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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Patricia de Santana Pinho Abstract This article examines representations of domestic workers in Brazilian “common sense,” in the Gramscian use of the term. It argues that the dominant trope of maids' bodies as “dirty,” and yet the “most suitable” to carry out the job of cleaning, is produced...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Eastern Europe and/or are men of color. The issue of sex trafficking is portrayed simplistically, in black and white terms, with a clear bad guy, innocent victim, and savior. Often these films focus on the extreme, and least common, form of trafficking: a minor being abducted off the street...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... critically and commercially successful female Caribbean writer). For example, the common approach to examining Morrison's groundbreaking novel The Bluest Eye (1970) is to foreground its national significance, or, less frequently, to apply its discourses quite generally and loosely to other cultural contexts...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of technology, but also of the physical transnational flows of Afro-descendant women and their ideas at conferences, meeting one another, and finding common ground through political activism and poetry. Most significant is the meaning women attach to the poem and the places where it is interpreted, recited...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Y. Morrison Abstract This essay describes the common concerns about the social reproduction of race found in the works of pioneering Afro-Latin American writers Maria de Fermina Reis, Irma Pedroso, Carolina Maria de Jesus and Daisy Rubiera Castillo. Each was the first African-descended woman...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 28–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... women's commonalities or sustain attention to women's differences, I contend that the kinds of problematic attachments illustrated in the novel undermine feminism as well when exuberant and sentimental fantasies about difference-defeating “sisterhood” obfuscate the recognition of other, separate subjects...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of carceral common sense. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 LENA PALACIOS ChallengingConvictions: Indigenousand BlackRace-Radical FeministsTheorizingthe Carceral StateandAbolitionistPraxisin the UnitedStatesand Canada Abstract Thisessay,withaccompanyin.lgessonplan,explorehs owrace-radicawl omenofcolor...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
... are inherently and primarily pedagogical, the lesson plan explores the ways we learn, teach, and organize in a manner that teaches against the grain of carceral common sense. This lesson plan outline can be adapted for an upper-division undergraduate course or community-based course, as there are many systemic...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 205–210.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Ayanah Moor Abstract Images of women surrounding male rap stars in music videos are as common as the jewel-encrusted subject matter of today's rap lyrics. Females are seen in packs hovering around male rap stars, playing the part of enthusiastic cheerleader or die-hard groupie. Rap music videos...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 19–52.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in common. Ultimately, the goal of this essay is to clearly understand the sociopolitical platform of hip-hop feminists and how that platform both impacts and figures into the history and future of black American feminist thought. WHITNEY A. PEOPLES "UnderConstruction" IdentifyinnFoundationosfHip-Hop...
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Published: 01 April 2019
in cruelly intimate relationships. She urged white women to shed the trappings of race and class privilege and join black women in common cause. Published by American Women for Peace, July 1951. (See Supplement 15 [7 pp.].) Figure 48. “A Black Woman Speaks . . . ,” the 1951 poem in which the Mississippi More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... who have anything in common with Maritza. She held sensationalized expectations that the brothel and its women would be “like a novela ” (soap opera), describing the prostitutes as foreign and exciting specimens to be encountered or studied. Maritza’s comments about education also reveal how she...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 September 2005
... all peoples, Cooper strove to find common ground between African Americans and variously oppressed groups such as Asians and Native Americans. Attacking power structures, which sought to divide and antagonize these populations, Cooper laid the groundwork for coalitions, so that diverse groups might...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 166–176.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... The sterilization of a woman, on the other hand, is admittedly major surgery. This surgical operation (salpingectomy) 2 must be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. This method of"birth control" is a common procedure in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has long been used by the colonialist exploiter...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 September 2008
... coincide as one mind / Bear witness, one respect, one culture, one way of thinking, one vision, making the one decision, the one way ofliving / Common destiny amongst all / One understanding amongst me and my woman so that we can't fall / And keep moving forward based on actual fact/ Yesyall my beautiful...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 93–102.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... LR:Youwere in Boston a few months ago, on March 29, to give the keynote address at the New England Women's Studies Conference, shortly after the United States began its invasion oflraq and while a large anti-war rally was taking place directly across the street on the Common. Addressing feminist citizenship...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... it as a practice rather than an essential commonality, emphasizing the political work it entails. She declares: I define solidarity in the terms of mutuality, accountability, and the recognition of common interests as the basis for relationships among diverse communities. Rather than assuming an enforced...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that the two of you have a lot in common? FS : Difficult to say. Maybe intellectually. Fatima Mernissi belonged to a wealthy family and was what I may term an “urban” feminist, whereas I see myself as starting from zero socially speaking. I have a rural background, and I could access education only...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... FEMINISM ON CAPITOL HILL 205 multiple movements on the left and between social movements and the state opens up our understanding of late twentieth-century politics. Indeed, one commonality among the very heterogeneous black feminists who were her contemporaries was their capacity for what Belinda Robnett...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 202–208.
Published: 01 April 2020
... . Stephan Rita . 2014 . “ Four Waves of Lebanese Feminism .” E-International Relations . https://www.e-ir.info/2014/11/07/four-waves-of-lebanese-feminism/ . Traboulsi Fawwaz . 2012 . A History of Modern Lebanon . London : Pluto Press . Weber Charlotte . 2003 . “ Making Common...
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