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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 296–308.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Callan Swaim-Fox Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 After originally declaring 1975 “International Women’s Year,” concerns over the strategic global challenges facing women led the United Nations to expand the period, creating the “United Nations Decade for Women” from 1975 to 1985...
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Meridians (1 March 2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
... migrant experience’s beautiful-ugly complexities. As we discuss transnational migration as an element of Caribbean identity, though, we should consider the international engagements and worldviews of those who do not or cannot migrate “infact,” but do so “by metaphor,” to use Kamau Brathwaite’s terms...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 184–213.
Published: 01 September 2018
... growing affirmation of gender-plural identities across the world. In the academy, however, Transfeminism continues to be sidelined, not making waves beyond the interdisciplinary research areas of Transgender studies and queer studies. The research field of international politics continues to subscribe to...
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Meridians (1 September 2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Aurora Vergara Figueroa; Katherine Arboleda Hurtado Abstract In this political statement, we summarize the major motivations and agenda of the First International Seminar “Afrodiasporic Feminist Conspiracy”. This event was held in Cali, Colombia, on June 24 and 25, 2011. The rationale for this...
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Meridians (1 March 2009) 9 (2): 66–99.
Published: 01 March 2009
... among the NGOs as a result of the Beijing Conference; 2) international donors' active economic cultivation of anti-gender violence activism among local women's NGOs; 3) participant activists' rationalization of the project as a worthwhile cause for their political commitment with their “vocabularies of...
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Meridians (1 March 2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Khanum Shaikh Abstract The focus of this paper is Al-Huda International, a Pakistan-based Sunni Muslim women's organization working to bring about social reform through women's religious education. Created and led by urban, upper-class Pakistani women, Al-Huda approaches religious interpretation...
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Meridians (1 March 2006) 6 (2): 22–32.
Published: 01 March 2006
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... international reputation as an essential voice within the Black Arts Movement. She was an early theorist of Black Vernacular English and later extended her work with multimedia by performing with musical accompaniment. In the 1970s she recorded four albums of poetry and music for Folkways Records and published...
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 218–242.
Published: 01 December 2016
...-widening international community; they are then given opportunities to use various writing instruction pedagogies to articulate theories, histories, methods, and practices. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 ...
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Meridians (1 March 2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... relation of the individual and the state in their depictions of a protagonist's growing into sociocultural structures and internalizing normative frames of citizenship. The two novels investigated here, Makeda Silvera's The Heart Does Not Bend (2002) and Joan Riley's The Unbelonging (1985), reveal the...
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Meridians (1 March 2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
... images of women from the global south. It also examines the figure of the pan-Arab feminist Huda Shaarawi, who in 1919 organized the largest women's anti-British demonstration, and became in 1935 the vice president of the International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship, and in 1945 the...
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Meridians (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 351–362.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Walker-Barnes suggests self-awareness as one of a myriad of interventions to combat the internalization of the StrongBlackWoman myth and the multidimensional manifestations of dis-ease it produces in black women. Offering greater specificity to Walker-Barnes’s strategy, this paper identifies the practice...
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Meridians (1 September 2014) 12 (2): 78–98.
Published: 01 September 2014
... women. Unfortunately, what they found on the “Queen's soil” was that racism as well as sexist beliefs were a transcending sentiment, which did not discontinue at the American-Canadian international border. Still, these women in the dominion of Canada fought to challenge constructed borders, whether...
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Meridians (1 September 2009) 9 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
... internal connections, mutual constitutions, and constant negotiations. Copyright © 2009 by Smith College 2009 ...
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Meridians (1 March 2010) 10 (2): 163–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Peggy Saika; Loretta Ross Abstract In this oral history, Saika underscores the lasting impact of the internment experience as a call to vigilance and action. She traces her political involvements from pan-Asian student activism in the late 1960s forward, marking her journey through various forms of...
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Meridians (1 March 2007) 7 (2): 102–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... corners of the globe. On this occasion she had returned to the United Kingdom to present a research paper at the international conference “The United States and Global Human Rights” held at Oxford University. The timing of the interview was made pertinent by this context and by the fact that it was almost...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 April 2019
... says, let’s play Mummy and Daddy and when it hurts, he warns you not to say anything to your parents. And you tell your father and the world fissures. And who do you turn to then? To shame, an internal script you learned before the sin, and rehearse again and again. Virgin...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... authorities, political leaders, and symbolic targets, such as the police headquarters in Abuja (June 2011) and the UN building in Abuja (August 2011) (Mustapha 2014 ). From 2010 to 2013 Boko Haram also expanded their links with international terrorist organizations, amplified by the crisis in Mali, the...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... international peacekeeping forces, may prey on them (Clarke 2008 ). Women can also experience new opportunities and challenges if war breaks out during or after secession, which suggests that we must carefully examine the entire secession process through a feminist lens. Feminist political theory allows us...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the West and the Rest of Us has always been predicated on a struggle for power, and during the centuries that shape the lives we live today, that struggle has been an unequal one at every level. The WWA project was a response to this inequality of power, yet it came with its own internal...