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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 127–161.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Joanne Barker Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 JOANNE BARKER Gender,Sovereignty,and the Discourse of Rights in Native Women's Activism In 1876, the Canadian Parliament amended the 1868 Indian Act to establish patrilineality as the criterion for determining Indian status and all...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and belonging, as well as analyzing the ejects of how queer, Black, transnational sharing of stories promotes survival and activism. Utilizing a Black feminist framework, this paper seeks to interrogate homeplace for queer people of color, as well as the spaces where activism lives, how it is enacted, and what...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 219–254.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Joanne Barker Abstract Drawing from Native feminist theories and sovereignty studies, this essay examines the 1983 and 1985 amendments and the activism that led to their development and passage as an instance of the co-constitutive relationship of gender and sovereignty. By looking at how...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 394–413.
Published: 01 October 2019
... military response to revolutionary activity in Central America (LaFeber 1984 : 4). This came mere months after Ronald Reagan had run as a presidential candidate on a platform that cautioned against a Marxist Sandinista takeover of Nicaragua, which seemingly threatened neighboring El Salvador, Guatemala...
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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 (2021) 20 (2): 340–369.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., and writings of Bengali Pakistani women active in this period, as well as from the archives—housed in Smith College’s Sophia Smith Collection—of one of the first formal US women’s groups to establish contact with East Bengali women leaders: the New York-based Committee of Correspondence. elora@rice.edu...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 174–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... In addition to their Marxist/Maoist political activities, these young women challenged one of the foundations of traditional Thai nationalism built on notions of appropriate femininity and propriety: a gendered social contract. Violence is enacted when women challenge the gendered social contract and social...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 196–218.
Published: 01 September 2014
... RecommendedClassTimes:Although these lesson plans are designed primarily for sixty-minute class periods, the classroom activities may need to be extended to provide students with ample time to interpret, discuss, research, and understand the material. Overview:This lesson plan uses the life and experiences of Harriet Tubman...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to the struggles of today, including issues of violence, mass incarcerations, and the election of the first black president of the United States. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 What Would Harriet Do?A Legacy of Resistance and Activism A ConversatiownithBarbaraSmithand BeverlyGuy-SheftalMl, oderatedby...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kia M. Q. Hall Abstract What is the role of feminist scholar-activists in contemporary Black freedom movements such as Black Lives Matter? This article proposes a Transnational Black Feminist framework as a theoretical complement to grassroots activism in Black communities. The proposed framework...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 353–381.
Published: 01 March 2017
... madepossibltehroughthe.figureofa patrioticmother. Introduction Women across the world have been drawn in various nation-building processes and made to see themselves as formidable and active citizens through their nurturing activities as mothers. This depiction of women as symbolic bearers of the nation, as some scholars point...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Bonnie Claudia Harrison Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 ESSAY Diasporadas Black Women and the Fine Art of Activism BONNIE CLAUDIA HARRISON WhyareAfrican-Americawnomen and ourideasnotknownand not believeidn? -Patricia HillCollins1991 z 0 Diasporadas A Diasporadais a woman...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of"courting communities," of calling collectivities into existence through diverse forms of subversive spiritual, political, and cultural work. Anna Julia Cooper's visionary writings and activism exemplify this legacy of struggle by nineteenth-century black women. Part of a triad of women in a larger project...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Books . Mgbako Chi A. 2016 . To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa . New York : NYU Press . Mgbako Chi A. , and Smith Laura A. 2011 . “ Sex Work and Human Rights in Africa .” Fordham International Law Journal 33 , no. 4 : 1178 – 220...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 66–99.
Published: 01 March 2009
...-profit project as an outcome of dynamic interactions among a constellation of both global and local feminist forces and agents. It shows that the formation of the project combines three interwoven processes, which include 1) the emergence of women's NGOs and the rise of anti-domestic violence activism...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Lauren E. Shoemaker Abstract Literature by women of the third world is capable of expressing emergent feelings attached to objects and everyday activities, which reveal underlying economic processes. One such activity that inspires diverging feelings, the Caribbean vacation, reveals a continued...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Azza Basarudin; Khanum Shaikh Abstract This article discusses the vexed relationship between women’s activism, state security, and feminist empowerment by focusing on the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) initiative, a program that seeks to build partnerships...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 158–184.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of Fortuna’s experiences while coming of age in the Dominican Republic in the late twentieth century. While much of Dominican society’s African cultural history has been actively obscured by the ruling class, Fortuna has long celebrated Afro-Dominican culture through her life’s work and her identity has shaped...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 512–537.
Published: 01 October 2022
... necropolitics and the ensuing historical legacy of Black maternal grief through political activism. It examines, through an engagement with global Black scholars through political theory, mothering theories, and depth psychology, how they manage to navigate maternal grief and loss into political action, thereby...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of national elected office at the same time that black feminists were institutionalizing their activism into organizations, Chisholm bridged grassroots and local activism with the national state. She also bridged the ongoing black freedom struggle and women's movements, though not without complication...