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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ranjoo Seodu Herr Abstract Third World and transnational feminisms have emerged in opposition to white second-wave feminists' single-pronged analyses of gender oppression that elided Third World women's multiple and complex oppressions in their various social locations. Consequently...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 57–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
... context of feminist activism in Pakistan may help move the analysis of Pakistani-and other Muslimfeminist discourses beyond notions of either an essentialist, global feminism modeled on the first world or false consciousness about the colonial origins of modern political concepts that needs the corrective...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 163–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... It is February 20, 2006. My name is Loretta Ross. I'm with the Voices of Feminism project of Smith College, the Sophia Smith Collection. I am in Oakland, California, interviewing Peggy Saika with Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and we're here to do her oral history. How are you feeling? SAIKA...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article examines the consolidation of love into a black feminist politics during second-wave feminism. By reading love-politics as both a practice of the self and a nonidentitarian strategy for constructing political communities, I argue that black feminism's love...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and controversy. This essay uses Chisholm's writings and speeches, as well as government documents, newspaper archives, and interviews to demonstrate Chisholm's dual engagement with the antiracist and antifeminist movements of her time within the context of legislative politics. ANASTASIA CURWOOD Black Feminism...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 189–203.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 Voices of Feminism: Linda Burnham Linda Burnham, activist, writer, and organizational consultant is presently Senior Advisor to the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). The Alliance, which works to ameliorate labor conditions and create protections...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 40–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of Black women in a large Midwestern city. Formed during the summer of 2014 in response to what we as the founders of the group saw as a personal, professional, social, spiritual, and otherwise holistic need, the group is a safe place for the women who AsHLEY PATTERSON, ET AL. BLACK FEMINISM AND CRITICAL...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in the struggle for gender and sexual liberation, thus strengthening solidarity across social justice movements. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 sex work African feminisms activism solidarity In 2013 a group of twelve sex workers in Cape Town, both cis and transgender women, established...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
... canon memory knowledge African feminism Let me begin with my many beginnings. For the three codirectors and series editors of the four volumes of Women Writing Africa , the primary motivation for our two-decade project was our recognition that there was a story to be told that was not being...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2000
... COUNTERPOINTS ArnaAtaAidoo, EdnaAcosta-Belen, AmritaBasu,MaryseConde,Nell Painter, andNawalEl Saadawispeakon feminism, race,and transnationalism In thesummerof 1999, membersof theMERIDIANeSditorialgroupinterviewed jivefeministactivists,academicasndwriterswhoserveon ourfoundingadvisory...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 September 2004
... are threatened once again by a reemergence of uncompromising nationalist movements in which feminisms are dismissed as bourgeois, in which queer voices are scoffed at as a white thing, in which anyone who does not sustain the 'family values' of modernist, patriarchal nationalism is not tolerated and is often...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
... an expanded understanding of Black feminism and womanism, Black women can more fully engage in holistic health journeys. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 SHAWN ARANGO RICKS Normalized Chaos: Black Feminism, Womanism, and the (Re)definition ofTrauma and Healing Abstract This paper will discuss how...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and their health. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 CHINYERE OKAFOR Black Feminism Embodiment: A Theoretical Geography of Home, Healing, and Activism Abstract This paper aims to uplift a story by a queer Black woman activist residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Using various narrative analysis techniques...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to formulate their own manifesto and ultimately adopt the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists, which was first published in 2007 simultaneously in English and French. This paper reviews both statements and acknowledges their critical contributions to the evolution of Transnational Feminisms...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... advocating the emergence of a “politics of love” by highlighting Black feminism’s long labor of love-politics. Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, for example, bemoan a culturally narrow view of love, and advocate the dawning of a political era marked by public love. They argue, “The modern concept of love...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Nonetheless, although the organization itself faded away, the ideological principles on which it was founded acted as a “transition site between nineteenth-century strategies of racial uplift and newer global race consciousness ideas, [and] was an antecedent to the women of color feminism that would emerge...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . 1999 . The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History . Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press . Pérez Laura Elisa . 1999 . “ El desorden, Nationalism, and Chicana/o Aesthetics. ” In Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms, and the State...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Amina Jamal Abstract In many Muslim-majority societies, including Pakistan, liberal progressive subjects who espouse feminism and gender equality do so through the language of universal human rights and political secularism. This brings them into conflict not only with anti-secular rightwing...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Kathleen Banks Nutter; Linda Chavez-Thompson Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 KATHLEEN BANKS NUTTER AND LINDA CHAVEZ-THOMPSON Excerptsfrom the Voices of Feminism OralHistory ProjectInterviewwith LindaChavez-Thompson A NoteontheProject: TheVoiceos fFeminismOralHistoryProject,basedat...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 19–52.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Whitney A. Peoples Abstract This essay seeks to explore the sociopolitical objectives of hip-hop feminism, to address the generational ruptures that those very objectives reveal, and to explore the practical and theoretical qualities that second- and third-wave generations of black feminists have...