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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 443–465.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Abstract This article explores the possibilities of distinctly queer and Muslim futures rooted not only in Muslim diaspora communities but in the Muslim world itself. The Palestinian intifadas of 1987 and 2000 are the author’s primary inspiration, whereas the future becomes...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Kristie Soares Abstract This article looks at Rita Indiana’s performance work and latest novel as an example of Dominican futurism. Dominican futurism, like its counterpart Afrofuturism, centers the Dominican body in a technologically enhanced future, positioning it within a speculative world...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2008
... that knowledge production is a key mechanism through which economic or demographic processes are organized. Against such a mobilization of knowledge, this essay situates black feminism as a site of alternative futurity. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 GRACE KYUNGWON HONG "TheFutureof OurWorlds...
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 2. Jassem Hindi in Future Friend/ships, Counter Pulse, San Francisco, 2016. Image courtesy of Robbie Sweeny. More
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel Abstract This study explores the relationship between past and future in neo-slave narratives that feature Black girl protagonists. Marlon James’s The Book of Night Women tells the story of six enslaved women and their youngest recruit Lilith, as they organize a slave...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
... anti-Muslim racism operates as a tool of exclusion, deployed along racial, religious, ethnic, class, and gender lines. The women’s daily responses to anti-Muslim racism suggest how solidarities might sustain communities targeted by racism, while laying the foundations for future intersectional anti...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 73–74.
Published: 01 April 2022
... for their survival, protected their shared histories, and guided their descendants on a path toward a more liberated future. Do the women in your family hide rosewater in their saliva, sage in between their thighs?    Because how dare we sleep on strange land    without blessing? niap3dot@gmail.com...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 512–537.
Published: 01 October 2022
... the possibility of an alternative future, one in which Black mothers are able to live happily with their children free from state-sanctioned violence targeting Black people. In this cultural moment, Black mothers understand that their “children are not their children,” and “though they are with [them...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 436–454.
Published: 01 October 2022
... with a hopeful thread of futures reliant upon her performing as an artist-magician aspiring to break the mourning. Optical undoing is the point of departure that the author’s art practice often takes while running back and forth with the dead and dying. For this issue, the author discusses what could be methods...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 186–203.
Published: 01 September 2015
... abandoned or orphaned children whom she literally gathers in the streets of Abidjan, giving them a home and a future. This essay analyzes Liking's creative accomplishments using feminist theories pertaining to performance, literature, and activism, demonstrating how Liking is an agent for social justice...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., dynamic, and intersectional causes of black women’s health problems will require multisectoral, multilevel, and interdisciplinary collaborations that extend beyond the boundaries and discipline-specific paradigms of the academic silos that typically control academic reward systems. I envision a future...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 276–285.
Published: 01 March 2018
... perspective, this paper describes strategies that can be employed to improve institutional responses to Black women survivors and concludes with suggestions for future practice. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 NKIRU NNAWULEZI AND CAROLYN M. WEST Institutional Strategies to Promote the Health of Black...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... for women fighting imperialism within aggressor nations. This transnational feminism supported an explicitly pro-socialist vision for the future. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 anticolonialism decolonization transnational feminism Afro-Asian solidarity peasant women Colonialism...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 112–126.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of several Palestinian-American authors and the author’s own experiences, the article voices “return” as a claim to the past and a foundation for the future. These and other lines of Hammad’s make clear the extent to which return—to history, to an imagined future, and ultimately, to the self, whether...
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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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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of menstruation, miscarriages, hemorrhages, and womb images alongside death suggest that relying on a relationship among blood, land, and identity is always already limiting, even as the novel maintains that such relationships remain the best hope for resisting oppression. The lack of a future in the text...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that claim control over the access and representation of Chicana/o histories and imagine queer futures through queer archives and archival practices. The affective and political possibilities of these queer archives further discourse of the interdisciplinary archival turn. U.S. multiethnic literature...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 September 2001
... return is one rooted in history and in memory. At the same time it is, of necessity, a homeland of the imagination, grounded not just in the past, but also in the future. This is particularly true for Palestinian-American women, who, like all women, must negotiate the constraints of gender along...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... timelines that give rise to the figure of La Vendida: she was "sold" so that future generations-her children and their descendants-could grasp a slice of privilege. And it is also from this vantage of privilege, looking back and visioning forward, that we can work to undo such normative temporalities.s...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to sleep at night like the rest of us and woke up with important information about the future.' Tubman's strange, transformative relationship to dreaming and her unstoppable waking intentions and actions toward freedom precede and could even usefully displace the centrality of Martin Luther King Jr.'s...