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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 191–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Elise Young; Zengie Mangaliso Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 CONFERENCE COMMENTARY South African and African American Women to ELISE YOUNG AND ZENGIE MANGALISO From April 27 to May r, 2000, South African women and African American women converged at a conference organized...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 104–123.
Published: 01 March 2005
... explore experiences of strength, self, and embodiment, I undertook an interview study with twelve African American women. All were students enrolled at an urban university in the southern region of the United States and ranged in age from 19 to 46, with a mean of 27.4 years. The women were of diverse body...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Joyce C. Follet Abstract This essay offers a historical overview of African American women’s efforts to gain access to contraception, from the early stirrings of the campaign to legalize birth control in the 1910s to the eve of mass movements for racial equality and women’s rights in the 1960s...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., in 1972, between a young Muslim girl in socialist Bulgaria and African American feminist Angela Davis. This encounter is linked to postsocialist Romani feminisms explicitly rooted in African American women's epistemologies of intersectionality to confront racism and anti-Gypsyism in the European Union...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and a discursive condition, that is, as what Foucault calls a biopolitics, these texts represent a feminist cultural activism that challenges the hegemonic forms of neoliberalism and transnational market relations. Despite their apparent focus on African-American women's bodies and their exploitation...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... a considerable debt to Melissa Milewski, whose exhaustively researched study of appellate civil cases involving black litigants in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia is foundational to my analysis. Poor African American women’s legal triumphs over...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... voice in which she honors the everyday mysticism of African American experience, a firm claim to agency and creativity in the face of terror, and an insistence on telling the truths of history-the joyful truths as well as the hidden and hurtful ones. In all of these elements, black women and our ways...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... women writers, and their self-conscious use of other literary forms, are more useful for the comparisons between Kincaid's and Morrison's works. Intimately exploring the transnational implication of "worrying," and giving equal attention to Caribbean and African American works, my discussion expands...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant Abstract In the opening decades of the twentieth century, Lucy Diggs Slowe charted new territory as the first African American dean of women. Serving in this administrative role for fifteen years at her alma mater, Howard University, Slowe introduced and shaped...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... R&B performance by her “hip-hop soul queen” contemporary Mary J. Blige in order to examine the politics of Black women’s pop music culture in relation to the Gulf Coast catastrophe and the spectacular marginalization of African-American women in American sociopolitical culture. I suggest that we...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Naurice Frank Woods, Jr. Abstract Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1843–after 1909) was America's first professional sculptor of African and Native American descent. She staked a claim at the highest level of neoclassical art. This usually meant competing against men who vehemently opposed women competing...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 491–506.
Published: 01 March 2017
... women could be the subject matter ofliterature. Moreover, I would argue that BrownGirl, Brownstonmesarks the commencement of a period of African-American women's literary productivity that took off in the 1970s and 8os, and continues to the present moment. And finally, Marshall's first novel...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 126–165.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Frances M. Beal; Loretta J. Ross Abstract In this oral history, Frances M. Beal describes her unique childhood as the daughter of parents of refugee Jewish, African American, and Native American descent. The interview focuses on her activism in the United States and in France, including founding...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 333–342.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Schema Conceptual Framework: An Intersectional Approach Guided by African American Womanist Perspectives Abstract The Superwoman Schema conceptual framework was developed to support the comprehensive assessment and understanding of stress and biopsychosocialfactors that influence African American women's...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 260–275.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... The - sudden death of her 33 year old bUsband in 1970 of a massive heart attack, and her discovery in'i981 while conducting research that an overwhelming majority of African-American women between the ages of 19 and 35 rated their psychological stress levels worse than self-ratings by institutionalized...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
... (Corrigan 2005). Only a small percentage (7 percent) of African American women will seek treatment for mental health (Beauboeuf-Lafontant 2007). The fear of seeking mental health assistance adds a layer of shame and invisibility that leaves Black women without a safe place to land, take off their capes...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 December 2016
... enterintoandji.d[yengagwe iththetopic. Meridians:feminisrmac, et,ransnationalis1m5, no. 1 (2016): 205-217. Copyright© 2016 Smith College. doi: 10.2979/meridians.15.r.n 205 What bell Taught Me (activism-starting at the place where you stand) Several researchers have demonstrated that African American women...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 281–282.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 STATEMENT BY COALITION 100 BLACK WOMEN OF October 2001 We, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, an organization of African American women dedicated to advocacy that assembled in Philadelphia, PA, in commemoration of our 20th...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
...: A Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007) and her essay “Venus in Two Acts” (2008). These are arguably two of the most influential works of scholarship in African American feminist studies of the past decade. Hartman’s attempt to use the archive to rescue those lost within, particularly girls...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... contributions in contemporary theoretical debates in African Diaspora and Latin American Studies underscores the need to deemphasize the United States and English-speaking experiences in our discussions of global Black intellectual traditions, while simultaneously foregrounding black women's contributions...