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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 61.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Gross, Colored Amazons The LoveSong of Alice Clifton vexed with wickedness, lies as promises, this Philadelphia-no love or joys, just ravens caged warning black mistresses. Schaffer pale as high cherubim and coy. with pleas for liberty twisted in his tongue, said he would unbind me. loose, as his wife...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sequoia Maner Abstract This essay traces the ethical impulse of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. I frame the writings of Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston as antecedent creations that depict black women’s journeys into interior psychic spaces as method for healing. Reading the trope...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Kevin Everod Quashie Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 ESSAY The OtherDancerAs Self Girlfriend Selfhood in Toni Morrison's Sula and Alice Walker's TheColorPurple KEVIN EVEROD QUASHIE Near the end of Toni Morrison's Beloved,Paul D returns to find Sethe in bed, exhausted...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... references other stories and rhymes, including “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Peter Pan,” “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,” Alice in Wonderland , Through the Looking Glass , and The Little House , just as it invokes Mexican (American) folklore and Greek and Roman mythology. Cisneros’s mimetic repetition...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article studies love as a distinct, transformative, and radical Black feminist politic. By closely sitting with the work of Alice Walker, June Jordan, and Audre Lorde, this article treats love-politics as another political tradition that has emerged from within...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Karsonya Wise Whitehead Abstract Alice Walker in her book, In Search of Our Mothers’ Garden , notes that when you write the book you want to read, you are both pointing and following your “direction of vision.” As a writer and a Black feminist scholar, the author understood this to mean that she...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and hurtful ones. In all of these elements, black women and our ways of knowing are privileged in Clifton's writing. There is a strong measure in which the poet's oeuvre and sensibility may be described as “womanist” in the broadest sense of the term developed by Alice Walker (1983). Using a framework...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 183–188.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Alice Walker Copyright © 2008 by Alice Walker 2008 ALICE WALKER Lest We Forget: AnOpenLetterto MySistersWhoAreBrave I have come home from a long stay in Mexico to find-because of the presidential campaign, and especially because of the Obama/Clinton race for the Democratic nomination-a new...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to interrogate the race and veracity of a woman. The Rhinelander case was an annulment proceeding in which wealthy, white Leonard Kip Rhinelander sued his wife, Alice Beatrice Jones, for fraud. Leonard claimed he did not know that his light-skinned wife was "colored," the daughter of [Meridians:feminismr,ace...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... . Verrier Nancy . 2003 . Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up . Louisville : Gateway Press . Verrier Nancy . 2007 “ A Different Kind of Love .” The Guardian . https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2007/dec/15/familyandrelationships.family . Walker Alice . 1979...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 58–81.
Published: 01 September 2005
... family servant, Alice (Tilotama Shome). Dubey's upward mobility is evident through his frequent conversations with his mother over stock options and his claim to be running a YK2dot com operation he calls "event management," which is essentially the age-old task of wedding decorating gone high tech. He...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the nineteenth-century free Black experience through a close examination of the diaries ofEmilie Frances Davis, Ida B. Wells, Charlotte Porten, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Students would benefit from being taught in a smart classroom and from having computer access. This lesson plan set takes three days to complete...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 GINETTA E. B. CANDELARIO Editor's Introduction Loves music. Loves dance. Loves the moon. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food and roundness. Loves struggle. Loves the Folk. Loves herself. Regardless. Alice Walker (2003, xii...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... regarding the inheritance of a family legacy. Baby Love , Hopson notes, is Rebecca Walker’s second memoir; the first having focused on her coming of age as the biracial daughter of a Jewish father and famous African American mother, novelist Alice Walker. Ironically, the dissolution of the younger Walker’s...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
... limits. This is an important counter-narrative to normalized chaos: the concept of rest, embedded within self-care and self-love, and not as an act of selfishness. Alice Walker (1983), in laying out the framework of womanism, shares the importance of community with the exception of removing oneself...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): vii–xvii.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and foundational work Meridians:feminisrma,cet,ransnationalis1m5, no. r (2016): vii-xvii. Copyright© 2016 Smith College. doi: ro.2979/meridians.15.r.or VII oflda B. Wells, Anna Julia Cooper, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Audre Lorde, and the Combahee River Collective and the current work of bell hooks, Kimberle Crenshaw...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
...-as-if Route 1: Careful Adoption Alice,a nineteen-year-oldKoreanAmericanwoman,adoptedand raisedby a white, middle-classcouplein Iowa,grewup with littlesenseof herKoreanheritageorthe term''AsianAmerican."Aftertaking women'sand ethnicstudiescoursesat a universityin California,shebecamepoliticizedabout issuesof...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 101–125.
Published: 01 March 2002
... commonthread, the unifying themethrough immensediversity,afearlessnesosfgrowth, ofsearch, oflooking,that enlargetshe privateandthe publicworld. -Alice Walker,"Savingthe LifeThat isYourOwnfromIn Search ofOur Mothers'Gardens Benedict Anderson has defined nationalism as "the expression of a radically changed form...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 114–139.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., yphoonComin.9Onand the second of which is the Shaw Memorial, a bronze statue Cliff describes in a chapter entitled "Allegorical Portraiture." I will return to the Shaw Memorial later as a companion piece to the Turner painting, which is unveiled at a dinner party hosted by Alice Hooper, a white woman who...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 74–75.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was close to closing time, but we-Blanche, Alice Kessler-Harris, and I-suddenly realized that it was the last day that the great Christmas tree with its Neapolitan creche would be on display. We raced through the museum as guards called out "sminutes please"; we were faced...