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Cover Art Concept Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/18/2/299/1621721/299diaz.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 THIRD S PACE YA SMINE N ASSER D IAZ raduation Day is part of my soft powers series of velvet fiber etchings. The G notion of soft power is understood as the ability to attract and co-opt, rather than coerce. Reframing this concept to describe a kind of “code-switching,” this series considers the covert skills that many of us begin to develop as children as we adapt to various environments. For children of immigrants, particularly those of fami- lies who have migrated from the global South to the global North, these skills are uniquely nuanced. Continuously traversing private to public spheres, from house- holds of collectivist ideals to institutional and social spaces that encourage indi- vidual expression, children quickly learn to code-switch and navigate the disparate realities around them. These strategies are especially nuanced in young girls, who often receive heightened scrutiny as they are coming of age. Each piece in soft powers depicts intimate moments of leisure among familiar company, moments when these girls and young women—among themselves and in their own spaces—can let their guards down and be themselves. Their privacy is the setting for another http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Middle East Women's Studies Duke University Press

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Copyright © 2022 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies
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1552-5864
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1558-9579
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10.1215/15525864-9767954
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/18/2/299/1621721/299diaz.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 THIRD S PACE YA SMINE N ASSER D IAZ raduation Day is part of my soft powers series of velvet fiber etchings. The G notion of soft power is understood as the ability to attract and co-opt, rather than coerce. Reframing this concept to describe a kind of “code-switching,” this series considers the covert skills that many of us begin to develop as children as we adapt to various environments. For children of immigrants, particularly those of fami- lies who have migrated from the global South to the global North, these skills are uniquely nuanced. Continuously traversing private to public spheres, from house- holds of collectivist ideals to institutional and social spaces that encourage indi- vidual expression, children quickly learn to code-switch and navigate the disparate realities around them. These strategies are especially nuanced in young girls, who often receive heightened scrutiny as they are coming of age. Each piece in soft powers depicts intimate moments of leisure among familiar company, moments when these girls and young women—among themselves and in their own spaces—can let their guards down and be themselves. Their privacy is the setting for another

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Journal of Middle East Women's StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jul 1, 2022

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