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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
... explicitmovieallusionsaswellas.filmswithwhichthetext is in tacit dialo.9ue. "Sometimeysouhaveto createyourownhistory."TheWatermelonWoman [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism2014, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 88-120] © 2014 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 88 With an author's note disclaiming the narrative's manipulation of time and events, Martha...
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Published: 01 October 2022
Figure 1. “Cynthia’s Love Tree.” Courtesy of the author. More
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Published: 01 October 2023
Figure 1. Memorial outside the Orlando Regional Medical Center. Photo by author, 2016. More
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Published: 01 October 2023
Figure 2. Interim Memorial around what once was Pulse nightclub. Photo by author, 2018. More
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... informed by Walker's womanism, African American literary studies, and the history of Afro-Atlantic religions, this essay explores connections among these signal components of Clifton's work: namely, the poet's sense of agency and authority; the power of personal and collective history; and a nonsensational...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 278–280.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Barbara Lee Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 WHY I OPPOSED THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZE FORCE BarbaraLee TO Septen1ber14,2001 Mr. Speaker, I rise today with a heavy heart, one that is filled with sorrow for the fan1ilies and loved ones who were killed and injured in New York...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé) leading off the the Black Women’s March on Brasilia. Photo by Adriana Medeiros. More
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Neda Maghbouleh; Laila Omar; Melissa A. Milkie; Ito Peng Abstract This article reflects upon three developments emergent from a feminist approach in research with Syrian newcomer mothers in Toronto, Canada. First, a feminist approach shapes how the authors build their research team and facilitate...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Rumya S. Putcha Abstract This article interrogates how and why courtesan identities are simultaneously embraced and disavowed by Brahman dancers. Using a combination of ethnographic and critical feminist methods, which allow the author to toggle between the past and the present, between India...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 297–322.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Dia Da Costa Abstract This article combines historical and life-writing approaches to demonstrate how caste is made invisible in histories and structures of education, canonical knowledge, and research. As a dominant-caste ( savarna ) Bengali academic, the author follows caste-oppressed feminists...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... domestic terrorism by working with government agencies, others feel that these partnerships are only meant to extend surveillance into Muslim communities. In this article, the authors critically examine how women are incorporated into local counterterrorism measures via CVE to think about the impact...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Kenly Brown; Lashon Daley; Derrika Hunt Abstract This article examines Black/Girlhood Imaginary, a transdisciplinary methodology that merges performance studies, Black studies, and education to research and theorize the capacious archives of Black girlhood. What the authors term Black/Girlhood...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Sreerekha Sathi Abstract This essay is a testimonial of the author’s experiences, memories, and reflections about becoming a person/woman of color, discovering, and unearthing the meanings of racialization, white privilege, and white supremacy in the contemporary United States. The author gives...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 348–373.
Published: 01 October 2023
... on folklore to contextualize her image-based archive on Haiti, the Belgian Congo, and Nigeria, the author proposes that Comhaire-Sylvain’s visual catalog is rendered legible through her undeveloped images taken in Africa. Tracing Comhaire-Sylvain’s contortions in front of and behind the camera, the author...
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Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 1. Certificate of Merit to Caslita [ sic ] Rosa for Outstanding Community Service, 1966. Author’s personal collection. More
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., the author analyzes the therapeutic functions of bèlè performance from a womanist theoretical framework in order to uncover the interrelationship among Black women’s sensual expressivity, spirituality, and emotional wellness in Martinique. This research relies on qualitative data analysis and a reflexive...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... arts. The author describes radical interdisciplinarity as building on the hybrid methodologies of women of color authors such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Audre Lorde, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Michelle Cliff, who often combined memoir with fiction or poetry. The essay itself includes examples of radical...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 295–320.
Published: 01 October 2020
... currently working in research universities across the United States. Building on the literature on linguistic discrimination and the theoretical framing of LangCrit, the authors exemplify instances of linguistic discrimination resulting from a member of the majority culture asserting their native speaker...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Sunera Thobani Abstract Following a speech against the war on terror the author presented at a conference on Violence Against Women, she was publicly attacked and threatened for “hate-mongering.” This paper was written in the aftermath of the controversy that followed. The author’s speech...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 317–333.
Published: 01 October 2022
...K. Melchor Quick Hall Abstract In this essay the author describes how she orchestrates her own death for her mother’s survival and begins to travel with her dying grandmother. She shares lessons from her grandmother’s elongated, memory-less, graceless dying through a series of vignettes. While her...