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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 116–122.
Published: 01 March 2008
... kinds of voices. In the meantime, and in this context, her health continued to fail. 2 When her cancer was still undiagnosed, she walked around with her MYISHA PRIEST SALVATION IS THE ISSUE 117 hand pressed against her heart, where the pain seemed to originate. To friends and colleagues she spoke...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shiriki Kumanyika Abstract This special issue of Meridians offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the complexity of black women’s racialized and gendered health landscapes in light of relevant social and political contexts and conventions about: a) what constitutes research excellence, and b...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Lourdes Torres Abstract While in the last decades there has been a proliferation of writings by Latina lesbians who theorize issues of intersectionality, missing still are the voices and analyses of Puerto Rican lesbians who articulate the specificity of Puerto Rican sexual, racial, national...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lourdes Torres Abstract While in the last decades there has been a proliferation of writings by Latina lesbians who theorize issues of intersectionality, missing still are the voices and analyses of Puerto Rican lesbians who articulate the specificity of Puerto Rican sexual, racial, national...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Claudia Ferreira; Adriana Medeiros Abstract These three brief pieces formed part of a two-part special issue (vol. 4, nos. 1 and 2, 2016) on Afro-Descendant Feminisms in Latin America. The unprecedented nationwide mobilizational process that culminated in the first-ever Marcha das Mulheres Negras...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
... diasporic scholars, the essay foregrounds issues that have come to define notions of transnationalism, and it elucidates their specific implications for Caribbean women; these issues include representations of home and ancestral connections, negotiations of public and domestic spaces, and depictions black...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 102–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... forty years to the day after the main subject of the interview—the position paper by Mary King and Casey Hayden titled “Sex and Caste: A Kind of Memo”—first appeared at the SNCC retreat in Waveland, Mississippi in the fall of 1964. The paper was later published in the April 1966 issue of the pacifist...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of oppression of the female body. This language of the body does not rely on essentialist parameters of “race” or of women's “nature.” On the contrary, by depicting rape as universal, non-culture–specific issue, Keller's novel sketches a mother–daughter relationship where the daughter finds a way to identify...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
... public discussion by black women of the issue of misogyny in rap's portrayal of black women is long overdue, the magazine published a year-long series of articles as part of its “Take Back the Music” campaign. More interesting than the series of articles produced by the magazine is the overwhelming...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of a globalized economy in at least two distinct but related ways. One is certainly in relation to issues of demography and access; in the deindustrializing economy of the United States, the university is complicit in the maintenance of wealth and resource inequities in a variety of ways. Thus, the question...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 66–99.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Lu Zhang Abstract The “Domestic Violence in China: Research, Intervention and Prevention” Project of China Law Society, the first women's NGO in China organized exclusively against the issue of domestic violence, was launched in Beijing in 2000. This article examines the construction of this non...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... by using a human rights framework. Dubbing itself “the movement for reproductive justice,” this coalition connects reproductive rights to other social justice issues such as economic justice, education, immigrant rights, environmental justice, sexual rights, and globalization, and believes that this new...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... often warp Tubman’s contributions by presenting her as an exceptional but lone figure, by animating stereotypes of Black women’s unparalleled strength, or by fragmenting her activism via single-issue lenses. Critics also draw on maternal or salvific frames to soften Tubman’s militancy or enfold her...
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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 (2022) 21 (2): 436–454.
Published: 01 October 2022
... with a hopeful thread of futures reliant upon her performing as an artist-magician aspiring to break the mourning. Optical undoing is the point of departure that the author’s art practice often takes while running back and forth with the dead and dying. For this issue, the author discusses what could be methods...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 130–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Shahnaz Khan Abstract Drawing upon the cinematic narrative of the internationally acclaimed film Khamosh Pani , I relocate the issues it raises within a wider discussion about the gendered nature of conflict between religious communities during the chaos of the 1947 Partition of British India...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 42–65.
Published: 01 March 2010
... a human rights framework. Dubbing itself “the movement for reproductive justice,” this coalition connects reproductive rights to other social justice issues such as economic justice, education, immigrant rights, environmental justice, sexual right, and globalization, and believes that this new framework...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Eastern Europe and/or are men of color. The issue of sex trafficking is portrayed simplistically, in black and white terms, with a clear bad guy, innocent victim, and savior. Often these films focus on the extreme, and least common, form of trafficking: a minor being abducted off the street...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to the struggles of today, including issues of violence, mass incarcerations, and the election of the first black president of the United States. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 What Would Harriet Do?A Legacy of Resistance and Activism A ConversatiownithBarbaraSmithand BeverlyGuy-SheftalMl, oderatedby...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... since the initial debates on this issue began in the 1970s and 1980s. They have pointed to the inadequacy of a certain feminism that is based on European and U.S. theories and which starts from the experiences of white women to interpret those of Black women, thereby neglecting the determinants of class...