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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... feminisms. Written from a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) feminist perspective, the essay looks to the foundational work of Kanaka Maoli scholar-activist Haunani-Kay Trask as a too often overlooked theorist of settler colonialism writ broadly. The essay also looks more specifically at Trask’s theorizing...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
... by Native Hawaiians? Her article looks at the relationship between “white mainstream feminisms,” indigenous feminisms, and transnational feminisms, and attends to the politics of citation that often erase indigenous scholars from the very geographies and histories in which they are rooted while making them...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... feminisms? Drawing from Native women artists’ narratives, transnational feminist scholarship, and ethnographic and historical texts, the author demonstrates how indigenous communities become gendered communities as a result of colonialism. Given these multiple conceptual challenges, why do I choose...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
... feminisms? Drawing from Native women artists' narratives, transnational feminist scholarship, and ethnographic and historical texts, the author demonstrates how indigenous communities become gendered communities as a result of colonialism. Copyright © 2009 by Smith College 2009 ...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of these antimilitarism campaigns for the study of transnational feminisms as well as Asian American and Pacific Islander studies. First, the protests of Mink and Native Hawaiian activists against U.S. militarism in the Pacific represented gendered critiques of U.S. empire, although in different ways. Second, Mink’s...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Talking About Me . . . ” Crunk Feminist Collective , March 14. www.crunkfeministcollective.com/2010/03/14/they-arent-talking-about-me/ . Barker Joanne . 2006 . “ Gender, Sovereignty, and the Discourse of Rights in Native Women’s Activism .” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 7...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
... are inherently and primarily pedagogical, the lesson plan explores the ways we learn, teach, and organize in a manner that teaches against the grain of carceral common sense. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 prison abolitionist praxis race-radical feminist praxis Indigenous decolonial feminisms...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in the context of the publication of her 1989 book Woman, Native, Other . Minh-ha argues: “In a context of marginalization, at the same time as you feel the necessity to call yourself a feminist while fighting for the situation of women, you also have to keep a certain latitude and to refuse that label when...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., but someone who is a “native” speaker of English, who exhibits “correct” pronunciation. The mother in the excerpt above explains that native English speakers (expressed principally as Canadian-born and, perhaps, white-presenting Canadians) would be preferable, as she believes they could teach English...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Saporta . 1991 . “ Re-membering the Dead: Latin American Women’s ‘Testimonial’ Discourse .” Latin American Perspectives 18 , no. 3 : 91 – 102 . Sternbach Nancy Saporta , Navarro-Aranguren Marysa , Chuchryk Patricia , and Alvarez Sonia E. 1992 . “ Feminisms in Latin...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
...: A Reader . Cape Town : Pambazuka Press . Trinh Minh-Ha . 1989 . Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . ...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the African continent, were the original feminists. In her now classic anthology, The Black Woman Cross-Culturally , Steady argued that “true feminism” stemmed from “an actual experience of oppression, a lack of the socially prescribed means of ensuring one’s wellbeing, and a true lack of access to resources...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and the native in the early essays as necessarily divisive post-colonial critique, but they read Kincaid’s final essay as an attempt to transcend such divisions. Many have lauded Kincaid’s call to throw off old categories and focus on shared (biological) humanity, yet this very category of “human” has been...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Organization in 1986, Asians and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health (now known as Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) in 1989, and the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center in 1988 (Silliman et al. 2004 ). Loretta Ross has shown how African American women were actively...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 219–254.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., feminism, and Native sovereignty politics to historicize and define their goals to end gender-based discrimination and violence within their communities. Rights to equality, made meaningful by the distinctive context of Native/women’s histories of oppression, shaped how Indian women articulated...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
...” is the centerpiece of her hip-hop feminism (Morgan 1995 , 152), Gwendolyn Pough argues that the labor of contemporary Black feminism should be articulating a “message of self-love” (Pough 2003 , 241), and bell hooks reminds us that “all the great movements for social justice in our society have strongly emphasized...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., UK : Intellect . Grewal Inderpal . 2005 . Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Hall Ronald . 2005 . “ The Euro-Americanization of Race: Alien Perspective of African Americans vis-à-vis Trivialization of Skin Color...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 126–165.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Frances M. Beal; Loretta J. Ross Abstract In this oral history, Frances M. Beal describes her unique childhood as the daughter of parents of refugee Jewish, African American, and Native American descent. The interview focuses on her activism in the United States and in France, including founding...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of black theory and a logic of care. This is an exercise in how else one could choose to arrive at blackness and queerness and feminism by way of narration. Throughout my life whenever I have encountered my mother’s people in my grandmother’s village, the question arises, “How are you called...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... than simply blaming Amina Lawal’s culture, we should begin by taking our own feet off her neck” (Jaggar 2005 ). Copyright © 2010 Smith College 2010 imperialism Orientalism xenophobia heteropatriarchy transnational feminism I have a vision. Of the Orient. That, deep within its...