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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 263–294.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Esther Oluwashina Ajayi-Lowo Abstract In the quest to create global maternal health care protocols, African Indigenous birthing epistemologies are often overlooked in research, policy, and advocacy aiming to improve maternal health and reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR). The global maternal...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2024
... epistemologies, including those in the South spatially marked as the North, this special issue also refuses temporal markings, “the eclipsing of post-colonialism . . . and a setting up of decolonial feminism as always already better in time ” (Ramamurthy and Tambe 2017 : 504). Our issue underscores how...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., the fugitivity of a morning when two young girls buried a baby served not as the advent of a transformational epistemological moment but rather introduced the beginning of many disappearances my mother would intimately encounter in her migration toward the West. 1971. Karachi (then, West) Pakistan. Eight...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and lovers of all things Black Feminist and Womanist, sat down at the National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference in Montreal and strategized. We reimagined a way of life for the health of Black girls and women. We explored philosophies of science, considered ontologies and epistemologies...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2023
... of Politics 15 , no. 1 : 1 – 19 . Harding Sandra . 1993 . “ Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology: ‘What Is Strong Objectivity’? ” In Feminist Epistemologies , edited by Alcoff Linda and Potter Elizabeth , 49 – 82 . New York : Routledge . Hart Benjamin , and Danner...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 184–213.
Published: 01 September 2018
... South(s)-focused epistemologies. This article is penned from the clearly proven premise that the time has come for IR to come of age, to become a truly international discipline, in which "Western," "white," "cisgender," and "heteronormative" should no longer be the prerequisites to receive...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 68–80.
Published: 01 March 2004
... to expose a few underlying assumptions. Modernism's large debt to the notion of the "primitive," used as critical ground for what became a marker of cultural development-makes it epistemologically problematic, if not impossible, for me to legitimately engage with abstraction in painting, since I am...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
... organization and her father’s experiences growing up in Harlem to better understand what it means to strategically navigate sites of inclusion and exclusion. This reflection is written in the spirit of testimonio in an effort to honor and extend Latina feminist epistemologies and contribute to scholarship...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 April 2024
... of organized violence against forms of narrativity that are not Western. It’s settler epistemology all the way down. This does not mean we’ve been epistemically colonized and there is nothing left of our cultures (the colonial dream of trauma). It does mean there are great epistemic labors and untallied...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., in 1972, between a young Muslim girl in socialist Bulgaria and African American feminist Angela Davis. This encounter is linked to postsocialist Romani feminisms explicitly rooted in African American women's epistemologies of intersectionality to confront racism and anti-Gypsyism in the European Union...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to scratch the surface of the religious and epistemological meanings inherent in the poet's work-meanings that have deep affinities with womanist wisdom. Using a framework informed by Walker's womanism, African American literary studies, and the history of Afro-Atlantic religions, this essay explores...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 297–322.
Published: 01 October 2023
... , August 23 . https://theprint.in/opinion/oprah-winfrey-wilkerson-caste-100-us-ceos-indians-wont-talk-about-it/487143 . Mills Charles . 2007 . “ White Ignorance .” In Race and the Epistemologies of Ignorance , edited by Sullivan Shannon and Tuana Nancy , 13 – 38 . Albany...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., mestiza, and white selves, for whom belonging is so fleeting, partial, and incomplete? Chicana theorists have taken these questions seriously in their efforts to map and untangle the baggage that binds and the tools that empower, birthed by our colonial inheritance. The figure ofLa Vendida-also known...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that “slavery, and resistance to it, were the defining moments of the birth of black women’s oppositional consciousness” (Hine 1993 , 343). Tubman’s role in this history is also, in part, what Barbara Smith sought to underscore when explaining how the naming of the Combahee River Collective was a conscious...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 307–316.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., and histories of loss (as well as lost histories) are among the ways that mourning constantly intrudes as well as inspires scholarly and artistic productions. Following Morrison, Lorde, bell hooks, and other critical feminist scholars, it is a means of disrupting dominant epistemologies, while centering...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to multiple forms of oppression. For instance, to underscore Tubman's position in the history of black feminist consciousness, Darlene Clark Hine argues that "slavery, and resistance to it, were the defining moments of the birth of black women's oppositional consciousness" (Hine 1993, 343). Tubman's role...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... memory. Sections one and two, which are about equal in length, detail Invisible Man's emergence from the glass uterus of the paint-factory hospital into the birth canal of the hospital corridors; section three, significantly shorter than either of the others, traces the hero's trek to Mary's house after...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 480–505.
Published: 01 October 2022
... lecture circuit. However, he forsakes her after she births their son George. Thereafter, she sells her signature hair serum to provide for George and herself. Our Nig has three appended and pseudonymously autographed letters that corroborate the author-protagonist’s identity and narrative...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Robert J. Patterson Abstract This article examines the official Black Lives Matter Movement (the Black Lives Matter Global Network) as a point of departure to argue that Black Lives Matter (BLM) in general expands our epistemological framework for thinking about black freedom movements, black...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
... by constructing a dual status of representation of the surviving comfort woman. Keller's fictionalized narration of the comfort women issue, as Chuh (Chuh 2003, 9) cautions us, is a literary/epistemological appropriation of the general comfort women debate that differs from the representation of the people who...