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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article examines the consolidation of love into a black feminist politics during second-wave feminism. By reading love-politics as both a practice of the self and a nonidentitarian strategy for constructing political communities, I argue that black feminism's love...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Anastasia Curwood Abstract Shirley Chisholm (1924–2005) conducted a long political career in the service of black feminist ideas. Her 1972 run for President is the most famous of her efforts, but she also served fourteen years in Congress (1969–1983), serving Brooklyn, New York. As a holder of...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 40–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Ashley N. Patterson; Arianna Howard; Valerie Kinloch Abstract The topic grounded in this essay was inspired by the interactions had and stories shared by an intergenerational group of Black women (including the three coauthors) who termed their regular meetings “the Black Women’s Gathering Place...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
... an expanded understanding of Black feminism and womanism, Black women can more fully engage in holistic health journeys. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 ...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Chinyere Okafor Abstract This paper aims to uplift a story by a queer Black woman activist residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Using various narrative analysis techniques, this paper also explores the tales told to understand how queer people in the Caribbean create a home of recognition and...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... asserts that “black-on-black love” is the centerpiece of her hip-hop feminism (Morgan 1995 , 152), Gwendolyn Pough argues that the labor of contemporary Black feminism should be articulating a “message of self-love” (Pough 2003 , 241), and bell hooks reminds us that “all the great movements for social...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2008
... relationship to hip-hop has been both a reflection of and influence upon understandings of race, gender, and sexuality for a generation of queer feminists of color. In this paper, I examine how her emergence and popularity mark an important political and ideological moment for queer Black women in the post...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2008
... find that knowledge production is a key mechanism through which economic or demographic processes are organized. Against such a mobilization of knowledge, this essay situates black feminism as a site of alternative futurity. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Conra D. Gist Abstract This article examines the ways in which black feminism—as a concept, an applied theory, and a safety net—functions as a critical social theory designed to assist students in understanding the multiple ways that black and brown women are marginalized through institutionalized...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Stephanie Troutman; Ileana Jiménez Abstract This coauthored article examines the ways in which teaching Black feminism in both high school and undergraduate contexts can inspire Black feminist activism in young Black women and girls. Using the work of bell hooks as a foundation for designing and...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... care, as well as a home and a place of dignity in the world's history to millions of Black/Afro-descendent women. We need to conspire to secure access to adequate care and treatment to Black/Afro-descendent women living with HIV, and to preserve the land of deracinated women. Black feminism and all...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Collective, and a holistic practice of black feminism as a collective visionary act. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 ...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 19–52.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Whitney A. Peoples Abstract This essay seeks to explore the sociopolitical objectives of hip-hop feminism, to address the generational ruptures that those very objectives reveal, and to explore the practical and theoretical qualities that second- and third-wave generations of black feminists have...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
...,” “Buts,” or “Howevers.” We are Feminists. Full stop. (AFF [2007] 2016 : 3) Combahee River Collective Statement Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists transnational feminisms Black feminism African feminism The 2017 National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) annual...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... specific demands of Black women. The concept of feminism was first appropriated on Brazilian soil by educated white middle-class women who, in the process, built a particular history in which poor and Black women found little room to express their needs. Black women have been developing a critique of this...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in its influence on the writing of contemporary scholars of the Black diaspora. Campt, Commander, and Sharpe amplify her claim of the importance of the enslaved past to understanding contemporary Black lives. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 African diaspora slavery Black feminism...
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Meridians (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 (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-Aina Sinmi . 2011 . “ Beyond an Epistemology of Bread, Butter, Culture and Power: Mapping the African Feminist Movement .” Nokoko 2 : 65 – 89 . Alexander Priscilla . 1997 . “ Feminism, Sex Workers and Human Rights .” In Whores and Other Feminists , edited by Nagle Jill , 83...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and the National Association of Colored Women. As Black women they recognized the necessity and importance of a transnational forum that would highlight the shared oppressions of racialized minority women, a focus that existing women’s organizations had...
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Meridians (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...