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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... . Polatnick M. Rivka . 1996 . “ Diversity in Women’s Liberation Ideology: How a Black and White Group of the 1960s Viewed Motherhood .” Signs 21 , no. 3 : 679 – 706 . Ramsey Stephanie S. 2007 . “ Through the Storm, through the Night: The Autobiographical Writings of Black Women Activists...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in 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 (2020) 19 (S1): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2020
...-lynching campaign, Wells-Barnett co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ( naacp ) and organized a Black settlement house in Chicago, the Negro Fellowship League. She established the only Black women’s suffrage club extant in Illinois when women became partially...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... , December 15 . hooks bell . 1981 . Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism . Brooklyn : South End Press . Joseph Ralina . 2015 . “ Performing the 21st Century Mulatto: Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self by Rebecca Walker .” Black Scholar 39 , nos. 3–4...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
...). Likewise, López Torregrosa left Puerto Rico at the age of sixteen to attend college, and did not return until the death of her father thirty-five years later. Both women were highly educated and never married. While López Torregrosa comes from an upper-class White background, Pantoja was a Black, working...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... it may be inferred that they regard us to be inferior to them in intellectual attainments” ( West Africa Times, May 11, 1931). One of Dove’s critics, C. S. Adjei, claimed in one of his letters, “Our women [are not] generally capable of contributing articles, such as those that emanate from...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to these papers. They are a rich source for both research purposes and classroom use alike. Motley's papers were recently opened for research as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)-funded project that made possible the opening of several women's papers and organization records held by the Sophia...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 101–125.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to the revolution and that women and men alike were encouraged to be sexually liberated. In her autobiography, Elaine Brown, who in 1974 became the first woman to lead the Black Panther Party, discusses that "women recruits were reminded that they might someday be called upon to deploy their sexuality...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 93–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
... to the cultural polity. Indeed, as Lillian S. Robinson observes, allegorical readings that do not recognize the ways in which women's texts "identify and challenge sexist ideology" (108) may end up reproducing the same critical structures that consigned African women's writing to what she calls "a grim area...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... like saviors, now the term "chosen child" is used more frequently (Kim 2010, 48).7 For Rubin, from an anthropological and psychoanalytical point, "[a]s long as the relations specify that men exchange women, it is men who are the beneficiaries of the product of such exchanges" (Rubin 1975, 174). In my...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
... promiscuity and immorality of black and poor women" (Crespo-Kebler 2003, 197). Crespo-Kebler argues that the segregation of women and the absence of discussion about female sexuality may in fact have created a space for the generation of women born before 1940 to explore same-sex relations within their closed...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of Guadeloupe, UPLG, Union Populaire pour la Liberation de Guadeloupe. I gather that this was the first party to really enlist men and women, trying to represent them equitably. Because some years ago, at the beginning of the century, politics were a male affair; black men formed a party that they called...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... . The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study . Wivenhoe, UK : Minor Compositions . Hartman Saidiya . 2008 . “ Venus in Two Acts .” Small Axe , no. 26 : 1 – 14 . King Rosamond S. 2011 . “ New Citizens, New Sexualities—Nineteenth Century Jamettes .” In Sex and the Citizen...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... American women, the historical experiences of racialized reproduction and black and mulatto women's perspectives of it are much more complex. 2 This essay explores that complexity in the works of four Afro-Latin American writers (Brazilians Maria Firmina dos Reis and Carolina Maria de Jesus, and Cubans...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 66–90.
Published: 01 September 2011
...), an identity that Evers-Williams acknowledged ("Coretta Scott King" 2006, 6). Their husbands were murdered to silence their message of equality. As widows, they kept their husbands' concerns fresh in the minds of America.' Given the troubling patterns of mainstream media coverage of black women in general...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 March 2002
... respectability, and working-class expectations of the dutiful daughter. 12 CATHERINE S. RAMfREZ Dressed to Thrill Undeniably, pachucas were not the only women to deviate from the confines of domesticity during World War II. Increasing numbers of women, including wives and mothers, left their homes in order...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 March 2001
... and helped shape contemporaneous ideologies of domesticity for black and white women. In this respect, Eatingfor Victoryserves as a useful complement to SweetCharity? (as well as to Poppendieck's earlier work on hunger during the Great Depression, BreadlineKs neeDeepin Wheat)in that it highlights...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by their families after they decided to marry foreign G.1.s, and as a result, they had to leave their homeland with little hope of return (Stout 2002, 90). 6 Bythe time the women arrived in the United States, these stereotypes had also been passed on to local Japaneselanguage media targeted at Japanese-speaking...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 171–203.
Published: 01 March 2003
... and the priority it should receive in considerations of Black liberation strategies. Many of the book's opponents questioned Wallace's basic assumption throughout the text that sexism was a very real form of oppression in the lives of Black women. Robert Staples, for instance, argued that we could have a serious...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and strategies for how to press forward with what at times may feel like the unbearable work of justice. The ways in which black women describe transgressing the challenges of their social world in autobiographies, testimonies, narratives, and diaries can function as textual compass points when despair...