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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 191–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Elise Young; Zengie Mangaliso Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 CONFERENCE COMMENTARY South African and African American Women to ELISE YOUNG AND ZENGIE MANGALISO From April 27 to May r, 2000, South African women and African American women converged at a conference organized...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 39. African American child and woman picking cotton in the South, pre-1951. Photo by John Vachon. Look Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 49. African American woman and child at entrance to Planned Parenthood clinic, Chicago, 1960. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Records (PPFA II), SSC. More
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 March 2006
... the other. This dilemma extends beyond the notion of double colonization characterized by Kirsten Holst Petersen and Anna Rutherford in the preface of their anthology of essays A DoubleColonization:ColonialandPostcolonialWomen'sWriting (1986). If the choice for African women is to fight patriarchal culture...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 54–77.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Chukwuma Azuonye Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 CHUKWUMA AZUONYE Feminist or SimplyFeminine? ReflectionosntheWorkos f NanaAsma'u, a Nineteenth-CentuWryestAfricanWoman Poet,Intellectuaal,ndSociaAl ctivist Introduction Nana Asma'u, a remarkable West African Islamic woman poet...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Naurice Frank Woods, Jr. Abstract Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1843–after 1909) was America's first professional sculptor of African and Native American descent. She staked a claim at the highest level of neoclassical art. This usually meant competing against men who vehemently opposed women competing...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 333–342.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombé Abstract The Superwoman Schema conceptual framework was developed to support the comprehensive assessment and understanding of stress and biopsychosocial factors that influence African America women’s health and health disparities. The present essay presents the factors...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 121–147.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Brazil's tremendous successes with respect to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, this article offers a framework for understanding the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on African-descendant women in the country. The analysis focuses on the gender and racial dynamics of HIV/AIDS and seeks to center Afro...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Carole Boyce Davies Abstract African women's rights, in its early expressions, was linked to the critique of particular economic/class systems which disempowered the majority of women in contemporary Africa. However, the discourse was subsequently dominated by a move towards feminist politics...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 218–242.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Bonnie J. Williams-Farrier Abstract Code-switching and code-meshing pedagogies, though they are two vastly different approaches, do not consider that some features of African American Verbal Tradition (AVT) are and/or have become rhetorically effective mainstream communication structures...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of neocolonial and neoliberal state regimes across the African continent and the globe to respond equitably to the imperatives of human emancipation, the paper argues for a return to and closer interrogation of personal politics and feminist relationships to the self and the ecosystems that nurture both...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Msia Kibona Clark Abstract Women hip hop artists in Africa have created spaces for themselves within hip hop’s (hyper)masculine culture. They have created these spaces in order to craft their own narratives around gender and sexuality and to challenge existing narratives. This research uses African...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Abena P. A. Busia Abstract This essay is a reflection of the monumental Women Writing Africa project by one of the project’s three editors. Over the course of two decades, the project published four volumes documenting the history of literary expression by African women throughout the continent...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Selina Makana Abstract This essay reflects upon both the predicaments and the promises of feminist ethnography in contemporary Africa from the position of an African feminist researcher. Two key questions guide the analysis: What are productive ways to respond to feminist critiques of representing...
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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 (2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué Abstract Utilizing interdisciplinary and multimethodological approaches, this essay explores women’s roles in buttressing the political cohesion of secessionist movements in postcolonial Africa. It argues that African women have supported the actions of male...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 41–66.
Published: 01 March 2002
... ultimate goal is to highlight growing tensions between traditional African matriarchitarianism and new counter-forces, such as Mammy Water. Using three examples of traditional organizations of women's cultures that embody matriarchitarianism, I argue that feminism and these traditions of organized women's...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 113–119.
Published: 01 March 2004
...." -President NelsonMandela,May 24, 1994 Despite the emergence of democracy movements in all corners of Africa, only a small number of African states are governed now by democratic regimes. At least since the colonial period, African women have mobilized to challenge patriarchal states and societies on behalf...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 104–123.
Published: 01 March 2005
... explore experiences of strength, self, and embodiment, I undertook an interview study with twelve African American women. All were students enrolled at an urban university in the southern region of the United States and ranged in age from 19 to 46, with a mean of 27.4 years. The women were of diverse body...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2005
... elite ruling class at the expense and exclusion of the majority of Zimbabweans. In the twenty-first century, we are confronted with the reality of both the collapse of neocolonialism and the need to craft new social and political systems that will fulfill the needs of millions of African people...