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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... College 2015 ANASTASIA CURWOOD Black Feminism on Capitol Hill: Shirley Chisholm and Movement Politics, 1968-1984 Abstract Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) conducted a long political career in the service ofblackfeminist ideas. Her 1972 runfor President is the most famous of her efforts, but she also served...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 40–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
... as the founders of the group saw as a personal, professional, social, spiritual, and otherwise holistic need, the group is a safe place for the women who AsHLEY PATTERSON, ET AL. BLACK FEMINISM AND CRITICAL MEDIA LITERACY 41 gather-mothers, sisters, partners, educators, high school students, undergraduate...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
... an expanded understanding of Black feminism and womanism, Black women can more fully engage in holistic health journeys. SHAWN ARANGO RICKS Normalized Chaos: Black Feminism, Womanism, and the (Re)definition ofTrauma and Healing Abstract This paper will discuss how the lens through which Black women view...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and their health. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 CHINYERE OKAFOR Black Feminism Embodiment: A Theoretical Geography of Home, Healing, and Activism Abstract This paper aims to uplift a story by a queer Black woman activist residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Using various narrative analysis techniques...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
...” is the centerpiece of her hip-hop feminism (Morgan 1995 , 152), Gwendolyn Pough argues that the labor of contemporary Black feminism should be articulating a “message of self-love” (Pough 2003 , 241), and bell hooks reminds us that “all the great movements for social justice in our society have strongly emphasized...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2008
... by the particular historical moment in which we adopted feminism: post-civil rights. The more I listened to her music, the more I felt as though I had someone in my back pocket, so to speak, someone who spoke the same feminist language that I did and was doing it on a larger scale. My, and that of other Black...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2008
... that knowledge production is a key mechanism through which economic or demographic processes are organized. Against such a mobilization of knowledge, this essay situates black feminism as a site of alternative futurity. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 GRACE KYUNGWON HONG "TheFutureof OurWorlds...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article examines the consolidation of love into a black feminist politics during second-wave feminism. By reading love-politics as both a practice of the self and a nonidentitarian strategy for constructing political communities, I argue that black feminism's love...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 19–52.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Whitney A. Peoples Abstract This essay seeks to explore the sociopolitical objectives of hip-hop feminism, to address the generational ruptures that those very objectives reveal, and to explore the practical and theoretical qualities that second- and third-wave generations of black feminists have...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Stephanie Troutman; Ileana Jiménez Abstract This coauthored article examines the ways in which teaching Black feminism in both high school and undergraduate contexts can inspire Black feminist activism in young Black women and girls. Using the work of bell hooks as a foundation for designing...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Conra D. Gist Abstract This article examines the ways in which black feminism—as a concept, an applied theory, and a safety net—functions as a critical social theory designed to assist students in understanding the multiple ways that black and brown women are marginalized through institutionalized...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... care, as well as a home and a place of dignity in the world's history to millions of Black/Afro-descendent women. We need to conspire to secure access to adequate care and treatment to Black/Afro-descendent women living with HIV, and to preserve the land of deracinated women. Black feminism and all...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Laura Lomas Abstract The exiled Cuban poet, editor, and feminist Lourdes Casal breaks with social scientific convention and identifies in the first person with “Hispanic Blackness,” feminism, and Cuba in her essays about race and revolution. Her bridging of identity categories informs Casal’s self...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., the Combahee River Collective, and a holistic practice of black feminism as a collective visionary act. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 ALEXIS PAULINE GUMBS Prophecyin the PresentTense: HarrieTt ubmant,heCombahePeil.9rima.9e, andDreamCs omin.T9rue Abstract OnJune2, 2013,EternalSummeor...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of Black women. The concept of feminism was first appropriated on Brazilian soil by educated white middle-class women who, in the process, built a particular history in which poor and Black women found little room to express their needs. Black women have been developing a critique of this appropriation...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 Combahee River Collective Statement Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists transnational feminisms Black feminism African feminism The 2017 National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland celebrated...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... a heterosexual nuclear family model that is informed by feminist ideology and takes shape in a twenty-first-century material reality transformed by feminism. Second to this, and in the context of her relationship with her famous African American mother, Walker characterizes the biological (black feminist) mother...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... moment in which post-mania has lead some to declare the advent of post-feminism, Black feminisms are flourishing throughout the region. Afrofeminisms or Black feminisms have a long history in the region, but it is just in recent decades that have become visible as a tradition of thought and politics...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 413–435.
Published: 01 October 2022
... feminism, mourning, and Black works of art speak to Frantz Fanon’s idea of “the leap into existence,” Hortense Spillers’s “dialectics of a global new woman,” and David Marriott’s psycho-political analysis of invention. kdm4@nyu.edu Copyright © 2022 Smith College 2022 art mourning Black...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in the United States and abroad. This study draws from a related but ignored archive of documents to examine how the travel and knowledges of these Black women have affected women and feminisms in the socialist/postsocialist countries they were visiting. The study explores these affects in the encounter...