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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... inspire teachers and students to transcend the notion of the classroom as a static, constrained, and unliberated space. By using the lens of transdisciplinarity , Rethinking Meridians examines Black feminist theory as a teaching tool and a pedagogical practice that challenges teachers to connect the work...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... parameters of Black feminist thought, one that challenges the political tradition most closely associated with Black feminist thought: intersectionality. Copyright © 2013 Smith College 2013 love Black feminist theory post-interesctionality “I often talk about love as one of the few places...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
... structures and practices. Drawing heavily upon the work of Patricia Hill Collins, this article defines and explains black feminist critical pedagogy arguing that it is a critical knowledge project that generates knowledge and creates theories that allow for analysis, critique, and evaluation of how black...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... history archives Recent work by Tina Campt, Michelle D. Commander, and Christina Sharpe engages with the ongoing question in Black feminist theory of how histories of enslavement impact the present. Their texts do so through a framework highlighting the “aftereffects of slavery” put forward in...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... consideration and beneath the attention of black feminist criticism and theory. However, when we break these particular maternal and filial silences as black and as Third Wave feminists, as Walker does in Baby Love , we jettison silences that isolate and prevent us from knowing each other fully, complexly...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., not just by protesting its violent excesses—solitary confinement, prison exploitation, and torture—but by connecting grounded political theory for radical transformation with political action to abolish capitalism and the nation-state. As Joy James argues, “radical black feminists’ liberation theories...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... for the construction of an identity as activists in Black women's movements and for building the movement as a place for protagonism and for experiences that successfully challenge the powers that be. Furthermore, the article explores Brazilian feminist discourse, as it is recreated through the...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theories are as consistently misrepresented. The compelling conception of intersectionality proposed by Black feminists and other feminist scholars of color has a long—often ignored—history in scholarship and activism. In the 1970s and 1980s it represented a dramatic challenge to a white feminism that...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... feminist studies, I offer black hair haptics as an analytic for the racialized and gendered dimensions of quotidian public interpersonal engagement with black hair as an extension of the black body. I argue that black hair is a unique site of analysis for transgressions of socially appropriate...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
... theories of diaspora. Black women’s writing practices illuminate how they shift diaspora from a concept of separation, loss and exile into one that includes desire, communion and possibility. Engaging black women’s autobiography and black feminist thinking, the essay sets forth an assortment of letters...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Patricia McFadden Abstract This essay theorizes contemporarity as a new framework for Black feminist resistances—personal and sociopolitical—and explores reimagined lived realities as a crucial site for the generation of new feminist epistemologies and alternative ways of living. Given the failures...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Adriana Medeiros offers a vivid glimpse into what many consider a watershed moment in the Afro-Brazilian feminist movement. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 Afro-Latin American feminism black women’s movements Afro-descendant women’s mobilization Afro-Brazilian feminist theory activist...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 33 , no. 6 : 14 – 32 . Hill Collins Patricia . 1997 . “ How Much Difference Is Too Much? Black Feminist Thought and the Politics of Postmodern Social Theory .” Current Perspectives in Social Theory 17 : 3 – 37 . Mama Amina . 2012 . “ What Does It Mean to Do Research in...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Lethabo . 2016 . “ New World Grammars: The ‘Unthought’ Black Discourses of Conquest .” Theory & Event 19 , no. 4 . https://muse.jhu.edu/article/633275 . Klein Naomi . 2013 . “ Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson .” YES! Magazine , March...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... supersede those of others within communities, and that LGBTQI rights and concerns remain peripheral to black freedom struggles. In this way, BLMGN’s mission and guiding principles echo those of “The Combahee River Collective: A Black Feminist Statement,” where black feminists define the philosophical...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Black Feminist Diasporas .” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 14 , no. 2 : v – ix . Arar Rawan . 2017 . Bearing Witness to the Refugee Crisis: Western Audiences and Jordanian Humanitarian Workers . Washington, DC : Middle East Institute . Birman Dina . 2006...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
...: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Feminists of Color , edited by Anzaldúa Gloria E. . San Francisco : Aunt Lute . Beauboeuf-Lafontant Tamara . 2009 . Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance . Philadelphia : Temple University...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zoe Spencer; Olivia N. Perlow Abstract This work develops and conceptualizes a new theory, Post Traumatic Slave Master Syndrome, that is utilized to critically correlate historic patterns of lynching Black women to contemporary violent state (actor) responses to Black women’s resistance...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Francophone background. But as I explained, having lived most of my life in the United States as a black woman, I identified with the sociopolitical marginalization of Anglophone Cameroonians, even if our grievances differed because of different geographical and historical contexts. This explanation seemed to...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... most Americans recognize the ethical, racial, and legal problematics of racially profiling black and brown communities vis-à-vis crime prevention, many still support the surveillance of American Muslims on local and federal levels (Grewal 2014 : 8). Moreover, the state deploys a mix of tactics in...