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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sequoia Maner Abstract This essay traces the ethical impulse of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. I frame the writings of Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston as antecedent creations that depict black women’s journeys into interior psychic spaces as method for healing. Reading the trope...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... during slavery offers a new lens with which to comprehend the lived experience of chattel slavery. Uncovering sensation, intimate interiority, and erotic experiences challenges a historiographical approach rooted in a twentieth century black liberation ethos and demands that we take seriously the erotic...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 September 2018
...’ of Black Women’s Resistance in Twenty-First-Century America” and the “Media Matters” piece by Sequoia Maner, “‘Where Do You Go When You Go Quiet?’ The Ethics of Interiority in the Fiction of Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Beyoncé,” together address the consequences of Black women’s speech acts...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in Hawai‘i and arranged meetings with federal officials, including members of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, to foreground the issue of land reparations. Mink did not always agree with the goals and strategies of ALOHA, as she explained to a Native Hawaiian constituent who expressed concerns...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of Moody’s memoir. The majority of Coming of Age is explicitly devoted to a description of just that—Moody’s “coming of age”—and is especially focused on the author’s interior struggle for selfhood as an adolescent and young adult amid a dichotomizing experience of home and school ( fig. 1 ). This essay...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., Trump has not yet been able to deport more immigrants than Obama. 11 But changes have taken place regarding border and interior deportations. In the past fiscal year, the deportation of people detained at the border has decreased but the deportation of people in the interior has increased ( Economist...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... about enslaved people in Beloved was “to find and expose a truth about the interior life of people who didn’t write it (which doesn’t mean that they didn’t have it)” (Lorde 1977 : 373; Morrison [ 1987 ] 1995: 93). The archive tells us the number of women—twenty—who brought rape charges against...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... participation in the reproduction of our “narratively condemned status” and instead “become undisciplined.” In a similar argument, Danai Mupotsa ( 2010 , 3) asks, “When will African women get to study interiorities without displaying self-indulgence and privilege?” Sharpe’s becoming “undisciplined” is what...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 196–218.
Published: 01 December 2020
... “given” attributes, qualities, and even a character. By “speech acts” I include not just spoken words but writing and visual images—all the materials that give an institution interiority, as if it has a face, as well as feelings, thoughts, or judgments. They might say, for example, “the university...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... campaign to eliminate prostitution was launched on the island. Through multiple approaches and phases, various government institutions and mass organizations collaborated to achieve this objective, including the newly created Ministry of the Interior (MININT) and the FMC. In 1961, under the auspices...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as the substitute for the interiority of all Antilleans. It is not simply a matter of blasting these images of man and nature apart. For Césaire, the beauty of the Martinican psyche is that it is so hopelessly entangled with the landscape and seasons. In her essay “Malaise d’une civilisation,” she adopts the German...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... she is confined and her physical positioning indoors, just in front of her aunt’s place, or “in the doorway”—between interior and exterior space, much like a window—situates Marin as a Rapunzel figure who is isolated from the outside world (Cisneros 1991 : 23–27). If Rapunzel can ultimately escape...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
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