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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Tracey Jean Boisseau Abstract This essay offers a close reading of Anne Moody’s widely read but under-theorized memoir of the civil rights movement, Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968). This essay’s focus mirrors a main focus in Moody’s narrative: her relationship with her mother. Much of the body...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 358–371.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... bullying self-esteem Asian American coming of age body consciousness Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 ...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... struggle with some patriarchal institution or sociocultural force, I find myself at a conjuncture in my feminist consciousness and lived reality. I realize that I am in a new place in my creative imagination and social circumstances. This sense of consciousness, of having been part of the change...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of an oppositional consciousness, through a critique of the art history canon as it has operated through the exclusions of brown and black bodies. And in another famous example, Chicana activist, performer, and artist Judith F. Baca produced Las tres Marías in 1976, which includes two colored pencil images...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Pearl . 1993 . Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot . New York : Ballantine . Collins Patricia Hill . 2000 . Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment . New York : Routledge . Collins Patricia Hill . 2002 . Black Sexual...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... out to me, animating me, making me present in your past, making me present in your consciousness. Even though I was not born yet, I am there inside your experience. I remember these things happening to you.” —Suji Kwock Kim, Notes from the Divided Country Published by Tanam Press in 1982...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... affirming, black families, empathy, and black women—animate the political, social, cultural, and economic issues that BLM undertakes. These principles also shape BLM’s organizational structure, mobilization strategies, and freedom dreams. 3 #BlackLivesMatter self-consciously calls attention to itself...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 244–246.
Published: 01 April 2019
... were generic, interchangeable. “No name” was clear on our bodies. To not matter at the level of skin was the law, but to not matter at the level of what we wore and ate—that cut deeper than law. Now, after all those decades of discipline, something is loosening, being overwritten by the body...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., political, economic, and social well-being of women and girls, and will be achieved when women and girls have the economic, social and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our bodies, sexuality and reproduction for ourselves, our families and our communities in all areas of our...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
...%B0%E0%A6%93-%E0%A6%AA%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%AA%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%B0-%E0%A6%AB%E0%A6%B8%E0%A6%B2-%E0%A6%A8%E0%A6%BE%E2%80%99%3E . McWilliams S. E. 2009 . “ Intervening in Trauma: Bodies, Violence, and Interpretive Possibilities in Vyvyane Loh’s Breaking the Tongue .” Tulsa Studies in Women’s...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... As an iconic figure of U.S. history, and specifically of Black women’s history, Harriet Tubman is deservedly remembered for her sustained resistance to multiple forms of oppression. For instance, to underscore Tubman’s position in the history of Black feminist consciousness, Darlene Clark Hine argues...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... bodies and experiences. In particular, the film Iracema: Uma Transa Amazônica and the historical novel Caballero will be examined. Besides their evident differences, an analogy can be constructed to show the similarities between the Amazon in the 1970s and the Mexican experience in Texas in the 1800s...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 8–13.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and coral all through here. if i slept. i slept like a mother of nine. you’ve started to know what this feels like. all the parts of you, outside your body but close. and the listening that doesn’t stop. and the rudeness of their own ups and downs. and the impossibility of turning it off. so yes. sometimes...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
...: that the ideal college woman is a woman whose body is strong and vigorous, whose mind is keen and alert, whose heart is trained” (“The Second Annual” 1923 , 148). For the fifteen years of Slowe’s tenure and extending three decades after her death in 1937, the women’s dinner maintained an iconic...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in Native communities (appropriations of land, language, spirituality, even human bodies) dictate that respect be shown to people’s own self-designations. I can and do, however, explore how multiple forms of feminist ideologies may be viewed as variously applicable or inaccurate in understanding indigenous...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... control. Women, in turn, face added trauma resulting from the masculinized enforcement of these states of abjection through sexualized violence in the form of rape, torture, intimidation, and other militarized violations (Hazarika and Gill 2011: 14). As weaponized bodies of war and conflict, women...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and with water. In the father’s world, however, loss of virginity is a “breaking” that sentences the speaker to a life of shame within a “bitter body.” After a lifetime of nearly drowning in this legacy, the speaker maps a return to her body and a self that “enters again each knot and hollow” of her being...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Consciousness Month. We are marching: to end Black women’s femicide, to create visibility, and to guarantee our lives; for the investigation of all cases of domestic violence and homicides against Black women with prosecution of guilty parties; to end racist and sexist representations produced...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... diasporic forms of history. From these strategies the memoir invokes a feminist interpretation of Chinese diasporic history that emphasizes new configurations of time, space, and bodies in the production of memories for the historical archive. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 illustrated memoirs...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
... possibilities for world making. Cherríe Moraga names this a “theory in the flesh”—a theory rooted in embodied knowledge. In Moraga’s preface to the fourth edition of This Bridge Called My Back ( 2015 ), she notes, “The body—that site which houses the intuitive, the unspoken, the viscera of our being...
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