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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Laura Briggs Abstract Debt and imperialism have long been crucial questions for transnational feminism. This article attends particularly to recent and historical traditions of resistance in Puerto Rico and the wider Caribbean. It argues that part of the intellectual and political struggle has been...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 202–215.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Wangari Maathai; Amy Goodman Copyright © 2005 by Smith College 2005 Nobel PeaceLaureateWangariMaathai on the Environment,the Warin Iraq, Debt, andWomen'sEquality InterviewwithAmyGoodmanof DemocracNyow!TuesdayM, arch8th,2005 httpwww.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=o5/o3/o8/1444212 Today...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 174–182.
Published: 01 April 2021
... they disproportionately impacted the lives of women. The AAPSO wanted to do this through a series of workshops focusing on the status of women in apartheid South Africa, the destabilization of women and children in Africa and Asia, the burden of debt in developing countries, and the subversive role of transnational...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 244–246.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Road that my family was removed from, and already by the way I inhabited my body, I showed that I didn’t belong there. I was No Name. Now I can walk up to the shop assistant and hand her what I desire and pay for it, go into debt for it, and know that this is mine, this is me. I am not generic...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the “systemic, interdependent relationship between heterosexual capital and gay capital.” 3 Stephanie Black’s documentary Life + Debt ( 2001 ) provides a detailed introduction to the debt mechanisms impoverishing the Caribbean region beginning with independence for many nations in the 1960s...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 393–415.
Published: 01 March 2018
... mouth fora family of three, and as much as $18 or $20 for a family of nine.) Deduction is also made of any other debt -perhaps an extra cash loan, with interest, which may legally be charged In Mississippi at 20%, but may with impunity be even 101%; for the owner alone has records of these transactions...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... a considerable debt to Melissa Milewski, whose exhaustively researched study of appellate civil cases involving black litigants in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia is foundational to my analysis. Poor African American women’s legal triumphs over...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in 2002, the year that Baartman's remains were repatriated from France to South Africa for interment there, 10 and also in its author's acknowledgments, which end with the words: "Forgive the African debt, forgive the African debt, forgive the African debt" (Chase-Riboud 2003, 320).The social movement...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., and Soph, tearing the family apart forever. 1847-1849:Harriet Tubman hires herself out to Dr. Anthony C. Thompson, Anthony Thompson's son, in nearby Caroline County, Maryland. 1849: Edward Brodess dies in March, leaving his widow Eliza burdened with debt and six of their eight children dependent upon her...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... visit to the island, he made the United States’ callous disregard for Puerto Rican lives viscerally clear (Watson 2017 ). The long fetch of this disregard is the subject of Laura Briggs’s Counterpoint, “Debates in the Field: Debt and Transnational Feminist Analysis.” In this piece, Briggs offers...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 58–81.
Published: 01 September 2005
... cinema. The story of the strength and courage of a peasant woman to overcome debt bondage in a classic postindependence film such as Mehboob's MotherIndia (1957) served as an allegory for the heroic effort of the Indian nation to achieve self-sufficiency through modernization. The 1970s and 1980s...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 68–80.
Published: 01 March 2004
... to expose a few underlying assumptions. Modernism's large debt to the notion of the "primitive," used as critical ground for what became a marker of cultural development-makes it epistemologically problematic, if not impossible, for me to legitimately engage with abstraction in painting, since I am...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 172–200.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the livelihoods of those in the sex industry. Prostituted women actually get KEYNOTE CONVERSATION TRAFFICKING SEX 197 deeper and deeper into debt bondage; they're not earning more in prostitution. Prostitution is not an occupation [in which] you earn more if you grow older; you earn less. Finally...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): ix–xv.
Published: 01 September 2000
... the political? How might reflection and narration serve to reconfigure consciousness? How might political engagement transform subjectivity and provoke a confrontation with hegemonic languages? Here, poet and novelist Meena Alexander narrates her formation as a writer to include an unacknowledged debt...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that can transform everything from international regimes of debt and austerity, to the macro and micro politics of social reproduction. Radical transnational feminism can demonstrate the impact of globalization and the scope of racial capitalism. A radical transnational feminist framework allows...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 201–207.
Published: 01 March 2014
... foreign policy has and still does enable global conditions that perpetuate the uneven impact of violence and suffering? To think about US foreign policy also as domestic policy (and vice versa)? To forgive third-world debt? To think about human betterment or strategize ways to address dispossession...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
...    “For all who draw the sword will die by the sword” Black on white say goodnight It could have been any black man in the county. He picked a fight It was a large plantation worked by men who could not pay their debts Magnolias, gardenias, tea roses, monkey grass, and lilies Hired by a man...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the country has faced this year as cyclical, or simply coincidental? Do we owe some psychic debt for which we are paying? Does the world owe us one?” (Danticat and Trouillot 2005 ). Danticat’s questions here recall the rhetoric put forward by conservative evangelical preachers in the United States...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
...," or "sacrifice" on the part of the women who died in these tragedies. 2 Although Baldwin specifies a debt to Butalia's oral history in the novel's acknowledgments, it would be a mistake, I think, to take the novel as merely derivative in its exploration of gendered violence and memory. As I hope to show...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 204–228.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., dancers fuse street, hip-hop, and urban dance styles to hip-hop, funk, house, and disco rhythms. 21 These competitions proliferated at the time of peak debt crisis in Greece as a result of the popularization and commercialization of hip-hop dance styles during the 2000s, and sparked debates around...
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