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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 (2009) 9 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the structural patriarchy and the racial and class inequalities of the host society. Finally, I contend that various patriarchal hegemonies—East or West, American or Chinese, ethnic or mainstream, traditional or contemporary—should be interpreted in a way that illuminates not just their uniqueness but also...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
... their lives. They committed themselves to a lifelong collective process and nonhierarchical distribution of power as they struggle(d) to envision and create a just society. Twenty-nine years after the appearance of the Combahee River Collective Statement, over one hundred African Feminists met in Accra, Ghana...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... references other stories and rhymes, including “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Peter Pan,” “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,” Alice in Wonderland , Through the Looking Glass , and The Little House , just as it invokes Mexican (American) folklore and Greek and Roman mythology. Cisneros’s mimetic repetition...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 127–130.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to a better, more just world. Copyright © 2002 Wesleyan University Press, now published by Duke University Press on behalf of Smith College 2002 militarism Afghanistan September 11th feminism fundamentalism As this issue goes to press, the United States is engaged in a sustained military...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 April 2021
... redefinitions of azadi (freedom) as not just about Kashmiri political autonomy from India and Pakistan but also about nonviolence, equality, and justice for women and by extension all marginalized populations in Kashmir. Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 Haider Kashmir women’s protest Shakespeare...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 293–295.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in America to fruit in Ireland, unpacking and giving new energy to the old phrase “the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.” By exploring the journey from wonderment to acceptance to love, the work is a refutation of lighter skin being the only pathway to beauty, not just in America, but globally...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 478–502.
Published: 01 October 2023
... home legacy. The article follows women from the American South and mid-Atlantic regions, illustrating how, with their skills and capital, they labored not just as funeral directresses, embalmers, and undertakers but also as bookkeepers, hairdressers, accountants, caterers. These women were “race women...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 446–474.
Published: 01 October 2023
... to generate inclusive spaces and a more just vision for the future. Following the shooting, proclamations of solidarity and denouncements of homophobia were heard around the world. But less audible were stories like that of a father in Puerto Rico who refused to accept his son’s body from the morgue because...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 91–111.
Published: 01 March 2013
... wanted to study the techniques of contemporary dance in New Yorkwith Merce Cunningham. I came to New Yorkand got a scholarship at the school ofMerce Cunningham, and that was my idea, just to learn some new techniques and then go back to Mexico and keep dancing. VPR: Was that your goal...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 163–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... and experience, through the life experiences of your parents I have such a child's recollection of seeing [mymother] come home from the canneries, where she was allergic to peach fuzz and all of that, and so her arms and just most of her body, she'd have this horrible rash, because that's what was in season...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 507–517.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and is very interested in Africa in particular so he, many years ago, well before meeting me, went to Madagascar just kind oflooking around for beautiful places to sail and to dive and he found the small island and he and a few other Italian adventurous types built vacation places. I just began to go with him...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of thinking about one of the most extraordinary Americans in our history. I'm thrilled to introduce the panel for this conversation. Barbara Smith just reminded me that we first met in 1974when I was at Howard University Press and [she was] a book editor at the NationalObserver. Presently, Barbara...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to any real conclusions because this is real life, in the portrait hallway with the slimming mirror, it goes on and on like Alice in Wonderland, it evolves, and if my Ma was alive, not just shining down from her legend of a picture in its shrine-like place in my bedroom but yelling out from her own—would...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 104–123.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to be "strong." It was modeled by mothers and female relatives, and during the interviewees' upbringings, few, if any, other public responses were tolerated. As forty-six-year-old Traci3recalls from her girlhood: Even from, just say a young girl. It's just something you just learn. Youtry to instill in yourself...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of them were men, too. Finally, I was thinking this is not going to work ifI write mostly for women and Latina women. So I met Coya at an audition. She was speaking with someone in Spanish, and it just clicked. We started talking. I had this idea that we should meet, that we should do a theater for women...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 289–297.
Published: 01 March 2002
... lightly. To successive United States administrations the deaths resulting from its policies have been just so many statistics, just so much "collateral damage." Rendering invisible the humanity of the peoples targeted for attack is a strategy well used to hide the impact of colonialist and imperialist...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 80–86.
Published: 01 March 2004
... would sit, bend my body toward the floor, as my mother with a coin in her hand, would gha. I remember that it sounded like that across my bones: ghagha gha. Like a deep echo in my ears. It wasn't the same in English tongue: scrape scrape scrape. It didn't feel like a scrape. Some things just don't...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 32–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., at the end of the first chapter, that was the printer's devil thing. But the other question I thought was verygood was from the young woman who was sitting here-it was when youjust stepped out of the room-and she said, "Did you ever think of writing another book, a little book with just the [new]material...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 2001
... not like I'm dying to have an American name. I'd just like a different Arabic one. There are so many pretty names: Amani, Hala, Rawda, Mawal, and they all mean such pretty things: wishesh, alo,garden,melodynot just the name of a rich old woman. My father would slap me if he heard me say that. I'm sure...