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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 293–295.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in America to fruit in Ireland, unpacking and giving new energy to the old phrase “the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.” By exploring the journey from wonderment to acceptance to love, the work is a refutation of lighter skin being the only pathway to beauty, not just in America, but globally...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Erin L. Berry-McCrea Abstract This paper describes the ways that Black millennial women have come to acknowledge the role of voice and to recognize the sociolinguistic traumas that they experience in and outside of digital spaces. The lived experiences of Black millennial women within the digital...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 92–116.
Published: 01 September 2004
... memories by turning food into a historical text and mode of communication. "Mainstream" American philosophers of the body and the environment such as Susan Bardo and Wendell Berry, even though they do not deal explicitly with immigration and exile, also provide a crucial interpretive framework...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 214.
Published: 01 March 2001
... IenAng Lourdes Arizpe Anjali Arondekar Eli Barta Edwina Barvosa-Carter AmritaBasu Marc Beeman Sara Berry Susan Bourque Anne Boutelle Carole Boyce-Davies Mary Pat Brady Laura Briggs Jennifer Brody Angie Chambram- Dernersesian Floyd Cheung Rhonda Cobham-Sander John Connolly Meg Coulson Joan Dayan Mary des...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
... by Teri Ellen Cross Davis, “Black Berries.” Drawing on the Black anti-colorism adage “the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice,” this poem’s narrator travels from the United States to Ireland and Kenya, “exploring the journey from wonderment to acceptance to love” of Black(er) and dark skin...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., pornography) and sex tourism. The "pimps up, ho's down" ethos of mainstream hip-hop cultural expression renders women exploitable, chattel sex labor, which shapes the nature of male-female relations outside the entertainment imaginary (Sharpley-Whiting 2007, 151). Journalist Elizabeth Mendez Berry exposed...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 September 2008
... as a profitable entity while simultaneously inculcating worldwide audiences with dominant ideologies of race, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality (Berry 2003). In this business, women's images are the commodities sold as well as the currency. Additionally, raced and gendered stereotypes of women prevail...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... into the power dynamics black women negotiated in defense of their economic rights. Historian Mary Frances Berry ( 2000 ) demonstrates that white judges’ paternalism led them to render verdicts in favor of black litigants when such an outcome did not threaten the supremacy of white men (83–86, 88–93, 193–94, 207...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2004
... agendas. As Berry states, "representations of the body-especially the female body- and the larger cultural meanings it assumes, are particularly striking sites for witnessing the performance of complex national dramas of crisis and change" (1995, 2). Albanian narratives that emphasized victimization...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., but documentation is there. For a sampling, see Jennings 1990; Clinton and Gillespie 1997; Baptist 2001; Spear 2009. Along with the work of the aforementioned scholars, see work presented at the conference "Sexuality and Slavery:Exposing the History ofEnslaved People in the Americas," convened by Daina Ramey Berry...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 September 2008
... when you rap about more than getting doe / I don't think that they feelin me though / That's what happens when you rap about more than usual {Verse2} Come kick it with the Queen / I like the finer things / Juices and berries for my locks, nourishment for my thoughts / To each its own they say, to you...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... criticism of these practices can be found in Berry, Wood, and Preusch 1984 . Though SAPs have changed since then, the debt of Caribbean nations has not been significantly reduced. 5 Perhaps this line becomes ill used when divorced from the rest of the sentence: “Only within that interdependency...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Fields filling with bitter sneezeweed Blacks said, “Let the boll weevil’s fill their bellies with the last cotton crop!” “Let the botflies lay their eggs in the backs of baby rabbits!” “Let the berries rot, their dogs starve, and the weeds grow thick!” For a while Untie the bloody man...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of the black woman playwright, Lorraine Hansberry. Hans berry's play A Raisinin the Sun, was the first play written by a black woman to be performed on Broadway. Her uncompromising words took America by storm in 1959. We had kept up and read about her amazing success byway of our national black publications...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
...)presentation (Fiske 1988; Lind 1996; Berry and Shelton 1999). Fiske defines relevance as the 238 MERIDIANS 8:1 point in the decoding process where "the viewer makes meanings and pleasures from television that are relevant to his or her social allegiances at the moment of viewing" (Fiske 1988, 251). In other...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2018
...-membering Ourselves: Confession as a Pathway to Conscientization" to explain the healing process of confession and conscientization. Erin L. Berry-McCrea invades the digital world to demonstrate how language can be therapeutic in "'To My Girls in Therapy, See Imma Tell You This fo Free Black Millennial...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
... laid down our burdens and moved on together. "We Can Impose Beauty on Our Future" On the porch on June 1, 2013, after chanting "black women are inherently valuable," poet participant Ai Elo mentioned that holding that mantra made her think about and believe more in Lorraine Hans berry's statement...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., Black boys. Boys like the Wilson brothers with high fades and narrow waists. Boys who were too damn fine for their own good. The darker the berry, they joked. OH BABY YOU! You got what I neeeed! But you say he just a friend . Any minute, one of them would call out to a bouncing lowrider. How did Geneva...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of the enslaved ever allowed in the garden too, so it was rarely heavily guarded. One day a field slave was caught trying to steal a piece of fruit from the garden, and the wife ordered the guards to cut both her hands off for everyone to see. Fermina snuck a few berries in her breasts the next morning and fed...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the Mississippi Delta .” Journal of Women’s History 21 , no. 3 : 84 – 107 . Bloom Lynn Z. 1991 . “ Coming of Age in the Segregated South: Autobiographies of Twentieth-Century Childhoods, Black and White. ” In Home Ground: Southern Autobiography , edited by Berry J. Bill , 110 – 22...
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