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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Kenly Brown; Lashon Daley; Derrika Hunt Abstract This article examines Black/Girlhood Imaginary, a transdisciplinary methodology that merges performance studies, Black studies, and education to research and theorize the capacious archives of Black girlhood. What the authors term Black/Girlhood...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 April 2022
... University Press . Daley Lashon . 2021 . “ Coming of (R) Age: A New Genre for Contemporary Narratives about Black Girlhood .” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 46 , no. 4 : 1035 – 56 . Danticat Edwidge , and Trouillot Evelyne . 2005 . “ Evelyne Trouillot...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
... not just rectifying old narratives, we’re writing our own narratives, fully within ourselves.” In her Essay “Beyond Tragedy: Black Girlhood in Marlon James’s Book of Night Women and Evelyne Trouillot’s Rosalie l’infâme ,” Annette Joseph-Gabriel exemplifies Danticat’s perspective with her analysis...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2018
... a "discourse of risk" (Lupton 1993; Tuck 2009) for example, childhood obesity, school bullying, "girl fighting," substance use, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. LeConte lovingly pushes us to look to and learn from Black Feminisms and Black Girlhood Studies in our work in Black girls' health...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 480–505.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Patricia Ann Lott Abstract This essay analyzes Harriet E. Wilson’s Our Nig (1859) as a book of lamentations for its bereaved black subject’s mother loss, social death, and prematurely ended girlhood. More specifically, it examines a daughter’s devastation over her natal alienation, violent...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of these iterations of Black girlhood and Black womanhood, I have found myself in between curating parts and pieces of their work that look like me, holding them close and engaging with them transparently. For this reason, as a Black woman who was once a Black girl, I'm moved to explore my personal lived experiences...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 28–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as the equivalent of a "pup that wags its tail at the very doorjamb of the butcher shop he has been kicked away from only moments before" (Morrison, 1973, 21). In the moment, Nel concentrates CASSANDRA FETTERS THE CONTINUAL SEARCH FOR SISTERHOOD 33 on the reactions of the other black passengers, particularly...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Author and Auteur Meet: Genre, the Erotic, and Black Female Subjectivity" offers a critical reading of Martha Southgate's understudied novel, ThirdGirlfrom theLeft.Southgate's protagonists-three generations of black mothers-reclaim the subjectivity of black women in the face of sexualized stereotypes...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... is ensconced in networks of affect and affiliation. The image that drew the world’s attention to Chibok differed in several key ways. In the first place, the new image is a stark black-and-white photograph. The contrasts between the foreground and the background are heightened such that one’s eyes...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2006
...,transnationalism2006, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 214-221] ©2006 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 214 that had never seen one before. While I deliberated Dr. Deas and daddy caught up on the news of the day. They were close friends. They were young black professional men in small town America with growing families. We...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 302–306.
Published: 01 October 2022
... kaasiannakami, kalapati cooing like us mourning, flame breasted, black naped, and hearts bleeding Lakbay in the song that goes, “lumipad ka, kaibigang maya,” I’m thinking of laya, and layo too Matris my mother’s mother used to say we were molded from mud now, only mimesis of mythology...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... ofinterrogating or "dismembering" representations of whiteness that Western society privileges (Morrison 1970/1994, 20). 1 This complexand often cited depiction of black girlhood has become a foundational and well-researched moment in studies of visual culture and blackness in twentieth-century African American...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sequoia Maner Abstract This essay traces the ethical impulse of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. I frame the writings of Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston as antecedent creations that depict black women’s journeys into interior psychic spaces as method for healing. Reading the trope...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2004
... hair, while her Pinay mom has dark skin, "long silky black hair and sparkle jewelry and manicured nails She love[d] pretty clothes and perfume." Clearly Lynda's mother indulges her own desire for "girlness" through conventional "feminine" dress and proper consumption of gendered consumer goods...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
...-grandparents’ relationship to “an American black boy marrying a Southern white girl”; his great-grandfather was Chichimeca Mexican Indian and his great-grandmother “green-eyed Michoacán Spanish-ancestry pale” (Lemus 2007 , 55). 16 His maternal grandmother looked “Mexican Indian” and privileged whiteness...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 102–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and then I went on to staff in 1963. As a white person working for SNCC you essentially lost all privilege that went with being white. You had to accept all of the reprisals that anyone in the movement and any local black people had to accept. I was protected inside the movement by black communities...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 104–123.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the alleviation of these problems as dependent not simply on psychological or medical treatment but on fundamental transformations in the social meanings and societal opportunities available to women. In this essay I extend the feminist concern with embodiment to the experiences of black women. I maintain...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lena Palacios Abstract This essay, with accompanying lesson plan, explores how race-radical Black and Indigenous feminists theorize and resist the carceral state violence of White settler nations of Canada and the United States. It focuses on the theoretical interventions driven by Indigenous...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 December 2016
... LenaPalaciosis an assistant professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Lena's research and teaching focuses on critical prison studies, Black, Indigenous, Chicana/Latina queer and trans feminisms, girls' and girlhood studies, transformative justice, media...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario Doris: Well, their color. Because for me, someone White, an ugly, ordinary White person, looks worse than a brown one, a Black one who doesn’t, who really is Black. If they’re White like that, the way there are some white, those White people, white, white, fine...
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