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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... covered body and her bare breasts hyper-eroticizes this image of the raided body (136). A war trophy, the Arab woman becomes a study in impotence before the colonial gaze. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 transnational feminism imperialist feminism Muslim women social and visual media...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2004
... by the American media as well as U.S. and Israeli government officials. 26 Thus, I would not want to leave this essay with the implication that photographs of suffering have no value or are only exploitative. Yet,when suffering and violence are the only visual depictions of social conflict, the news media too...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 226–256.
Published: 01 September 2004
... a global alternative to the visual media that dominate the plot of the novel, suggesting the power of a new feminist literary canon that invites the formation of global community. As many readers ofOzeki have noted, the power of visual media in My Yearof Meatsis undercut by the fact that Ozeki chose...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
... experiences, the culture of social media compels Black women who contribute to the hashtag to construct signifiers that conform to the structures of the platform. #Blackgirlmagic visualizes Black women’s survival within the limiting and violent system as something aesthetically and affectively pleasing. Users...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... structures and icons that perpetuate limiting representations ofblack identity. In the face of black women's limited influence in the media in question, these writers elucidate the negative impact of visual culture on black women's subjectivity while utilizing narrative resistance to subvert its influence...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
... millennial women. The interviews centered the thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and ideologies of these millennials about their social media use in relation to themes of language, race, culture, identity, and health. Black millennial women come to know their experiences on- and off-line as real because...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
... visual economy than the objectifying gaze, especially for subjects such as the struggling middle-class Indian Mr. Kapasi, who have limited access to the forms of social and cultural authority that the gaze requires. Although his references to Mina's breasts and throat seem to point to Mr. Kapasi's...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 161–190.
Published: 01 September 2002
... between socialized race and visualized race is akin to the difference between "gender" and "sex": the former was first critiqued as a performative and constructed category, whereas the latter continued to represent a seemingly less-disputable "biological" difference (penis versus vagina). In recent years...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 290–299.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the traditional celebration ofBlack History Month. Students are able to follow how Martin's death updates the trajectory of black protest in a cultural and historically relevant moment. Students examine readings across multiple mediums including blogs, op-eds, and Twitter hash tags. Using social media...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., and abjection. Simply stated, Chavers argued that “#Blackgirlmagic does not change the regularity of Black death and destruction.” This did not sit well with many Black women who took to social media to reject Chavers’s argument and to attack Chavers herself, going even so far as to question her Black identity...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 218–242.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and continual participation within the American social activity system (school, work, media, etc we learn to despise AAL"(145). For example, "Ebonics" was a popular topic in the media in the 1990s, often as the subject of disparagement. However, research shows Ebonics is a rule-governed language system...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
... or racially based category, however marked it may be by biological, social, and visual signifiers (Burke 1996 ; Peiss 1998 ; Kawashima 2002 ; Hall 2005 ; Hunter 2005 ; Rondilla and Spickard 2007 ; Pierre 2008 ; Glenn 2009 ; Parameswaran and Cardoza 2009 ). For example, when cultural studies scholar...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... generation’s post–internal conflict political flight and class struggles from the past. She also returns to the anachronistic term plebeyo in the contemporary, again recalling that the unresolved class struggle of the past continues to inform today’s social injustices. The lyrics, now part of a bold visual...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 436–454.
Published: 01 October 2022
.... Contemporary social media feeds and blogs related to home/interior design are filled with posts about how to make your home space a happy place, a refuge, an antidote to the outside world. The trouble, however, is that there is always something to remind Black people that safety and refuge must be figments...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., both in front of and behind the camera. While the impact oflyrics and visual imagery is important, it is the real-world experiences of women working within these industries that are part of a broader social justice concern around these exploitative gender labor practices. Conclusion Shifting the focus...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in a variety of countries fall short of answering this question because these studies operate under the assumption that whiteness is an ethnic or racially based category, however marked it may be by biological, social, and visual signifiers (Burke 1996; Peiss 1998; Kawashima 2002; Hall 2005; Hunter 2005...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... founded COMPUGIRLS,a technology program for adolescent girls from underserved school districts that offers participants opportunities to work with cutting-edge digital media to encourage computational thinking, affect positive change in their communities, enhance techno-social analytical skills...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... demonstrates the need to reappraise both the "glocal" but also gloriental impact of globalization through new visual economies of scale. Conclusion This article contributes to several interdisciplinary fields, such as area/ border studies, globalization studies, transnational feminism, and media culture...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... slavery sexual economies. Jones's self-deprecating humor argued that slavery offered racial, gender, and sexual logics that made her desirable but not necessarily for her own erotic or sexual appeal. The skit received considerable backlash in social media and prompted a series of tweets from Jones about...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 March 2006
... focus by the Nasserite Revolution with its support of women's causes in the early 1950s; it is a generation that witnessed the strengthening of the Muslim Brotherhood and the consequent fractious debates about proper forms of sociality and the place of religious beliefin contemporary life. Amer (b. 1963...