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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 250–277.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Judith A. Byfield JUDITH A. BYFIELD Taxation,Women, and the Colonial State EgbaWomen'Ts axRevolt Introduction In his moving memoir, Ake:TheYearsofChildhoodW, ole Soyinka provides a dramatic account of a women's tax revolt in his hometown, Abeokuta. This revolt, which he called "the Great Upheaval...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... hawker project was early twentieth-century Lagos during a time of entrenched British colonial rule, while the twenty-first-century #BringBackOurGirls campaign took form on the internet during a time of globalized neoliberalism and Islamophobia. Girls faced real and pressing dangers in both contexts...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... These two distinct histories will demonstrate the importance of a discourse on resistance on the border and contribute to mapping the dynamic intersections of sex and gender. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 LILY MARTINEZ Post-Colonial Consciousness and the Erotic in Iracema: Uma Transa Amazonica...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 265–292.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Raquel Wright-Mair; Milagros Castillo-Montoya Abstract It is already known that one of the ways in which colonialism operates and exerts harm is by dehumanizing Black, Indigenous, and other racially minoritized populations. Less attention has been paid, however, to the ways in which...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Maile Arvin Abstract How can we enact meaningful forms of solidarity across Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities? This essay, which focuses specifically on the context of settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi, examines existing or potential alliances between Indigenous feminisms and transnational...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Marie Cruz Soto Abstract This article delves into the history of medical institutions, birthing practices, and reproductive rights in Vieques. The exploration exposes contradictions at the heart of Puerto Rico’s colonial modernity. Around the middle of the twentieth century, Puerto Ricans were...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 73–103.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the novel's complex and contradictory relationship to colonial and neocolonial discourses. In [Meridians:feminismr,acet,ransnationalism2006, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 73-103] ©2006 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 73 this novel, the language of natural history produces a normative structure but necessarily...
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Published: 01 October 2021
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and perpetuate a tradition of colonial literature that establishes Martinican women of color, like the island itself, as both sexually available to the colonizer and resigned to exploitation and abandonment. Through an analysis of two French West Indian women writers—Mayotte Capécia and Suzanne Césaire, both...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... be located within the history of British colonialism and its intersections with white, Western, imperial patriarchy. This article does so by explicating the intersections of gender, race, and class in the post-1945 double-inscription of metropole and colony in British liberalizing social reform and national...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... exploitative colonial economy. Jamaica Kincaid’s essays in A Small Place dramatize the competing narratives of vacation as happiness object and misery-causing activities within the framework of the structure of terror. Many critics read differences of race and class developed through figures of the tourist...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of modern African thought and many of the themes, modes, and techniques found in African literature today. Moreover, through their preoccupation with nationhood, race consciousness, and African cultural integrity, they announced Ghana’s intellectual independence decades before the end of colonial rule...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Anene Ejikeme Abstract This essay argues that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story “Headstrong Historian” offers a woman’s perspective on the Igbo encounter with European colonialism, a history made famous by Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart who told the story from a male perspective...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and tradition appears to take the discussion into a pre-colonial past as in many of Wole Soyinka’s plays. My reading of Onwueme’s play claims that the past is not an idealized space and time but rather a strategy used by the dramatist to comment on postcolonial realities and polities. As an arrangement...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in speculative texts. The author posits a lineage of negative aesthetics in the Dominican literary tradition, which we can trace back to the work of the Dominican pessimist writers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While the writers articulating this outlook were invested in colonial...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Neo Sinoxolo Musangi Abstract Recent activist and academic work regarding same-gender marriage and relationships has brought to the fore supposed precolonial archives that seem to suggest that something we might call homophobia is as colonial in Africa as is the notion of the nation-state. While...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to address three main subjects: the presence of racism in Puerto Rico and its connections to colonialism, a proposal to subvert patriarchal forms that dictate relationships between women, and an invitation to embrace our Afro-Caribbean identity as a manifestation of cultural resistance. Copyright © 2018...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 271–290.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... The author argues that Islamophobia should be traced back to colonial modernity, its regimes of othering, and its perception of Islam as Mohammedanism that conceals its nature as a fetishistic, primitive, barbaric, patriarchal, and irrational set of beliefs. To illustrate anti-Muslim racism, the author...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 334–349.
Published: 01 October 2022
... to the world of the book’s reader. Lashed to a language that promises our undoing, the reader—like the women in the novel—confronts the originary violences of patriarchy, settler colonialism, and slavery that define the newness of the “New World.” One such vignette of mother-daughter lashing occurs...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 397–412.
Published: 01 October 2022
... to theorize how and why her mother’s life trajectory was shaped by her strife to have a dignified death, in other words, to be able to die in Palestine. To illuminate the significance of her mother’s approach to death and its relationship to being Palestinian, being refugee, and living under colonial war...