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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., constituted the survival of black theory and a logic of care. This is an exercise in how else one could choose to arrive at blackness and queerness and feminism by way of narration. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 memory care feminism woman-to-woman marriage narrative “How are you called?” Nĩtawa...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... because “fluid and changing boundaries often distinguish biological mothers from other women who care for children,” there is a general recognition within black communities that “vesting one person with full responsibility for mothering a child may not be wise or possible.” Othermothers, that is, (black...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., sought reproductive health care, and asserted sexual autonomy. This essay offers an overview of one chapter in this centuries-long and ongoing story of resilience and resistance. We pick up the narrative in the 1910s, as black women were becoming involved in the campaign to access and legalize...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... be subject to police violence, incarceration, poor education and health care access, and shorter life expectancies. Hartman’s extraordinary work carries its own aftereffects in its influence on the writing of contemporary scholars of the Black diaspora. While Campt, Commander, and Sharpe reference...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... panel faced serious criticism. Some aspects of the critique were merited, such as our not taking care to sufficiently ensure that our invitation to feminist scholars did not come across as a hunger to draw feminist students from the continent to North American universities, and appearing to think that...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Altagracia Jean Joseph; Michelle Joffroy Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard my mother say that we women are responsible for the home, for the children and, above all, for the care of husbands. And for as long as I can recall, outside my home, in my...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... soothing songs, massaged her body with a cooling balm, slowly braided her long, black hair, and with love born out of fear, caressed what was left of her heart. My mother couldn’t break the silence, but she could care for the small pained body. She had learned early in her marriage that for her husband’s...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to live up to the traditional expectations of mother-child relations. Julio visits Enriqueta and asks her to watch over their mother when he’s gone. She tells him that she cannot because her husband would object to her leaving to care for her family. Dressed in a bright, flower-printed dress and...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... interpersonal interaction. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 African American gender performance social behavior violation Black hair is always drawing attention to itself. It has been celebrated and imitated, revered and reviled. Whether it is the impetus for supermarket chit-chats about hair care...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... aesthetic and material reality of my existence, is what I understand as being at “the cutting edge,” consciously positioned in the shift as it occurs around one and within oneself. 1 Over the years I have learned to read the signal to stop and take a careful, curious look inside my feminist self, to...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
...” would care little more about this genocidal crisis than it does about other ongoing conflicts fought over access to oil. 3 In addition to causing some 10,000 deaths directly, four years of unrelenting US-backed war has destroyed an already weak water and sewage infrastructure system, which in turn...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 8–13.
Published: 01 April 2019
... you sleep? down here. at the bottom of everything. 2 sleep? what about sleep? do you think children care if you sleep? and their father? maybe it was to respect his wife’s sleep that he stayed the nights he stayed. maybe it was to get some sleep away from that house. i didn’t ask. yes. i slept like...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... forgot it, even in Mem’s arms. He prayed for help, for a caring President, for a listening Jesus. He prayed for a decent job in Mem’s arms. But like all prayers sent up from there, it turned into another mouth to feed, another body to enslave to pay his debts. He felt himself destined to become no more...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... vehemently rejected the notion of a universal textbook definition of feminism. Jolly maintained, “We should not all have the same definition of feminism. No, no, no, no, no. The way they understand feminism it is their own. Let them change or let them not change, we don’t care. But let them allow us to think...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Go To Bed. You woke whenever you wanted to, and were lured through your nose from the blankets to the bacon and the glucose syrup and fructose juice, and you ate it at the table while Pa gave Ma her daily shots of insulin in the bedroom, Ma moaning, “Aye Willie be CAREFUL,” and him again with the...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... were often pushed to confine their growth and labors to care and community work through the twin pressures of white dominance and Black patriarchy (Perkins 1997 ). When she was recruited to become Howard’s first dean of women in 1922, Slowe herself embodied much of the personal growth and social...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... for this dead girl. Nothing but bitterness, for she had cared little about him, turning her back on him when he was just seven months old” (Condé 1998 , 133). His father, Justin, expresses a similar sentiment toward his own deceased mother: “All those I loved abandoned me. . . . First maman” (44...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the horrors or that of the exotic.” 2 Vitale’s original photo is a full-color portrait of a girl looking out of a window frame. Her extensions are growing out and she wears bangles on both arms—a sure sign of care or leisure or conspicuous consumption that would be recognized by young girls around...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... when men traveled for battle or for trading, taking up key responsibilities that bolstered their social and political control within the home and their communities (Morris 2013 ). Women also governed their family’s tents—making, repairing, and moving them—and took care of their family’s animals and...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... describes the layers of clothing he wears to accomplish a “careful staging” of gender performance (18). A queer archival practice may allow him to pass through a destructive legacy of abusive relationships and historical oppression. The idea of “grounding” oneself is presented in the novel as a potential...