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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... an “us” versus “them” mentality. This article analyzes the discourse of empire, a metaphor that has been used time after time to construct a mythical and menacing Other. In contrast, the portrait of Asian women in cinema and television news as traditional, veiled, and inhabiting a separate sphere adds...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Natasha Bakht Abstract Bans or attempts to ban the niqab have traveled global circuits, with disastrous consequences for Muslim women who wear the face veil. These women have evoked a repugnance that insists on erasing them from public spaces. An analysis of niqab bans reveals that: (1...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
...” versus “them” mentality. I analyze the discourse of empire, a metaphor that has been used time after time to construct a mythical and menacing Other. In contrast, the portrait of Asian women in cinema and television news as traditional, veiled, and inhabiting a separate sphere adds to this representation...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 146–162.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and protectors of the nation (cf., Abu-Lughod 1998; Chatterjee 1993; Kandiyoti 1991), much intellectual discourse in Egypt gauges the country's success by the roles and actions of women. For example, religious intellectuals often argue that the veil is an important way for women to maintain cultural identity...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 March 2006
... brand of secular, activist feminism, in contrast to the conservative feminists' cult of domesticity, was critical of marriage and the veil, which supposedly was the most visible symbol of women's oppression, although unveiling was never officially included in the feminist agenda (Badran 1995, 23).i...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2003
... their entry into the hitherto debarred public/political space. My engagement with the text is divided into two sections. The first section focuses on experiences pertaining to the female body: menstruation, childbirth, and veiling. The poets speak of how personal choice is denied and political and national...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 271–290.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Smith College 2021 anti-Muslim racisms racial marking civilizational thinking veiling Orientalia Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism as discourse is not new and cannot be reduced to a phobia. 1 It is instead about a racial project of accumulation based on the idea of European...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the Primitive . Boston : Four Seas . Hugo Leon . 1989 . “ The Black Girl and Some Lesser Quests .” Shaw Offstage: Shaw Review 9 : 161 – 84 . Itayemi Phebean , and Dove-Danquah Mabel . 1975 . The Torn Veil and Other Stories . Ibadan, Nigeria : Evans Brothers . Kroll...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 261–270.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., the colonial construct of Islam maintains the idea of Islam as a premodern, primitive, and fetishistic religion in which women are oppressed and compelled to veil. Installing Europe as modern and Islam as premodern, the idea that Muslims are an uncivilized people provides a path for the ascendancy of whiteness...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 267–296.
Published: 01 October 2023
... solidarities. The AKP would also inherit a growing Islamist movement in Turkey that would come to destabilize the gendered dynamics of Turkish secularism. It was the activism of young pious women, typified in the figure of the veiled university students who especially in the late 1990s vigorously fought...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and I think, for instance, about the veil. The veil is not restricted to Arab countries or Islamic countries; women in the United States are veiled also. Mentally! I think the veil of the mind is much more dangerous than a piece of cloth. Here I notice that first of all there are a lot of women who do...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... spirit as she learns about female genital mutilation, Davis learns about the veil, both having become iconic of the woman of the elsewhere in the Euro-US imagination. She learns about the “class character of the veil”: that peasant women and factory women did not practice seclusion because it became...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
... occupation, for seventeen years stood by and stared at it all first with her open piercing gaze as a girl and later from behind the veil. She is indeed the radical other of the American nationalist imaginary, in fact, of the Euro-American colonial imaginary. However, Sharbat Gula is not a new phenomenon...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 22–32.
Published: 01 March 2006
... women's consciousness, lift the veils off their minds, and enhance their resistance against patriarchal violence and inequalities in the family in particular and society at large. Creativity channeled in such a way paves the way for change; demolishes outmoded, reactionary antidemocratic structures...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 49–50.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Michelle J. Pinkard Abstract “Token Survival Guide” celebrates the spirit of resistance and individuality. The poem explores and broadens limited perceptions of identity. Did you know Coltrane invented hide and seek? When lost, he peels away the veils and masks, looks inward and finds you...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 71.
Published: 01 March 2002
... white, white steed and panniers of riches. In veils and swathing she would be reborn as queen. Out in the ramparts the last village seared. Her parents cried out for their lost girkhild, "Ts'ai Yen,Ts'ai Yen," but the sky did not answer. Her thin jade bracelet shattered into five dazzling pieces, one...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 76–77.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Ecstatic in their veil dance A nation of frogs regale Swell-throated, bass-toned One belts and rages, the others follow They fuck blissfully Trapped in their cycle Of rebirth, transient love Unprepared for higher ground And I, my mother's aging girl Myopic, goat-footed Got snagged on an unmarked trail...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Muslim women express their identities as modern Muslim women, manifestations of which can be seen in the adoption of new veiling practices (the shift from burqato abbaya)n, a marked Arabization of everyday vocabulary, that is, replacing Farsi words with Arabic ones in day-to-day conversations (lrfani...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 54–56.
Published: 01 March 2003
... to simply hear [Meridians:feminismr,acet,ransnationalis2m003, vol. 3, no. 2, p. 54-6] ©2003 by WesleyanUniversityPress. Allrights reserved. 54 II Mirror mine you weave my backwards reflections but now the silent image vanishes from the center the songs of our veils mangled in a necklace singular...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in Pakistan, such as prayers, veiling, and gender segregation, my audience was clearly opposed to a state dedicated to stamping out “secularism.” They saw strong resonances of the “Islamic” in much of what was deemed to constitute “secular” in the context of liberal politics in Pakistan, for example, equal...