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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... writings by Sandra Cisneros and John Rechy—expand the queer and Chicana identifications and desires, and contest narrow, patriarchal nationalisms. By deploying critical race psychoanalysis and semiotics, we can unpack the libidinal investments in the brown female body, as seen in both in popular...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
... hairstyling among Black people (as well as among people in “White subcultures”), and asked “who in this postmodern mêlée of semiotic appropriation and counter-creolization, is imitating whom?” (Mercer 1987 , 52). Yet he also refers to Caucasian whiteness when he highlights this complexity of whiteness as an...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . Calvo Luz . 2004 . “ Art Comes for the Archbishop: The Semiotics of Contemporary Chicana Feminism and the Work of Alma Lopez .” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 5 , no. 1 : 201 – 24 . Candelario Ginetta . 2000 . “ Hair Race-ing: Dominican Beauty Culture and Identity...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
... with lo indio , an ethno-racial identity based on identification with the decimated Taino natives of the island that now houses the Dominican Republic and “ lo Hispano ” or Hispanicity reflects the multiple semiotic systems of race they have historically negotiated. La/o india/o is invoked to erase...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... is not. That is, it defines itself by its opposition. I call these sets of narratives opposition stories. Borrowed from semiotics, the term “opposition” refers to the meaning-making process. An object or entity (that is, a sign) derives its meaning not solely by what it is, but also by what it is not...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... against societal violence and discrimination. Drawing on his “performative-contentious model of the Arab public sphere” where the human body plays a major role as both the “bone of contention and medium of expression,” Marwan Kraidy has argued that al-Mahdy’s act of “semiotic self-immolation” needs to be...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., at once ontological and epistemological, semiotic and philosophic, corporeal and affective. Against it, again, lay (more) abjection. Always relational rather than immanent, the migrant m other ’ s stories perform a philosophical labor, compelling a confrontation with questions of class, gendered...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... problems inherent in semiotic and ontological differences. My aim is to examine what alternative patterns of analysis may possibly yield in clarifying intersecting feminisms and tribal women’s knowledges as a productive basis for application to Native women in the arts. Both studies are authored by women...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... the term. These are concepts with dense semantic and semiotic fields, and a philological attention to their use in various contexts and genres, and over time, would yield its own social and intellectual histories. The scholarship on each of these terms is voluminous. And yet Intimate Relations uses...