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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Carrie N. Baker Abstract This essay analyzes the portrayal of sex trafficking in representative dramas and documentaries, both Hollywood and independent films. The majority of these films use a rescue narrative to tell the story of sex trafficking: an innocent and naïve young woman or girl...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
...: A Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007) and her essay “Venus in Two Acts” (2008). These are arguably two of the most influential works of scholarship in African American feminist studies of the past decade. Hartman’s attempt to use the archive to rescue those lost within, particularly girls...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
...? The central denial story in the case of the missing Chibok girls concerned President Goodluck Jonathan, who infamously dragged his feet on launching a rescue mission in the belief that the abduction had been orchestrated by his regime’s political enemies. Certainly Vee’s perspective reflected a widely shared...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in postcolonial, diasporic Korean populations. U.S. hegemony has also affected patterns of memory regarding Korean history, as Grace Cho reiterates. She claims that from the American perspective, the “official script of U.S.–Korea relations” is framed around the “narrative of Korea as successful rescue mission...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the Dragon (1988). The humanity of Asian and Arab women as daughters, sisters, and mothers, and often as professionals—doctors, lawyers, and teachers—is hardly ever represented in the Western media. Where they do appear, it is as mindless, persecuted victims of their own culture who need to be rescued...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... but for the unseen faces of people who depend on the unwavering commitment of scholars who take up justice work. We know that the ongoing work to rescue and reclaim the history and lives of Black women is important and that it is our duty—in the same vein as Alice Walker’s early work to rescue Zora Neale Hurston...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 149–154.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and limbs floats through. the sirens have stopped now. the advertisers are back on the air. the rescue workers are traumatized. the skyline is brought back to human size. no longer taunting the gods with its height. i have not cried at all while writing this. i cried when i saw those buildings...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... protests: I started my activism in 1995 with my Filipino embassy as a community mobilizer, volunteer, and then it happened once when in the war of 2006 between Lebanon and Israel—I was part of the rescue team and I found out that a lot of migrant workers needed help and there’s none. When we rescue...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... feeds the altruism and self-abnegation that is an enduring hallmark of reactionary nationalist ideology. The debate over whether being feminist is elitist is one expression of the learned and politically internalized nationalist rhetoric of rescue and sociocultural acceptability that characterizes...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 131–138.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and conflict in the region. The Bush administration’s decision to drop bombs at one moment and, in the next, care packages of food that are in every way inadequate to the needs of the population offers a grim image of how pathetic this discourse of “civilization” and “rescue” is within the violence of war. We...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... nurtured and rescued the family of the nation at large. Joy James discusses how “outlaw” women like Tubman have usually only survived in historical memory via this kind of interpretive twist: they are “accepted into an American society that claims their resistance by incorporating or ‘forgiving’ their past...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in court was contingent upon their ability to portray themselves as women in need of rescue in order to exploit government officials’ perception of themselves as benevolent white men. Scholarship on the ways in which post–Civil War working poor blacks exploited white racism to their advantage as part...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in international campaigns, such as One Billion Rising/V-DAY and the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. However, despite their active engagement in women’s rights campaigns, other feminists were not always accepting of them, assuming that they needed to be rescued from sex work rather...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
... . The Handmaid’s Tale . Boston : Houghton Mifflin . Barofsky Neil . 2012 . Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street . New York : Free Press . Barriteau V. Eudine . 2012 . Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender . Mona, Jamaica...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
...—both for women who are targets of war and women who perpetrate war as agents of the empire, thereby refuting both the claim that war can liberate women in the global South through the rescue mission of the empire, as well as the claim that war can redistribute gender power for women of the global North...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... modifies Rapunzel’s tale for migrant subjects. Unlike Rapunzel who finds her freedom thanks to a prince who climbs up her hair to her rescue, for Mamacita, it is “as if he had torn the only skinny thread that kept her alive, the only road out to that country” from which she came (Cisneros 1991 : 77–78...