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Published: 01 April 2021
Figure 3. In almost all frames, Haider and Arshia occupy the center of the screen. This suggests their equal importance in bearing witness to the Kashmir conflict. More
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of bodies and voices—through their public performances. In the tourist zones the classificatory eye looks upon a sanitized space, producing, in concert with the ear, ordered visual and aural landscapes evocative of the “authentic” Cuba. I suggest that sound can make visible spatial practice. Las Krudas...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 351–362.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Courtney Bryant Abstract In her book Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength , Chanequa Walker-Barnes (2014) offers a theological analysis of the myth of the “StrongBlackWoman,” a trope that suggests that black women do not have the same human needs or experience pain like others...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... At the Full suggests that though neo-archives can reconstruct silenced histories, such reconstructions cannot always provide catharsis. For instance, Brand's character Eula desires a coherent record of her family's past, yet this desire is thwarted by the scarcity and illegibility of written documents. Her...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
... music videos, and the music video set as a site of gender exploitation. Findings suggest a concern over artistic freedom of expression and the mechanical production of the “booty video” formula that saturates music video programming and is a template for rap videos. Participants agreed...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and Blige's work, I examine the politics of black women's pop music culture in relation to the Gulf Coast catastrophe and the extreme marginalization of black women in American sociopolitical culture. I suggest that we look closely at the musical performances of Beyoncé as well as Blige, as each artist's work...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of menstruation, miscarriages, hemorrhages, and womb images alongside death suggest that relying on a relationship among blood, land, and identity is always already limiting, even as the novel maintains that such relationships remain the best hope for resisting oppression. The lack of a future in the text...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and class dynamics. It is within this context that I examine Memoir of a Visionary (2002) by Antonia Pantoja and The Noise of Infinite Longing (2004) Luisita López Torregrosa; I consider how these recent memoirs engage with intersecting issues in the lives of Puerto Rican women and suggest how shame...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 66–99.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of motives.” This article provides a contextualized study of the global spread of the feminist anti-violence against women cause from a local perspective, suggesting that the “global and the “local,” in the field of transnational feminism, should be treated more attentively as an interactive nexus rather...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 276–285.
Published: 01 March 2018
... perspective, this paper describes strategies that can be employed to improve institutional responses to Black women survivors and concludes with suggestions for future practice. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 NKIRU NNAWULEZI AND CAROLYN M. WEST Institutional Strategies to Promote the Health of Black...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... between government agencies and Muslim communities to prevent homegrown terrorism. From its inception, CVE has been controversial among Muslim and non-Muslim leaders within Southern California’s civil rights communities. While some suggest that American Muslims must play a leading role in countering...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and suggest how shame implicitly conditions the articulation of Puerto Rican identity. Works Cited Agosto Moisés , Acevedo David Caleb , and Negrón Luís , eds. 2008 . Los otros cuerpos: Antología de temática gay, lésbica y queer . Río Piedras : Librería Isla . Aponte-Parés...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
... anti-Muslim racism operates as a tool of exclusion, deployed along racial, religious, ethnic, class, and gender lines. The women’s daily responses to anti-Muslim racism suggest how solidarities might sustain communities targeted by racism, while laying the foundations for future intersectional anti...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Nancy Kang Abstract Ciguapas are mythical creatures, typically represented as naked, comely females with uniquely backward feet. Such anatomy renders their path virtually untraceable. Legends suggest they inhabit remote mountains and forests in the Dominican Republic, preying on men. This essay...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
...-politics suggests a way of doing politics that transcends the pitfalls of identity politics, particularly intersectionality. Copyright © 2013 by Smith College 2013 JENNIFER C. NASH PracticingLove:BlackFeminism, Love-Politicsa, nd Post-Intersectionality Abstract...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
... respects, or fails to respect, in her subject. Commenting on Danto's useful paradigm, I conclude the essay by suggesting that Weems deploys the witness function in From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried in a way that respects the “project of identity” of the abused photographic subjects whose images she...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and undermining of one another. The findings further suggest that clinicians working with Indo-Caribbean women should explore stresses of immigration, cultural differences between the women's country of origin and the host country, and identifying ways of coping. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 ODESSA D...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
...; secondly, European colonialism had significant negative repercussions for Igbo women. The women in Adichie’s short story—at least the non-Christian ones—are strong and independent individuals that take charge of their own lives. Adichie’s characterization of women in “Headstrong Historian” suggests...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as an entity is suggested in re-embracing the critical questions set by the authors of the sex wars. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 CORNELIA M6SER SexWarsand the Contemporary FrenchMoralPanic:The Productivityand Pitfalls of FeministConflicts Abstract Overthepastfew years,right-wingpoliticalgroupsin...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... writing during the Vichy occupation of Martinique in the 1940s—the essay suggests that the seemingly monolithic trope of the sexually inviting Martinican woman contains a loophole that could lead to its own dismantling. More specifically, I argue that the element of the supernatural that is often imbedded...