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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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. The government is fumbling...
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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 (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 (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 (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. AIMEE CARRILLO ROWE Vendidasy Devueltas: QueerTimes and ColorLines in Chicana/oPerformance Abstract: Thispaperexploresthetemporalstructuresthat shapeChicanasubjectivityT...
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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 (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 (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
... of the other mother. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 critical theory sexual violence migration trauma Shortly afterward, my mother moved with her family to Karachi, West Pakistan, never to return to the soon-to-be Bangladesh. She never knew what happened to the young maid...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... [that] are running red” (158). Once gurgling rivers and streams are now forced to choke with coagulated blood as a metaphor of Nagaland’s bloody history, just as the barren hillsides are deprived of their force and vitality through environmental depletion. Nature’s lost magic reveals the ways in which trauma embeds...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 own participation in producing...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
... insidiously: in "tastes, habits, and styles" (204), in genealogical gaps, in historical silences, and in structures of feeling. The Door is thus omnipresent, making a return to physical sites at best an incomplete means of achieving redress.' Like other transgenerational traumas, the Door as Brand theorizes...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . “ Notes on Trauma and Community .” In Trauma: Explorations in Memory , edited by Caruth Cathy . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . Foucault Michel . 1990 . The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction . Translated by Hurley Robert . New York : Vintage Books...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 30–56.
Published: 01 March 2005
...,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" to contexts where the subjects ofmy study may...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... 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 migrate and are bicultural; specifically...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and a seed for survival. Yet it is this seed having flourished into what we often accept as "Strong Black Women" (Beauboeuf-Lafontant 2009; Abrams et al. 2014) or #BlackGirlMagic (Thompson 2o16) that can sometimes result in anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, pain, and uncovered trauma. Black women's...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 276–285.
Published: 01 March 2018
... disorder); substance disorders (alcohol or drug use, abuse, or dependence); and eating disorders (bulimia and binge eating) (Stockman, Hayashi, and Campbell 2015). The physical health of Black women survivors also is compromised by IPV. In addition to immediate medical trauma, such as injuries...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 March 2004
... excessive as to be unbearable. Fantasy operates as a support of reality and subjectivity by veiling over the trauma of the real. On a national level, antagonisms and contradictions that prevent the nation from achieving the form of a coherent, selfsufficient whole function as its traumatic real...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 302–308.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to understand the impact of the events of September II and their aftermath solely as "trauma." Such discourses leave other analytical, historical, and critical frameworks unexplored. Focusing only on the personal or narrowly defined psychological dimension of the attacks and the ensuing war obscures the complex...