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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2016
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 149–154.
Published: 01 December 2020
... poetry in this. there are causes and effects. there are symbols and ideologies. mad conspiracy here, and information we will never know. there is death here, and there are promises of more. there is life here. anyone reading this is breathing, maybe hurting, but breathing for sure. and if there...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 39–52.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Rani’s endless pillow talk, that “we two, ours two” is one too many to actually make sure you can build your own house, eat without waiting for leftovers, and sit on chairs in offices rather than on floors in other people’s houses. Kumar had listened, even if he had only passed tenth class. Kumar, who...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 April 2021
... she and her baby were the reason we’d survive? Metal hangers weighed down by craftily chosen clothes pressed licorice whips into our fingers. Can I have a dressing room? Sure. It’s six items at a time . Cool. We could do whatever we wanted in sixes. Baaaaah! Baaaaah! Huh...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the bathroom mirrors at my face, measuring the contrast between my dark hair and my light(er) skin. This was Ma’s bathroom, where you had to wipe your tinkerbell and make sure your bungie was clean and where if someone intruded they might notice you were starting to get tetas . Mostly nobody...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... who do manage to create something for ourselves are nevertheless stigmatized and derided with cruel taunts like “You were really itching for it” or “You sure gave it away fast.” The funny thing is, in the fifteen years that my son has been alive, nobody—not from any organization, not from the State...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and we would listen to each other, and we would spiral into dangerous, fitful fantasies. Or maybe we would cry and cry and cry together, and laugh at how puffy our eyes were and how silly it all was. Maybe we would smile. All I know for sure is that I would not have known then where to begin because...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
... almost a decade. Doctors refer to our autoimmune illness as a             “death sentence.” They offer a reprieve through treatment. We are not so sure; the root has always been oppression. Unlike the rest of the khandaan, I know he means it when he says he’d prefer to die than...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
... : Persephone Press . Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 ALM: A lot of different things were happening. There were black women involved, and there were Puerto Rican women involved, and there were indigenous women involved, and sure, it was white-dominated, and sure, the organizations that got...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... sure, García played a vital role in the visual elevation of the “new Mexican family” that would bridge economic and cultural divides “between the privileged and the dispossessed” (Burton-Caravajal 1997 , 187). Bourgeois mores and familial relations became increasingly important as the nation’s social...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to live and teach in the waning glory days of the KC, as students were few and far between.” With what I could only imagine was now a limited audience, he was proud to tell me his father’s story. He cleared a space for me to have a seat on a dusty red chair, and he made sure to keep the door to his...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 358–371.
Published: 01 October 2019
... were taken, recorded, compared. The point of such an exercise remains a mystery. We no longer live in an age of phrenology, although some of us do need our heads checked for sure, and not just for lice or spiders in the ears. The “scientific” inquiry was remembered with laser acuity by this unlucky...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 13–21.
Published: 01 December 2020
... status quo , I knew I was in the right place. I have always wanted to be around people who were interesting interlocutors. The most exciting aspect of being in the academy is being alert to the possibility that things can be done differently and better and knowing that it is our task to make sure that we...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... —Donald J. Trump It was epidemic, and yet every incident was supposed to be an isolated incident, and nobody was supposed to connect the crimes to the culture that relished violence against women as entertainment, and denied it existed in any significant way as fact, and made sure that prevention...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... students? Or could we organize a project that reached them all? Simple questions to be sure but ones we wrestled with in an effort to create a liberatory project that answered all of the questions that we had been grappling with within our own classrooms. With that in mind, we submit that this Black...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 196–218.
Published: 01 December 2020
... about the effects that they name? Such documents arguably are forms of institutional performance. They are ways in which universities perform an image of themselves, to be sure, but they are also ways in which universities perform in the sense of “doing well.” To return to my own experience of writing a...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... sure, the Beyoncé on B-Day is a far cry from the “daddy’s girl, naughty-but-nice” icon who came bounding onto the scene with her first solo effort, 2003’s monstrously successful Dangerously in Love . Rather than mistaking “edge” (the MTV marketers’ much-overused term to reference the allure of...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... facts and triumphant archives cannot contain profound, restless grief. One loss slips into another. Thus it is memory, not archival history, that reveals the impact of wars on women. Shared, lingering grief creates an inexhaustible desire to tell, to make sure that these memories will not be forgotten...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... thoughts!” (50). Doudouism at its most refined, at its most liberal. Césaire was surely not blind to its ironies, despite her respect for Breton as an artist and her investment in surrealism as an intellectual tool. In the overtness of her political and ethical commitments, Césaire is in some ways a...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... strands of their lives compelled me to create a richer, more complicated representation of them, one that acknowledges that they were full human beings and not one-dimensional stereotypes. And since I’m sure there are other situations—other work—that call out for radical interdisciplinarity, this...