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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
....” Examining advertisements for skin-whitening products in the Indonesian version of Cosmopolitan and skin-tanning products in the American version of Cosmopolitan , I point out the construction of “cosmopolitan whiteness.” Whiteness is not simply racialized or nationalized as such, but transnationalized...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... 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 in...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
... European/Euro-American hegemony in local and global contexts. This article breaks away from these established theoretical trajectories by arguing that desire for “whiteness” is not the same as desire for “Caucasian whiteness.” Examining advertisements for skin-whitening products in the Indonesian version...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... women are shared, appropriated, and reworked in order to understand Black women's reality. Thus, Brazilian Black women have built their political autonomy—that is, their ability to read and interpret reality—coming up with their own version of feminist thought based on the concrete and historical...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... investments in protecting the Catholic version of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Chicana feminist reinterpretations. When Chicana girls (and, not incidentally, Chicano drag queens) impersonate Selena, it is a melancholic identification that constitutes the ego/identity along the axis of loss (Selena’s death...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 308–309.
Published: 01 December 2020
... fiery Chicanitas who ask, Why do you take her used things, Mama? Originally published in Meridians vol. 9, no. 1, 2009. A revised version of this poem was subsequently published in Guerrero’s chapbook A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying (2013). ...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 331–337.
Published: 01 November 2018
... even a younger version of myself. Some died, some moved away, some simply grew and changed. Yet, absence is a form of presence and an active shaping of the now: in memory, in mourning, and in melancholia. Presence is similarly an absence from elsewhere or else-when. Memories gather and matter by...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... : 218–19). Cisneros’s revisionism presents itself via its feminism (Gutierrez Spencer 1997 : 279–80), which criticizes “the dominant male”—and (hetero)sexist and racist—“discourse of traditional fairy tales” (Zipes 1987a : xi) as well as the popularized versions of these tales and “the cultural texts...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... began to deconstruct the representation of these marginalized groups and link it to the discourse of empire (Spivak 1988 ; Marchetti 1993 ; Hamamoto 1994 ; Shohat and Stam 1994 ; Hamamoto and Liu 2000 ; and Hirabayashi and Xing 2003 ). Gee’s film can be regarded as a celluloid version of this...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... an elegant woman in heels with straightened loose hair, next to another version of herself with a much simpler dress, flat shoes, and braids, she speaks to stereotypes associated with ways of dressing matched to race: the elegant version of self is the same as the braided version, but on the surface...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 September 2018
... varias primaveras terminé siendo madre adolescente. No obstante, seguí luchando, creyendo en la posibilidad de ser una mujer diferente. Y lo llegué a ser, hasta que el mismo tiempo se encargó de mostrarme que esa mujer que yo temía ser tenía varias versiones y yo era una de ellas. Entendí que por...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 131–138.
Published: 01 December 2020
... perspectives are degraded or wholly excluded to create new version of cultural “traditions.” And, for many immigrant women, other devastating effects of state repression include increased incidents of unreported domestic violence, public hostility, and social isolation. In practical terms, policing authorities...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... is maintained by the obscured knowledge of their permanent exclusion, and it is this denied access to the institutional structures that legitimate those practices that Cheng believes creates a kind of collective melancholy among racial and cultural others. Cheng views this version of melancholia as...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... “praise” of the English version of The Vegetarian need not be considered a threat to the greatness of the original, or the “greatness of Korea” for that matter. Second, translation, by definition, is what fails—a flawless translation of language cannot exist in the first place, as even a word-for-word...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., instantaneous, and unmistakeable” (quoted in Lewis 2003 , 328–29). The memoir captures this risk-taking version of Long Tack Sam through its visual and rhetorical play with the stereotype of the Oriental male performer. The memoir shows Long Tack Sam as the quintessential masculine escape artist: never undone...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... shifting industrial environment (Carby 1992 ). 1 One could make a claim that a curious new version of this phenomenon—call it “policing the upwardly mobile Black woman’s body in a high-profile context”—has taken shape at the turn of this new century. The year 2006 alone featured a range of media...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... edited version of it—had done its job. The world had claimed the Chibok girls as OUR girls. More important, all the negative global attention had pushed the Nigerian government to finally heed the cries of the Chibok parents and articulate some sort of official plan of rescue. The image that drew the...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 April 2021
... State University’s autumn flowers and manicured lawns, I wondered if our family could become a better version of itself in Fort Collins. For the baby’s sake. We separated inside the department store entrance, agreeing to meet in two hours. As Geneva and her friend headed for the perfume counter, I...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... that quest, I discovered that it wasn’t only in my country and on my continent that women are abused. I learned of other places where being a woman is so much worse than it is here. What nobody could predict, not even the books in which I so believed, is what women experience, in the many versions and...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that over the years, there have been three black men who I have noticed looked exactly like (darker versions of) my father. Every feature, and even their expressions. More than once I’ve told a black man, “You look just like my dad” and gotten some skepticism before I explain. I was twenty-five before...