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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Mako Fitts Abstract This paper describes results from a qualitative study of the music video production industry and the creative process in rap music video production and artist marketing. Participant responses are presented in three areas: the music video production process, recent trends in rap...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Shanara R. Reid-Brinkley Abstract In the late fall of 2004, following the media spectacle created by Spelman College's protest of the misogyny and sexism in the music and videos of rapper Nelly, Essence, a popular black women's magazine, began a campaign to raise awareness. Arguing that a more...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 205–210.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Ayanah Moor Abstract Images of women surrounding male rap stars in music videos are as common as the jewel-encrusted subject matter of today's rap lyrics. Females are seen in packs hovering around male rap stars, playing the part of enthusiastic cheerleader or die-hard groupie. Rap music videos...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Mireille Miller-Young Abstract Hip-hop pornography propels the conventions of the nearly soft-core hip-hop video to the extreme, the explicit, the hard-core. The convergence of the outlaw cultures of hip-hop and pornography offers a compelling narrative about how black sexual subjects define...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Treva B. Lindsey; Jessica Marie Johnson Abstract In August 2013, the newly launched YouTube channel, All Def Digital, posted a video entitled “The Harriet Tubman Sextape.” Reactions to the tape were swift and overwhelmingly negative. Decrying the desecration of the iconic Tubman and the positing...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., articles, video clips, and music lyrics. The lesson plan is also designed to provide students with foundational exposure and meaning making experiences in black feminist thought as research tool and as a system of thought for reading and interpreting texts and the social world. Additionally, this essay...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the speculative with negative aesthetics to point toward a future that is hopeful while being attentive to the trauma of the past and present. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 Dominican Republic Rita Indiana pessimism futurism queer The video for Rita Indiana y Los Misterios’ “La hora de volvé...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., one can hear the early traces of a different Beyoncé voice from previous recordings—one that vocally belies the submissiveness or the paranoia of her video persona. Co-written by Knowles (as are all of the tracks on B-Day ) and co-produced by the singer in collaboration with Rodney “Darkchild...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... .” Southern Cameroon National Council UK , September 23 . http://ukscnc.co.uk/2017/09/23/454/ . Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 gender secessionism Cameroon Cabinda Western Sahara Biafra On January 19, 2017, a Cameroonian woman known as “Mami Margaret” released a six-minute video...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... addressing the question of what is achieved by the enactment of spectacular events. The first indication that Boko Haram might engage in the abduction of women was in January 2012, when Abubakar Shekau released a video message threatening to kidnap the wives of government officials in response...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 246–247.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., was idly watching a video on her phone, bouncebouncebounce heard the shots, phone slipped from her hand, fell face down, breath arched like a whip, a flat crash then splayed fingers, chin ice-picked the sidewalk breaking ground, gushing rubies. Turtle-flipped, she grasped air. Sis was waiting...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... on these suckers like I’m Kobe on the   court. In this verse she boasts about her skills and her sexuality. In the music video, she wears shorts and a crop top that shows her stomach. She is rapping and dancing in an urban setting with Nairobi’s famous matatus (buses) in the background. The image Mwangi...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... his victim. Within days, the video of Mr. Floyd’s death became the spark that lit the tinderbox that the president and his nationalist supporters have been fearing yet fueling. In June, massive national and international Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality erupted, campaigns to defund...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and readings in Asian American Studies and feminist film theory, and with documentary and feature films as well as YouTube videos, the film remains very effective as an icebreaker, to get students talking to enable them to confront racial and gender stereotypes and move into the complexities of international...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as both life-giving and life-taking. Perhaps this ambiguity is captured most clearly in the film’s leading single and concluding music video, “Formation.” Released the day prior to what would have been Trayvon Martin’s twenty-first birthday, “Formation” is the most outwardly defiant vignette, weaving...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and the Colonial Archive in India . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Basu Srimati , and Ramberg Lucinda . 2014 . Conjugality Unbound . New Delhi : Women Unlimited . Cukor George , dir. (1944) 2011 . Gaslight . Burbank : Warner Home Video, DVD . Dwyer Rachel . 2004...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to submit to the traditional ways state power has been co-opted and abused to violate, exploit, subjugate, kidnap, rape, and murder Black women and to nurture submission and conformity to coercive oppression in her son. The YouTube videos of Korryn Gaines adamantly stating, “You gonna have to kill me...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Davis’s life and add her to the canon of Black women. In the lesson plan, students use Gist’s essay and Davis’s pocket diary entries to examine the ideas of Black feminism and actively apply it as a lens to interpret essays, articles, video clips, and music lyrics. Additionally, this article includes...