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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 ...
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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 (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 ...
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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. To return, it should be made clear, is not simply to go back: it is also to go forward; to create a new future from the fragments of a reclaimed past...
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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. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...
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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 (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 (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 (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... institutional apparatuses, which simultaneously produce and manage the grief of inassimilable minority groups. Whereas society at large might pathologize melancholia, condemning its obstruction of an idealized national future, such unresolved grief might, as David Eng suggests, serve as “a model of group...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... spliced together with themselves dressed casually or in poses that might seem threatening. Such a photography project, Campt theorizes, represents how the sitters “actively anticipate their premature deaths through these photos” (109). These self-representations enact a kind of fugitivity, a future...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and the Depressive Position .” Signs 31 , no. 3 : 675 – 88 . Muñoz José . 2009 . Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity . New York : New York University Press . Muñoz José , and Duggan Lisa . 2009 . “ Hope and Hopelessness: A Dialogue .” Women & Performance...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and historical effects, even as the figures that haunt us stand outside history. The girls in each of these stories—unmarried, working class, childless, violated—stand outside of history’s narrative, fissuring and queering culture’s insistent narrative of futurity and progress, reminding us of the wounds...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Francisca,” rejects the madre abnegada’s destructive legacy in a Mexican diasporic landscape (Lederman, 44). Lederman argues that in so doing, texts like Lemus’s “open up space for moving toward a queer future that is nevertheless grounded and informed by messy and often traumatic inheritances from the past...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 September 2018
... colonial ideology and also to envision a “new woman” who could resist patriarchal nationalism in Ghana of the 1940s and 1950s. Through this literature, “they announced Ghana’s intellectual independence decades before the end of colonial rule.” Linking past, present, and Afro-futurity in the Black...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of living in another house, but she didn’t dream of doing so with a man: she dreamed of having a house of her own. She may have dreamed of leaving Mango Street, but she didn’t dream of being carried away. Esperanza’s future flight from Mango Street would consist of neither the individualist nor male...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in the constant movement, explore possibilities of pursuing knowledge, and hold them open for the future. All of this shaped my feminist identity. AO : Right, you have said that you outsmarted your brother by working harder at school. This means that education is an empowering tool for girls and women...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., which allow doctoral students in fifteen disciplines to earn a second PhD in either women’s studies or African studies. In the future, we hope to offer a dual-title PhD in women’s studies and African studies, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in African feminisms. Our ability to carry out...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the perspective of diverse Indigenous nations whose histories far predate the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, among other countries. Indigenous feminisms also hold space for understanding the futures of Indigenous peoples as exceeding the current forms of settler nations, for imagining...