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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 129–136.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Laura H. Roskos Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 FromtheCentetrotheMargins: TheRadicalizatioonfHumanRights intheUnitedStates AFTERWARD BY LAURA H. ROSKOS What can human rights tell us about power? Throughout the winter of 2002-03, women in the United States participated with women...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 227–233.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Crystal DeBoise CRYSTAL DEBOISE HumanTraffickingand SexWork: FoundationaSlocial-WorPkrinciples For over a decade, at three different agencies, I have practiced social work and case-management with survivors of human trafficking and sex workers. The first agency was a substance-abuse clinic...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 268–270.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND A JUST PEACE BY WOMEN LIVING UNDER MUSLIM LAWS (WLUML) September 21, 2001 The network Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the aggrieved, their families...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 102–108.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Barbara Schulman Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 human rights came up to me and said that human rights is a framework that encompasses vision and ideology, and could be used to do the work. I appreciate their comments to the extent that obviously they are not restricting themselves...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 120–124.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... It is for liberation. If we're truly committed INTERNATIONAL FEMINISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS 121 to ending violence against women, then we must start in the hardest places, the places like jails and prisons and other correctional facilities. The places where our work has not had an impact yet we have to stop being...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 124–128.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Dazón Dixon Diallo Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 For indigenous women and women of color in general, sexual and domestic violence are clearly the continuing effects of human rights violations perpetrated by U.S. state policy. Conclusion For too long, women of color have been forced...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 108–113.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Mary Bricker-Jenkins Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 feelings it inspires, human rights offers a comprehensive range of rights covering everyarea oflife and addressing multiple forms of discrimination, and thus a natural platform for broad-based multi-issue organizing; obligations...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Elora Halim Chowdhury Abstract In this article the author builds on the idea of Bangladeshi national cinema as human rights cinema to explore its role in documenting and engendering understanding about women, vulnerability, and agency within a Muktijuddho gender ideology. Drawing from feminist...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 209–219.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Victoria Brittain Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 VICTORIA BRITTAIN Guantanamo AfeministperspectivoenU.S. human r(ghtsviolations The Play On 24 May 2004 in London our play Guantanamo,HonourBoundto Defend Freedomopened in Tricycle, a small London theater. It is a play using only...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and the native in the early essays as necessarily divisive post-colonial critique, but they read Kincaid’s final essay as an attempt to transcend such divisions. Many have lauded Kincaid’s call to throw off old categories and focus on shared (biological) humanity, yet this very category of “human” has been...
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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 (2018) 16 (1): 144–156.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Janelle Marie Evans Abstract While many branches of science have sought to understand—and to even cure—human bigotry, and thereby cure the deleterious results thereof, the champion most likely to prevail in this quest is the hybrid child of art and science: the literary and cinematic genre...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 351–362.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Courtney Bryant Abstract In her book Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength , Chanequa Walker-Barnes (2014) offers a theological analysis of the myth of the “StrongBlackWoman,” a trope that suggests that black women do not have the same human needs or experience pain like others...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., amplified by activists on the outside and international human rights organizations documenting prison conditions, highlight rampant violations of human rights behind walls. The gendered nature of racism, which fuels the growth of the prison industrial complex, results in experiences of violence, including...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Amina Jamal Abstract In many Muslim-majority societies, including Pakistan, liberal progressive subjects who espouse feminism and gender equality do so through the language of universal human rights and political secularism. This brings them into conflict not only with anti-secular rightwing...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and broad vision of black women’s leadership in what has become a women-of-color–led human rights movement for reproductive justice today. Copyright © 2019 Joyce C. Follet 2019 contraception midwife/midwives/midwifery Negro Project reproduction reproductive justice In 1941 the National...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
... recasts. Reading the controversy surrounding this series as a reflection of its power, I work dialectically through considering key aspects of representations of witnessing the sadistic mistreatment of other human beings. CLAIRE RAYMOND The Crucible of Witnessing: Projects of Identity in Carrie Mae...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... entities able to come and go at will, Asian companies are able to adopt a virtual character, while alienating women from the high-tech commodities they produce, treating the women as machine-like, disposable cyborgs without human needs or rights. I argue for an understanding of not only the economic...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-resistant and infra-human. These components, in turn, are deeply permeated by Brazilian conceptions of blackness, whiteness, masculinity, femininity, and higher- and lower-class identities, and their interconnections with notions of cleanliness and filth. The article thus looks at common-sense...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of neocolonial and neoliberal state regimes across the African continent and the globe to respond equitably to the imperatives of human emancipation, the paper argues for a return to and closer interrogation of personal politics and feminist relationships to the self and the ecosystems that nurture both...