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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., a student, who theorizes state-sanctioned violence in her community. The authors end with a poem about Daniele, an employee embedded between diasporic economies. These case studies illustrate representations, perspectives, and experiences of Black girls in the kaleidoscope of the Black/Girlhood Imaginary...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ayesha Hardison Abstract This essay examines black women's transition from cultural consumers to artistic producers in Martha Southgate's under-studied novel Third Girl from the Left . Analyzing the text's exploration of black women's misrepresentation in popular film and mainstream narratives...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel Abstract This study explores the relationship between past and future in neo-slave narratives that feature Black girl protagonists. Marlon James’s The Book of Night Women tells the story of six enslaved women and their youngest recruit Lilith, as they organize a slave...
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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 (2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
... I turn next, provides a rare opportunity to study how a Black woman's travels impacted women in socialist countries during the Cold War. "Angela Davis from Lorn": Muslim and Transnational Feminism in the Socialist State In 1970, a 19-year-old Muslim girl named Meliha Andreeva from the small town...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... leadership as well as that of her generational cohort. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 activism Anne Moody Black women’s autobiography Black girl studies civil rights movement leadership I’m not interested in things as they literally happened, but more in the unconscious reasons why...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of academic success. She intimated that Black girl peers and Black women in her life encouraged her to focus on her studies and "think about college" once she approached middle and high school but that these same women, in some cases, discouraged her from becoming a "certain kind of Black girl," or one...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and lovers of all things Black Feminist and Womanist, sat down at the National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference in Montreal and strategized. We reimagined a way of life for the health of Black girls and women. We explored philosophies of science, considered ontologies and epistemologies...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
... landscape are best viewed via the standpoint of constructivism, where individuals make meaning and come to knowledge of the world through their public and private communicative practices (Hancock 2015). The author shares findings from six ethnographic interviews carried out through a pilot study with Black...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... ""Where My Girl's At?" Negotiating Black Womanhood in Music Videos." Gender& Society16, no. 1: rr5-35. MAKO FITTS "DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT" 233 Forman, Murray and Mark Anthony Neal, eds. 2004. That'stheJoint' The Hip-Hop Studies Reader.New York: Routledge. Gan, Su-Jin, DolfZillman, and Michael Mitrook...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and in someone else's image" not only identifies the tensions Morrison explores, but also calls to mind the famous Clark doll studies, which attempted to measure the impact of segregation by studying black girls interacting with dolls. Overwhelmingly, the Clarks reported that these girls aligned positive...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
... includes a second lesson plan developed by Karsonya Wise Whitehead (the author of Notes from a Colored Girl ) that builds upon the author’s work to apply a black feminist lens to the work of Emilie Frances Davis. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 CONRAD. GIST A BlackFeministInterpretation...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., Culture, and Media Studies 24 , no. 1 : 177 – 207 . Ebony F. 2017 . “ As #BlackGirlMagic Turns Four Years Old, CaShawn Thompson Has a Fresh Word for All the Magical Black Girls .” Blavity , August 29 . blavity.com/as-blackgirlmagic-turns-four-years-old-cashawn-thompson-has-a-fresh...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 308–325.
Published: 01 March 2018
... bodies (i.e. gynecology and other medical and drug experimentation) have not been equitably disseminated to Black women and girls. Black women sex educators possess a unique set of knowledge and skills that, when centered, has the potential to positively and materially impact the way that sexuality...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in public. During the SleepyLagoon investigation and trial, Los Angeles' four major newspapers highlighted "revelations ofscreaming, hair-pulling girls," "girl hoodlums," and "girl 'gangsterettes Front-page headlines blared, "Black Widow Girls in Boy Gangs" and "Girls Join in Youthful Gang Forays Here...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
... with global imaginings.” Through three different case studies, Brown, Daley, and Hunt center both fictional and real Black girls’ narratives and understandings of their girlhood experiences. By documenting the fictional Judy Winslow’s (and/or actress Jaimee Foxworth’s) unacknowledged disappearance from...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
... story, I attempt to show how home is constructed for queer Black women, explore the spaces where activism lives, and examine the ways that geographies and space are mapped onto the bodies of Black women and the health outcomes that can result. Limin' with Black Girl Magic "That is why for a black woman...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2016
... like for free black men and women during the nineteenth-century? 2. What is the importance of recording one's own experiences? 3. What does it mean to become a forensic herstorical investigator? And why is this important? 4. How can diaries be used as an entry point to study and deconstruct history...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2006
... never heard a black woman talk about writing with such verve before. The monologues and scenes played out on that stage, of the young Lorraine and the older Lorraine, the girl and woman, holding tenaciously to sizzling questions, well-chewed pencils, and smoldering cigarettes, changed my world. Some...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2006
... studies and Black studies. Pedagogically, the links between scholars whose academic sites are in African American or Black studies and women's studies would seem to suggest a coherent overlap of scholarly domains-especially within the paradigms that a transnational feminism would support. However...