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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to analyze the role of gender politics in the liberation struggle narrative. While the coup gained the endorsement of ordinary citizens, it is also true that the military intervention was not motivated by the need to find solutions to the twin economic and political crises. Grace Mugabe had succeeded...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., ways of coping, and feelings regarding empowerment for a group of seven women between the ages of forty and forty-nine. Findings were similar to previous research on Asian Indian women and revealed negative experiences with gender inequality, domestic violence, spousal alcohol abuse, and increased role...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of water and other visual cues within Lemonade, I find that Beyoncé advocates for transformed social relations which blossom from healthier modes of relating to oneself and others, an endeavor that has material value in the #BlackLivesMatter era. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 black women...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... The challenge is to find new sources of creative imaginaries and resistance that will lead to the unfolding of discourses, practices, and ways of living that offer an alternative to neoliberal capitalism. From the experience of sustaining oneself through ecological balance, a respectful interaction with nature...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to construct their own dynamic and multidimensional representations in ways that find parallels within African feminisms. In this study, more than three hundred songs produced by women hip hop artists were surveyed. The study revealed diverse expressions of feminist identities, implicit and explicit rejections...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 286–294.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., 2007; Hill-Collins, 2007; McLane-Davison, 2016). Being “at the table,” where decisions were made, was both necessary and obligatory for addressing the inequities of resources and health outcomes. The findings of this phenomenological study revealed the characteristics of Black feminist leadership...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Paula J. Giddings Abstract In 1930, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was surprised and disappointed to find that, despite her pioneering role as an anti-lynching activist and a founder of the NAACP, her name was not included in a contemporary Black history text by Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Negro...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of oppression of the female body. This language of the body does not rely on essentialist parameters of “race” or of women's “nature.” On the contrary, by depicting rape as universal, non-culture–specific issue, Keller's novel sketches a mother–daughter relationship where the daughter finds a way to identify...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
... music videos, and the music video set as a site of gender exploitation. Findings suggest a concern over artistic freedom of expression and the mechanical production of the “booty video” formula that saturates music video programming and is a template for rap videos. Participants agreed...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... This paper examines these two questions—the economic and the epistemic—in relation to each other, by examining the university's management of racialized bodies as a function of its management of racialized knowledge. Indeed, if we take the university as an exemplary institution of global capital, we find...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 32–53.
Published: 01 September 2010
... gendered characters find solace and exercise their agency. By extension, I claim that it is the very ethnic and class privilege of these East Asian queer subjects that provides them with the means of mitigating their sexual difference. Copyright © 2010 by Smith College 2010 ...
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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): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. We embrace previous contributions made in the Americas and develop new venues for Black feminist mobilization and research. We find that an Afrodiasporic Feminist Conspiracy that impacts the production of knowledge, the creation of public policies...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 186–203.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Cheryl Toman Abstract In 1978, Cameroonian author and playwright Werewere Liking moved to Abidjan, Côte-d'lvoire where she was able to find an artistic freedom and energy that was not possible at the time in her native Cameroon. In Abidjan, she created the artistic center and residence known...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... These approaches appeal to her because they allow her to transcend the bounds of her physical body, but she soon finds these experiences limiting in other ways. Intervening in discourses about the liberating potentials of cyber- and Buddhist feminisms, Ozeki's novel explores how experiences of disembodiment...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
... landscape are best viewed via the standpoint of constructivism, where individuals make meaning and come to knowledge of the world through their public and private communicative practices (Hancock 2015). The author shares findings from six ethnographic interviews carried out through a pilot study with Black...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ) is to have a space where Black women can find healing in others’ moments of clarity about self-love, self-care, mental health, and well-being. Inspired by bell hooks’s discourse on the gaze and rooted in community psychological research with a Womanist approach, the S.O.S. Project builds upon intrinsic...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 8–13.
Published: 01 April 2019
... underwater. I wrote daily with short phrases written or spoken by the Jamaican theorist Sylvia Wynter. This is part of what happened. These pieces are excerpts my forthcoming book with Duke University Press, Dub: Finding Ceremony . totorobonsu made the world by breathing. totorobonsu made the world...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... door, a small garage, “and a small yard that look[ed] smaller between the two buildings on either side.” It was “not the way they told it at all.” Not much was “the way they told it.” This did not stop many in her community from dreaming of living in a house with “a great big yard,” finding...