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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 230–237.
Published: 01 March 2018
...jessica Care moore Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 JESSICA CARE MOORE We Want Our Bodies Back I wrote and read this poem for the first time in Ferguson, Missouri. I was a part ofa two-day artist-driven fundraising effort to support the family of seventeen-year-old Michael Brown, who...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 246–247.
Published: 01 April 2021
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 238.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 6. Frederico’s back adorned by Inés the munagasher . More
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Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 3. My father’s baptism party. Back, from right: unknown, Ricardo Rosa Acevedo, and Calixta Rosa. Front, from right: Yolanda Rosa, Gilbert Rosa (in an unknown woman’s arms), Carlos Rosa (front center), Aneti Rosa (center), and unknown. Author’s personal collection. More
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
... public discussion by black women of the issue of misogyny in rap's portrayal of black women is long overdue, the magazine published a year-long series of articles as part of its “Take Back the Music” campaign. More interesting than the series of articles produced by the magazine is the overwhelming...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... by citing de Certeau's walking in the city as analogous to the agential speech act. I suggest that the creation of sound/aural landscape/music is a particularly powerful productive tool for speaking back to and ultimately destabilizing disciplinary power. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 RONNI...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in speculative texts. The author posits a lineage of negative aesthetics in the Dominican literary tradition, which we can trace back to the work of the Dominican pessimist writers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While the writers articulating this outlook were invested in colonial...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 271–290.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... The author argues that Islamophobia should be traced back to colonial modernity, its regimes of othering, and its perception of Islam as Mohammedanism that conceals its nature as a fetishistic, primitive, barbaric, patriarchal, and irrational set of beliefs. To illustrate anti-Muslim racism, the author...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 436–454.
Published: 01 October 2022
... with a hopeful thread of futures reliant upon her performing as an artist-magician aspiring to break the mourning. Optical undoing is the point of departure that the author’s art practice often takes while running back and forth with the dead and dying. For this issue, the author discusses what could be methods...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and sexual violence. In this article, I look back at the US feminist “sex wars” as a crucial turning point in feminist thought on sexuality and examine different aspects feminists address when speaking about sexuality. I argue that the multiplicity of levels of thinking sex brought up by US feminists opposes...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as legacies of racially-biased and discriminatory US social and economic policies, practices, and attitudes dating back to black enslavement. Underlying causes of pervasive and persistent health disparities affecting the US black population are generally not acknowledged or are underestimated, including...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... The birth control struggle becomes a window on the racial, gender, and economic structures black women negotiated in pursuit of sexual and reproductive self-determination at that time. Taking us back a century, and with emphasis on resilience and resistance, their story reminds us of the deep roots...
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Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 6. The swearing-in ceremony and celebration referenced in an El Diario La Prensa article on January 24, 1965. From right: Officiant, unknown; Carla Rosa, Presidenta; Santiago Aponte, Vice-Presidente; Luis Figueroa, Secretario; Delia Ortiz, Tesorera; Pablo Ortiz, Counsejero. On the back More
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Published: 01 October 2023
-citizens. . .. Since that May day back in1923 when George Holland died and left her the business to manage alone, Mrs. Holland has improved her parlors, chapel and morgue in order to render more efficient service, and in turn has seen more and more people turn to her for help and aid in their time More
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 80–86.
Published: 01 March 2004
... wasbornin a refegeecampontheCambodia-Thabi orderin Decembe1r979. Ourfamily arrivedin theUnitedStatesin 1981. VANARA TAING Bloodlines ConversationwsithmyMother She is naked. I smell the menthol from the door as I walk into the house. Her body is wrapped in one of the sarongs she came back with on her trip...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 206–210.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in the middle of the playground, feign fending off my captors, and dash back and forth along the periphery until I'm out ofbreath. I run like the wind, just like Jesse Owens, all my friends say.We have heard ofJesse Owens, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Satchel Paige because our grandparents speak of them...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 April 2022
... would have her back while she went off. When Carlota returned to her secluded section in the woods, she would dance when no one but the gods and goddesses were watching. Nights of the full moon were rare to sneak out on, but they were her favorite, and that’s when she could see with the most clarity...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 84–89.
Published: 01 April 2021
... mother burn, but they kept sending me back to the house. I went back to the pyre after the crowd broke. I saw some bones. Then my father came and carried me back to the house. My brother was a baby, so he could not be burnt. They buried him beneath the bamboo grove. I did not see his bones...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 408–409.
Published: 01 October 2023
... that followed the one bruised blue, like strolling a graveyard lit full of luminol kisses. Without the hard shell to clutch back all that had been pulled out wildly and stuffed back neatly with barbed-wire stitches and scotch-tape salves she had to relearn balance, love the slant of light going...