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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
... with the mother despite the fact that the mother remains, at times, the cultural “Other.” It is a shared experience of rape and trauma that facilitates a means of understanding between mother and daughter and serves as a point of contact for the building of transnational feminist solidarity between women...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shawn Arango Ricks Abstract This paper will discuss how the lens through which Black women view narratives of trauma and resiliency problematizes healing. Lessons learned via elders on how to view and situate themselves within the world can lead to living in a state of “normalized chaos...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 September 2011
... not as inclined to be silent. Whoever I asked began to tell their stories, often all at once-each story, too often, more horrible than the 142 MERIDIANS 11:1 next. The need to express the trauma and fright they have lived through is a psychological one that must be addressed, as it is so necessary for healing...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Elena Ruíz Abstract This article addresses the experience of precarity and vulnerability in racialized gender-based violence from a structural perspective. Informed by Indigenous social theory and anticolonial approaches to intergenerational trauma that link settler colonial violence...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in which Dominicans are the agents of change. This article argues that Indiana’s version of Dominican futurism engages with “negative aesthetics”—defined here as the aesthetics of disorientation, dystopia, and disgust. Negative aesthetics offer a way of staying with the pain and unrest of trauma...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 399–407.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Rosetta Marantz Cohen; Doris H. Gray Abstract This interview with Doris H. Gray, author of Leaving the Shadow of Pain: A Cross-cultural Exploration of Truth, Trauma, Reconciliation, and Healing , explores the impact of political trauma across time, and the strategies for healing and justice...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of Black women popular music artists whose early twenty-first century recordings and stirring performances addressed the traumas, the challenges, and the spectacular subjugation of Black women who fell victim to brutal disenfranchisement in the midst of the disaster. Beyonce’s B-Day album and Mary J...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of another chapter of Haiti's history, but also shared, especially as they are also evidence of how Haitians came to each other's aid. Such stories were not the focus of popular media coverage. Within this collection there are stories of courage, stories of solidarity, stories of trauma, stories of hope...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... imperatives, Chicana feminist treatments of imperial trauma and queer erotics provide alternate modes of belonging, healing, and embodiment. Copyright © 2013 by Smith College 2013 AIMEE CARRILLO ROWE Vendidasy Devueltas: QueerTimes and ColorLines in Chicana/oPerformance Abstract...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Erin L. Berry-McCrea Abstract This paper describes the ways that Black millennial women have come to acknowledge the role of voice and to recognize the sociolinguistic traumas that they experience in and outside of digital spaces. The lived experiences of Black millennial women within the digital...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 204–228.
Published: 01 April 2023
... on content analysis of rap lyrics and ethnographic fieldwork on rap and hip-hop dance performativities, resonating contemporary Greek society’s precarities, traumas, and ethics, this article explains why hip-hop and street cultures are so popular today in Greece. Furthermore, it highlights their global...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2004
... in this region (Chomsky 1999; Zizek 2000). More than elision, though, is at stake in representing war and trauma. Photographs ofKosovar refugees fall easily into generic conventions that for much of the twentieth century have mobilized support for one side in a conflict by using images of mothers and children...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... . Is the Rectum a Grave and Other Essays . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Brand Dionne . 2002 . A Map to the Door of No Return . New York : Vintage Books . Cvetkovich Anne . 2003 . Archive of Feeling: Trauma, Sexuality and Lesbian Public Cultures . Durham : Duke University...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of conflict represent complex interrogations of identity, eco-devastation, and militarization to invalidate an elitist “poetry for poetry’s sake” ethic? Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 Nagaland Northeast India women poets war militarization trauma Poetry must be raw like a side of beef...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... how far it has come since the traumas of the past. In such a conception of time, national subjects may be expected to quickly “get over” their traumatic pasts for the reason that the U.S. may refuse to acknowledge minority histories as grief-worthy. Additionally, the U.S. may be able to gloss over its...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 374–398.
Published: 01 October 2023
... with postcolonial trauma to offer a paradigm of survival that disrupts its enmeshment in cycles of violence. Such a paradigm entails the relinquishment of the sovereign nation-state, its twin concept of sovereign subjectivity, and, with them, our attendant notions of gender as an essentialized identity category...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
... time of the nation-state, used to measure how far it has come since the traumas of the past. In such a conception of time, national subjects may be expected to quickly "get over" their traumatic pasts for the reason that the U.S. may refuse to acknowledge minority histories as grief-worthy...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
... transgenerational traumas, the Door as Brand theorizes it remains "hidden and intangible, relegated to secrecy and silence" (Schwab 124 MERIDIANS 13:2 2010, 10C. 625-28). Yet as the title of her memoir suggests, she takes it upon herself to "construct a map of the region" (Brand 2001, 19) through historical...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 30–56.
Published: 01 March 2005
...-individuation, [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism2005, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 30-56] ©2005 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 30 education, and nation building. I recognize that by invoking this term I am calling on contemporary feminist and trauma theory in a shorthand that brings the idea of"survivor...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2004
... as a testimony of the complexity of memory. With this essay, I elaborate on the ways that migration, loss, and trauma are central themes that inform Alvarez's creative and personal process, exploring memory and recontextualizing history. My analysis reveals more than the dissonances experienced by children who...