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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., the lotus feet became a site of identity battles among the Manchus, the Japanese and Western imperial powers, and China's male elites: Within China, it [the anti-footbinding discourse] was an argument serving chauvinistic-nationalistic ends; outside China, it was a civilized and righteous argument...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... active within feminist movements in Lebanon) succinctly capture the feminist vision and politics that we highlight in this paper, which was consolidated on the streets of Beirut in the summer of 2015 and captures the distinct perspectives of many of the feminists we talked to: Because a feminist...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... narrative to her relationship with her mother and to depictions of her daughterly disappointment, Moody offers a sharply focused portrait of two generations of Black women at a crucial turning point in the history of Black activism. Within this portrait she paints a crisp delineation of the production...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 58–75.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to social justice. The daughters in our study recall (with pride, frustration, and ambivalence) the mandate of their activist mothers to continue the struggle for social justice. They acknowledge the strength of their mothers in (re)creating homes and naming alternative forms of family bonds within...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt Abstract The relationship of the enslaved past to the present has been an ongoing topic within African diaspora studies generally, and within Black feminist studies specifically. This essay traces a Black feminist genealogy rooted in Saidiya Hartman’s Lose Your Mother...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 182–209.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Mariam Georgis Abstract The author’s work spans the disciplinary boundaries of political science, Middle East studies, Indigenous studies, and their subfields. Broadly situated within critical theoretical bodies of knowledge, she focuses on an Indigenous nation in what is today known as Iraq. Her...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 143–162.
Published: 01 March 2007
...M. Cristina Alcalde Abstract In this essay, I draw on my fieldwork in Lima, Peru to critically explore the power relationships within my own feminist research and practice and illustrate what feminist research in one's own society might include. I pay special attention to my roles as academic...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 144–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., national, and racial meanings, evoking an India that seems inclusive and progressive. Yet within Lagaan 's utopian nation, and certainly within the film industry and broader social milieu, women with “ethnic” and sexually provocative voices are often deemed dangerous and are disallowed from speaking...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of eroticism raises important questions about contemporary black gender and sexual politics. Within the space of hip-hop porn, these gender and sexual politics are produced within a sexual economy of illicit eroticism. The “illicit erotic” challenges ideas that fix the hypersexuality of the black body...
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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 (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... feminist praxis drew its movement demands and strategies from the masses of women in anticolonial movements, both rural and urban poor women. It also framed a two-fold theory of women’s organizing: it delineated one platform for women fighting imperialism within colonized countries, and another platform...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., a heterogeneous set of transnational cultural flows of Indian beauty and fashion, first in order to map the transnational dimensions of Indian fashion and beauty, which have remained under-explored within existing feminist scholarship on cultural economies of Indian fashion and beauty. Second, the essay shifts...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ochy Curiel; Manuela Borzone; Alexander Ponomareff Abstract This article rethinks the challenges of radical politics within a global neoliberal context by rekindling conversations about the history of Afro-Latin American women's movements. The article explores the current economic crisis and its...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Lia T. Bascomb Abstract The image of black queens has a rich legacy within African diasporic discourse. This article examines Barbadian singer Alison Hinds's performance as Soca Queen . Hinds's prolific career spans decades. Her fans named her the Queen of Soca and she took on the designation...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and the binaristic reframing of Orientalism found within the maquiladora system, where low-wage, brown, female factory workers in Tijuana must deal with an invasive foreign imperial presence that seeks to colonize, objectify, and exoticize them as docile, mechanized cyborgs similar to Asian women. As nonpermanent...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... with a commanding economic force, black hair as an industry acts both within and without the bounds of the patriarchal state, macrocosmically, and the male head of the patriarchal family, microcosmically. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah, while concerned with her protagonist's mediation...
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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 (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Msia Kibona Clark Abstract Women hip hop artists in Africa have created spaces for themselves within hip hop’s (hyper)masculine culture. They have created these spaces in order to craft their own narratives around gender and sexuality and to challenge existing narratives. This research uses African...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 94–114.
Published: 01 April 2023
... “for the normalization of exclusionary practices,” which the Nijmegen school calls a process of “B/Ordering as Ordering and Othering .” Second, it positions porteadoras ’ deaths and risks to their health within the political and the religious order; Muslim Moroccan women operate within strong religious and cultural...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 34–57.
Published: 01 April 2023
... that rejects Dutch colonial expectations of integration and order. Flamboyant’s refusal to be tamed eventually led to the demise of the only archive run by Black women and women of color. This essay firmly situates Flamboyant within a Black and women of color (WOC) European scholarly and activist experience...