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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 (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 (2004) 5 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2004
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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
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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 at the...
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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 in...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 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 of...
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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 ...
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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 a...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 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...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
... point 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...
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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
... 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...
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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
... representations of bondage, and emergent theories and conceptualizations of erotics. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 ...