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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
...’ hope was to generate new readings of Africa’s history by shedding light on women’s writing and, in doing so, change assumptions of how knowledge is shaped. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Women Writing Africa archive canon memory knowledge African feminism Let me begin with my...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Emily Lederman Abstract This essay argues that a queer archive in Felicia Luna Lemus’s Like Son (2007) recovers the historical Mexican figure Nahui Olin and allows the trans protagonist to navigate less tangible inheritances, including a destructive romantic legacy and a complex Mexican American...
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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
... lush work of memories, poetry, and criticism, the work presents vignettes from the author's life alongside her meditations on writing, history, mapmaking, and most important for this essay, the archives. Brand's memoir is replete with supporting materials that range from ffteenth-century journals and...
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Meridians (1 March 2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Lauren J. Gantz Abstract This article argues that in her novel, At the Full and Change of the Moon (1999), Dionne Brand uses archives/archiving as a trope by which to trace slavery's aftereffects on the Caribbean and its diasporas. African diasporic authors and critics have long emphasized the...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Neo Sinoxolo Musangi Abstract Recent activist and academic work regarding same-gender marriage and relationships has brought to the fore supposed precolonial archives that seem to suggest that something we might call homophobia is as colonial in Africa as is the notion of the nation-state. While...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Moon Charania Abstract This essay takes on ghosts as an explicit analytic lever to examine the storied archive of one racial and racialized m other . It defines ghosts as conglomerating and attached energies whose nodes of human connection rely on the lived experience of violence, violation, and...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007) and her essay “Venus in Two Acts” (2008). These are arguably two of the most influential works of scholarship in African American feminist studies of the past decade. Hartman’s attempt to use the archive to rescue those lost within, particularly girls and...
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Jameta N. Barlow Abstract The resistance and reinforcement of structures of gender and race are central to a discussion on identity politics and intersectionality in mental health services research. The goal of the Saving Our Sisters’ (SOS) digital archive project ( www.savingoursistersproject.com...
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Meridians (1 September 2011) 11 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... While feminist historiographies have restored Partition survivors' memories of violence to the historical archive, Baldwin's novel explicitly foregrounds the role of gendered bodies in and as the archive of communal memories of violence. I begin with Baldwin's exploration of the embodied character of...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... diasporic forms of history. From these strategies the memoir invokes a feminist interpretation of Chinese diasporic history that emphasizes new configurations of time, space, and bodies in the production of memories for the historical archive. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 illustrated memoirs...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... controversy. This essay uses Chisholm's writings and speeches, as well as government documents, newspaper archives, and interviews to demonstrate Chisholm's dual engagement with the antiracist and antifeminist movements of her time within the context of legislative politics. Copyright © 2015 by Smith...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in the United States and abroad. This study draws from a related but ignored archive of documents to examine how the travel and knowledges of these Black women have affected women and feminisms in the socialist/postsocialist countries they were visiting. The study explores these affects in the...
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Meridians (1 September 2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... landscape, a textured representation of this catastrophic moment. While the collection is by no means representative of the population, nor does it seek to be, it does demonstrate that, indeed, those left behind clearly have stories to tell that must not only be gathered and archived, as they are now part...
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Meridians (1 March 2013) 11 (2): 174–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Sudarat Musikawong Abstract Masculinity and nationalisms in Thailand during the 1970s served to enable gendered violence against activist women. Archival research and fieldwork reveal how feminist epistemologies and methods for studying memory are always gendered. Both conservative and leftist...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 36. Aunt Dora Green, traditional midwife, Eufaula, Alabama, late 1930s. WPA Writers’ Project. Courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery. Figure 36. Aunt Dora Green, traditional midwife, Eufaula, Alabama, late 1930s. WPA Writers’ Project. Courtesy of Alabama More
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Published: 01 April 2019
women and black men, and diverted attention from the actual prevalence of sexual assault against black women. Scurlock Studio, Washington, D.C., undated, courtesy of Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Women’s Rights Collection, SSC. Figure 3. Journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862 More
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... identity that emphasized a “sentimental relationship between . . . nation and citizen” that cast mothers as vessels for, rather than members of, the Mexican body politic (Gaytán, 20). By contrast, Emily Lederman argues in “Queering the Chicana/o Archive in Felicia Luna Lemus’s Like Son ” that the novel’s...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Diversity: A Call to Action . 1988 . Report prepared for the Smith College Board of Trustees, October 6 . Mary Maples Dunn Papers, Smith College Archives, Smith College , Northampton, MA . ...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... avenues of feminist writing. In her personal reflection “Creating the Archive of African Women’s Writing: Reflecting on Feminism, Epistemology, and the Women Writing Africa Project,” Abena P. A. Busia returns us to the genesis of one of the great achievements of the African feminist literary canon: the...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... People I barely know ask about my personal life [because of my dreadlocks].” Black hair is a scriptive thing. Robin Bernstein ( 2011 ) employs a methodology of regarding objects as “scriptive things” to uncover meaning from the artifacts in and the stories absent from the archive. A scriptive...