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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
...L. Ayu Saraswati Abstract Previous scholarship on the immense popularity of skin-whitening frames this practice as revealing women’s desire to emulate whiteness and upper class White populations. Others have focused on whitening practices to highlight the working of racialized color hierarchy...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
...L. Ayu Saraswati Abstract Previous scholarship on the immense popularity of skin-whitening frames this practice as revealing women's desire to emulate whiteness and upper class white populations (Burke 1996; Peiss 1998; Hall 2005). Others have focused on whitening practices to highlight the working...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 161–190.
Published: 01 September 2002
..." to differenttones ofbrown, red, and even blond, and the phenomenon of the very popular cosmetic genre called "whitening" lotions. I also challenge the paradigm in which "whiteness" is a totalizing and coveted ideal by briefly noting how the figure of the "white woman" is represented in Japanese fashion magazines...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2010
... ofimitating "white" standards of beauty is a case in point. In this issue Ayu Saraswati argues that the skin-whitening practices among women of color should not be reflexivelyconflated with the desire to emulate the "Caucasian whiteness" of women of European descent. Her essay, "Cosmopolitan Whiteness...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of the ideology ofbranqueamento (whitening) and in the establishment of the notion of racial democracy in the twentieth century. Anthropologist Kabengele Munanga points out that, although the process of national identity formation in Brazil was based on principles of eugenics, it did not succeed in terms ofits...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... doi: 10.2979/meridians.14.2.06 88 'adelantarla raza'(to advance or whiten the race), that's why I married a white man. (Bueno 2000, 21-22) 1 While comments of this type might be read as simple examples of black internalized inferiority and of an acceptance of the "whitening" ideal by Afro-Latin...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Spanish-Mexican identity as "white" to emphasize Spanish-Mexican entitlement to land and her community's lineage within the current borders of the United States" (McMahon 2007, 238). As such, aristocratic women are whitened in order to form alliances with American men. The mentioned scholars focus...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
... that the longed-for Cuban republic only barely masked profound anti-Black sentiments. The nation for which mostly Black Cubans fought and died ended up carrying out violent policies of whitening, as Casal ( 1979c : 13) notes: Deeply felt racism, even if it allowed for convenient reclassification of light...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
...: “In a word, the race must be whitened; every woman in Martinique knows this, says this and reiterates it. Whiten the race, save the race, but not along the lines you might think; do not safeguard ‘the originality of that part of the world in which they grew up,’ but ensure its whiteness” (29–30). This attack...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 30–49.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and of a whitening ideal. On the other hand, it also reveals a detachment from the reality lived by black women by negating a whole history forged through resistance and struggle, in which black women have played a leading role thanks to the dynamics of an ancestral memory that has nothing to do...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to address the their grievances," like other Black political and cultural organizations in Latin America, the Red de Mujeres Afro is concerned with "developing racial consciousness to overcome feelings ofinferiority induced by slavery and blanqueamiento"(Safa 2006, 50). Blanqueamientoo, r whitening, is both...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
... classified and self-identified which as 'White"' (Torres and Whitten 1998, 9). Luis M. Diaz Soler, a historian and specialist on island slavery argues, "Puerto Ricans are Whitening blanqueamientfoaster than any other mestizo(hybrid) country" (Bliss 1995, 3). He predicts that in two centuries...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., but is in the process of becoming “whitened” by taking up the perceived cultural habits of the criollo/a culture—including language, dress, types of jobs, and cultural practices. Aníbal Quijano comprehensively traces the term as it emerged in the colonial era and evolved up until 1964, when he published his most...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the Representation of Asian Women in Film and Fiction .” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 10 , no. 2 : 141 – 62 . Saraswati L. Ayu . 2010 . “ Cosmopolitan Whiteness: The Effects and Affects of Skin-Whitening Advertisements in a Transnational Women’s Magazine in Indonesia .” Meridians...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and respond precisely to what others have argued. On occasion, they even present others' positions as their own discoveries. The critics' arguments and rhetorics are similar to techniques that Sirma Bilge (2014) describes as efforts to "whiten intersectionality": "genealogical and disciplinary whitening...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of color] exist at all. There’s a constant “How is that possible?”—literally not getting that it is possible to exist as a Jew of color. It’s the intensity with which that whitening process took place, that’s a lot at the center of what I’m doing with Jewish Voice for Peace. The place that most of my...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... problematic, Jaime ( 2015 : 91–92) does make a compelling argument that Indiana’s brownface is like drag because “she challenges the ways Catholicism functions as a form of whitening within the Dominican Republic dating back to the sixteenth century during the Spanish colonial era by recodifying the Blessed...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 September 2000
...,or whitening. The Dominican salon, in being the preeminent site of Dominican hair culture practices and technologies, provides insight into the relative saliency ofblanqueamiento,which is fundamentally about physical relations, sexual and otherwise, between people. This is not to say that blanqueamientodoes...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 480–505.
Published: 01 October 2022
... is our ‘flooding’” (99). Faced with the recollective whitening out of racial slavery in the two-story house and in the North more generally, Wilson goes against the tide to remember where she was. Our Nig is her flooding. It recalls her domestic maternal passage from hovel to homestead, her...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the everyday engagement of blanqueamiento , or whitening. The Dominican salon, in being the preeminent site of Dominican hair culture practices and technologies, provides insight into the relative saliency of blanqueamiento , which is fundamentally about physical relations, sexual and otherwise, between...
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