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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Jennifer Thorington Springer Abstract “‘Roll It Gal’: Alison Hinds, Female Empowerment, and Calypso” examines the ways in which Caribbean women's bodies, namely those of black women, have been overly sexualized in calypsos. More importantly, this article examines how Hinds (re)claims calypso...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 81–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Caribbean region, and specifically the women within it. Such a performance draws on both Afrocentric reclamations of royalty and critical analyses that seek to do more than celebrate a mythic African past. R000llIIIIII, roll it gal, roll it gal. R000lIIIIIII, control it gal, roll it gal. The words meld...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 259–262.
Published: 01 April 2024
... the laws of whuplak’n and Smum’iem. Smum’iem translates as “belongs to the women,” meaning that everything in the təmxʷúlaʔxʷ also belongs to the women—good and bad. There are two laws of Smum’iem: (1) take care of your own stuff first, and (2) be of service. The “old gals” Marilyn refers...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 38–68.
Published: 01 September 2006
... throughout his tenure. He declared, "More people have car than anytime else, more people have phone than anytime else, more man have gal than anytime else" ("PM says sorry," Jamaica Observer2,3 September 2003). In Patterson's reconfiguration of the black Jamaican nation an image of the new black Jamaican man...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Clare's inquisitive mind by telling her that they were cooking the pig's privates but also to tell her that, "Dis sint'ing no fe gal dem Is a man's t'ing" (57- 8). Clare's exclusion from this ritual is based solely on her gender. This infuriates her and stirs up her rebel spirit, as she "wanted more than...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the creases of your grandmother tongue, 34 MERIDIANS 11:1 longing for sound to fall and scatter like muses chanting histories into place your lips quiver, mouth slowly opens- "Come here nab gal! Let me feel yuh tongue." NOTES r. "Haibun: Updated Transcript of Letter Dated 1764" The quote in the first...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2002
... all the sweat and dust. "Where you think you headed, gal?" he asked, like the aim of Stella's long toes wasn't cuss clear. "Who yo' people?" Now, overseer didn't recognize Stella, but he look her up and down like he thirsty and want a taste. At first sight, Stella didn't say nothing, but her eyes...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Come Rufus shake me han, Me buck good food at las' me dear Me gain' away to Englan. Yuh read dis mawnin paper how De A.T.S. lady Come fe teck nuffJamaica gal An carry over sea. (roo l. 1-8) As we saw earlier in the World War II poem, in which the speaker addresses her neighbor, "Miss Fan...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., Routes and Rhizomes: Sounding Women’s Hip Hop on the Margins of Dakar, Senegal .” Journal of Popular Music Studies 27 , no. 4 : 448 – 77 . Odunlami Antonia . 2016 . “ Gal-Dem in Conversation with Dope Saint Jude .” Gal-Dem.com , April 9 . Oloruntoba-Oju Taiwo . 2006...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... prisons. Now here I was, a high-yella gal cruising along backwoods Southern roads in a zippy rental, as though my life could not be taken in the blink of an eye for asking too many questions. Hence the query: “Does your mama know where you are?” Before traveling to Mississippi in the early 1990s, I...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 278–288.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Nor had the brutality ended with the civil rights era. During the 1990s more than twenty black men were found hung "under suspicious circumstances" in local Mississippi prisons. Now here I was, a high-yella gal cruising along backwoods Southern roads in a zippy rental, as though my life could...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of feminist, religious, and political praxis becomes even more complicated 8 MERIDIANS 8:1 when we leave North America to explore hip-hop and other popular music expressions from different world regions. In this vein, the first essay in this section, Jennifer Thorington Springer's "Roll It Gal," argues...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 185–205.
Published: 01 April 2022
... emasculation. Her initial response was a mild rebuke, but as Joe continues to goad her, something breaks inside her at his continued public insult. When he points out that she’s not a young woman anymore, she says, “Naw, Ah ain’t no young gal no mo’ but den Ah ain’t no old woman either. Ah reckon Ah looks mah...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 28–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... encounters the dehumanizing effects of Jim Crow on the southbound train. When the train conductor scolds and refers to Helene as "gal," she quickly returns to all the "old vulnerabilities, the old fears of being somehow flawed," and when she responds to him "an eagerness to please and an apology for living...