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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 147–148.
Published: 01 March 2013
...DaMaris B. Hill Copyright © 2013 by Smith College 2013 DAMARIS B. HILL Lustsand Gaines Her right hand raised toward Heaven, he asks if she is Mary Hanna Tabbs and makes her promise to tell the whole truth as a court's witness. Her eyes plead mercy from her lap "I can tell you I loved...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., specifically relating to the neo-lynching of Korryn Gaines and Sandra Bland. This work deviates from the tradition of analyzing the history and contemporary effects of racism and white supremacy, patriarchy, lynching, policing, and state-sponsored violence from the perspective of the effects upon the victim...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
... encouraged to depend on the colonial state and medical establishment for guarantee of life, health, and general well-being. This encouragement clashed with the militarized colonialism imposed on Viequenses . The 1940s expropriations—through which the U.S. Navy gained control over three-fourths of Vieques...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
... women interviewed by the author in Karachi and Islamabad. She argues that the espousal of secularism by feminists as a political cultural discourse in South Asia can initiate a politics that challenges hegemonic notions of self, community, and nation that are gaining strength in Pakistan. This position...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to, their domestic roles and invested in building religiously educated families and communities. The group has gained unprecedented popularity among urban Pakistani women, influencing the ways that women practice and participate in religious discourse in everyday life. Due precisely to its influence, the group has...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 201–207.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Julietta Hua Abstract Human trafficking has gained attention world-wide, and stories about victimization and violence help to define the so-called underground activities of trafficking. Rather than ask what counts as an instance of human trafficking, this essay considers how we come to see one...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Joyce C. Follet Abstract This essay offers a historical overview of African American women’s efforts to gain access to contraception, from the early stirrings of the campaign to legalize birth control in the 1910s to the eve of mass movements for racial equality and women’s rights in the 1960s...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 50–69.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-RACISM 55 regarding how you can or cannot gain access to particular places. This knowledge was in the hands of Black women, who had learned it through their participation with the feminist movement in the World Women's Conferences. Other sectors of the Black movement did not have experience in the UN...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
... advice and focused on a biomedical topic salt and hypertension which allowed me to explore reasons for the above-average hypertension prevalence in blacks compared to whites from a public health nutrition perspective. Gaining and maintaining biomedical research credentials, and especially my background...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 29–67.
Published: 01 September 2000
... (IGos) and international policy arenas and thereby hoping to gain globalleverage in pressuring for changes in gender policy on the home front. The UN summits held during the first half of the 199os-culminating with the Fourth World Conference on Women (Fwcw) in Beijingin 1995-prompted thousands...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 189–204.
Published: 01 December 2016
... from ninth grade through undergraduate. Relevant subject areas in which it could be taught include: English/ Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Political Science, and Cultural Studies. Objectives Over the course of this unit students will: r. Gain knowledge of the meaning and implications...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 September 2005
...-control and Victorian sexual morality" were "a crucial part of the race's education and progress" (Gaines 1996, 34-35). Once blacks fully embraced the values of piety, frugality and self-discipline, they too could ascend the "racial hierarchy" that, in those days, was "understood in evolutionary terms...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... were entwined struggles. Neither national nor social self-determination could precede the other, since both were deeply embedded economic forms of enslavement to another’s gain. Colonial regimes relied on localized patriarchal relationships to secure their regional control. The demand for women’s self...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... then to move away from an ideological critique of the Indian fashion and beauty industries, toward questions of “where and how beauty organizes and constellates various social actors within its material force” (19). Reddy argues that there is another set of interpretive insights to be gained from...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., and religion (White 2001, 36). Katrina Bell McDonald's Embracin.9Sisterhood(2007) engages in an excellent historical review of the significance of black women's performance of femininity as a tool of resistance. For black women, the assumption or performance of the "good woman" served as a means of gaining...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... Examining histories of housing and the places we call home provides a unique starting place to gain deeper insights into the dynamics of belonging, dispossession, and exclusion. My grandmother’s work as president of her housing organization, as well as her involvement with the church and community, are tied...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to, reform, repurpose, rebel against, and strategicallyutilize mainstream and alternate definitions of beautyfor their gain. Byrelocating the invisibleprivate domesticwork of hair braiding to the public and commercial sphere, Africanwomen enact the ethos that Adichiepurports in her famous "We...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 19–52.
Published: 01 September 2008
...,transnationalism 2008, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 19-52] © 2008 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 19 done gained respect from, you know, not even respect from but just like rock and roll and it took us a lot of hard work to get here so all that hatin' and animosity between folks you need to kill it with a skillet...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 478–502.
Published: 01 October 2023
... cemeteries, these were spaces near the edges of the property amid the trees and beside the nearby running stream/lake/river. By manipulating and claiming ownership of this slave landscape, the enslaved gained a measure of autonomy and were able to use nature to funeralize their kin (Jones 2011 ). 5...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and professional growth-heroines gain self-knowledge and self-acceptance, and are thus empowered to take control of their intimate relationships and professional lives. Critical readings of chick lit are typically limited to a framework that understands the genre as a sign or symptom of"postfeminism" in the U.S...