women, has played a significant role in portraying the Muslim woman as the apolitical exotic of orientalist fantasies, its legacies haunting the media of the global North even today. Imperial feminist representations...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to the putatively “original” culture. In contrast to this tendency, reading Han’s original and Smith’s translation together makes visible the damages that both colonization and nationalism have inflicted on the representation of female experiences. In the end, what truly scandalizes nationalist critics...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Luz Calvo Abstract Inspired by the Chicana feminist artist Alma López’s Our Lady (1999), this essay explores Chicana cultural and psychic investments in representations of the Virgin of Guadalupe. As an image of the suffering mother, the Virgin of Guadalupe is omnipresent in Mexican-American visual...
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