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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 40. Letter from Mrs. Elsa Mapp to Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts requesting help in educating local mothers about birth control, February 6, 1945. Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Records, SSC. More
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 478–502.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Kami Fletcher Abstract This essay foregrounds Black women in the very narrative of undertaking that they helped create and develop. It was the wives who helped start the country’s oldest undertaking firms, and it was the wives, sisters, and daughters who sustained and professionalized the funeral...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the African woman “other”? What are the promises, if any, of African feminist ethnography documenting the histories of women on the continent? This essay argues that African feminist ethnography is a productive methodology that helps to highlight knowledge production about women’s lives in their specific...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... Comparison of the works of each artist helps clarify the difficulties women encounter when attempting to intervene in male-dominated cultural spaces. Each artist contends with the misogyny of the dominant culture that largely sanctions pornography and denies the erotic. Copyright © 2007 by Smith College...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Ronni Armstead Abstract This essay argues that female rappers Las Krudas are, with their music, engaging in trangressive spatial practice. Las Krudas are especially helping to disrupt the classificatory eye's orientalist gaze—which visually and aurally disciplines space through the distribution...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Its transnational, comparative focus helps us to not only identify but to create multiple strategies that dismantle the carceral state and the racialized gendered violence that it mobilizes and sustains. Proceeding from the argument that both prison abolitionist praxis and race-radical feminist praxis...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... needed to craft the tools that would help her to do her work. Rethinking Meridians is the critical knowledge project, the tool, that she wanted to have in her hand when she was a classroom teacher. Consisting of articles and lesson plans, the special issue was designed as a disruption tool that would...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and perverse sexuality—works to refute the standard monolithic view of Muslim American identity. Ultimately, in emphasizing how nonnormative and perverse religious practice helps build queer perspectives on identity, this paper expands queer theory’s burgeoning analyses on Muslim identity. Taneem.Husain...
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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 (2016) 13 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... strain following immigration. The women reported that their relationships with other women were helpful and psychologically supportive and enabled them to cope with various hardships. These findings contrast with research findings that have described women's relationships as primarily competitive...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that will teach their students how to write personal narratives and transform them into digital technologies for social engagement, innovation, and intervention. The goal of the lesson plan is to allow teachers to engage deeply with the essay and to then determine and develop the best strategies for helping...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 December 2016
... within and refuses to collapse the radical and revolutionary political traditions and approaches of Indigenous movements for sovereignty and Black race-radical liberatory traditions. This transnational, comparative focus helps us to not only identify and understand but to create multiple strategies...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
... century. The contributions of the US feminist debate on sexuality help to broaden an understanding of sexuality in today's politics in France. But in taking a closer look at the US feminist sex wars, it appears that they actually coincide with the US construction of French feminism and French theory...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 382–392.
Published: 01 March 2018
... significance of informal helping networks, spirituality, and interdependence found in the Black community. Based in Africana Womanism, an exploration of healing modalities in traditional African societies reveals the influential role of hair and spirituality in holistic wellness practices. Therefore...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... is often lauded for helping to fill in the gaps of the dominant historical archive by providing access to silenced histories of the Americas, yet contemporary Chicana/o texts such as Like Son also challenge the epistemologies and power structures that undergird institutional archives. Works Cited...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 94–114.
Published: 01 April 2023
... spaces that dominate their everyday lives. The concept of “bordering and ordering” through “Othering” helps frame the Nador/Melilla border as the site where the “Muslim Woman Other” is constructed either as a de facto trope of victimhood in need of saving or as a national threat transgressing...
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Published: 01 October 2023
-citizens. . .. Since that May day back in1923 when George Holland died and left her the business to manage alone, Mrs. Holland has improved her parlors, chapel and morgue in order to render more efficient service, and in turn has seen more and more people turn to her for help and aid in their time More
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 260–275.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 CASE STATEMENT NATIONAL BLACK WOMEN'S HEALTH PROJECT April, 1993 Executive Summary The National Black Women's Health Project, NBWHP, is a national organization of self-help and health advocacy, run by Black women, that develops and administers programs...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 276–285.
Published: 01 March 2018
... reported more frequent IPV and recent violence exposure (past year compared to lifetime exposure to IPV) were more likely to self-rate their overall physical health as "fair," "poor," or "very poor" (Smith 2017; Stockman, Hayashi, and Campbell 2015). Getting formal help for these IPV-related health...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 290–299.
Published: 01 December 2016
... or fivewords, the test was over. I passed immediately and was placed in the program for the following year. White supremacy in my house was a pedagogical tool used to help me develop a consciousness of who I was as a young black southerner. My grandfather frequently reminded me "what whites don't want blacks...