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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): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
... written, transdisciplinary, and multi-methodological Counterpoint essay, “Disruptive Ruptures: The Necessity of Black/Girlhood Imaginary,” coins the term “‘Black forward slash Girlhood’ to signal both an abstract configuration and a lived embodied experience of Black girlness that is in dialogue...
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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 (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Barthes Roland . 1979 . Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography . New York : Macmillan . Cantú Norma Elia . 1995 . Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera . Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press . Chávez Denise . 2004 . The Last of the Menu Girls . Reprint...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
... with an imaginary opponent as a form of training. I encourage this form of grounding exercise not only to relieve stress and promote presence but to confront traumatic material in ways that mirror how Indigenous and race-radical Black feminists work with and through the trauma brought on by experiencing racialized...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 justice, and research justice. Lena is writing a book titled...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 September 2001
... interlocutory character ofblackwomen's writings is, thus, not only a consequence of a dialogic relationship with an imaginary or THE OTHER DANCER AS SELF 199 "generalized Other," but a dialogue with the aspects of "otherness" within the self. The complex situatedness of the black woman as not only the "Other...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in various historical, biographical, and spatial contexts and moments. For example, for a variety of reasons I explore at length elsewhere (Candelario 2000 ), Dominicans in Washington, D.C., identify as Black nearly twice as often as Dominicans in New York (see also Dore-Cabral and Itzigsohn 1997 ; Levitt...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 September 2000
... as black nearly twice as often as Dominicans in New York (see also Dore-Cabral and ltzigsohn 1997; Levitt and Gomez 1997; Duany 1994). Confronted in New York City with the U.S. model of pure whiteness that valorizes lank, light hair, white skin, light eyes, thin and narrow-hipped bodies, the Dominican...