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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Ina C. Seethaler Abstract Jane Jeong Trenka's adoption memoir received harsh criticism for its negative stance against transnational adoption. Within a small yet growing group of life-writing works on transnational adoption, I see Trenka as an important voice in challenging the dominant cultural...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Where We Stand Reading life through the lens of black feminism offers the reader an analytical framework for interpreting the social world. Disturbing images and treatment of black women can be seen as a set of social scripts that are the "legacy of racism, sexism, class exploitation, and heterosexism...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 63–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., whose voices are inaudible? Strictly speaking, the subject ofincarceration hasn't been at the center of my life's work as a scholar and activist, even while I have focused on questions about what racism looks like, how it functions, how it has been institutionalized today and in the past. Specifically...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 96–101.
Published: 01 March 2010
... on this front also facilitated the opening of the 5,000-page file on Eleanor Roosevelt (Cook 1996, 286; Rattiner 2003). As I thought about her contributions, a kind of paradigmatic phrase came to mind that sums up much ofher life and work. Blanche Wiesen Cook hatessecrets: an enmity that we should all...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and consciousness of freedom and well-being. In so doing I have come to understand that being free of patriarchy in new ways is essential to my dignity and well-being as a female person and that I cannot experience pleasure as an intellectual and creative force without crafting and living a life of feminist dignity...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Sally McWilliams Abstract In The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam , Ann Marie Fleming creates an illustrated memoir that highlights the connections between generations of diasporic Chinese subjects. Nominally a memoir about her great-grandfather, Fleming uses the politics of vaudeville and her great...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 45. Woman walking in Montgomery, Alabama, in support of the 1955–1956 bus boycott. Photo by Don Cravens. Life Magazine. More
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 397–412.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Eman Ghanayem Abstract Part memoir, part theoretical reflection, this essay offers one answer to the question “How do Palestinians grieve?” In this narration of the author’s mother’s relationship to death, her multiple displacements, and her plan for her life, the term proactive grief is used...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., or flatten. Tubman is often discussed as an exceptional but lone figure or in ways that animate stereotypes of black women's unparalleled strength. Her life's work is also often fragmented, meaning that her varied activism and different forms of coalition-building remain undertheorized and under-recognized...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
....” Normalized chaos is defined as a defense mechanism used by Black women to minimize daily hassels and life situations, viewing them as part of their “normal” life. Normalizing chaos leads to cocreated self-violence and trauma under the guise of martyrdom. By disrupting the narrative of normalized chaos within...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 84–89.
Published: 01 April 2021
... devises coping mechanisms: often the lines between reality and fantasy become blurred. The unbearable burden of a life abused (and its grim ending) can be made bearable only through recourse in the unreal and the magical. The thought of her happiness made me sad. I wanted my babies to be happy. And me...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 455–479.
Published: 01 October 2022
... but also the living, tending to immaterial energies that shift the fecund terrain of both life and death. 29 To further learn about the work that New York Boricua Resistance is doing, you can find them on Instagram at @nyboricuaresistance. 30 To further learn about the work that Comida Pal...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 298–322.
Published: 01 October 2021
...,” through algorithmic interpretations of their online activity—therefore enabling what John Cheney-Lippold calls “soft biopolitics.” Given the ability of this sort of data to materially shape a person’s life, the author looks at the roles of metadata and big data in apprehending Muslims, Arabs, and SWANA...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 323–339.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Tom J. Abi Samra Abstract This article is in two parts. The first part provides an overview of the life of the Egyptian feminist Doria Shafik (1908–1975) by drawing extensively on the work of her biographer Cynthia Nelson. This allows readers unfamiliar with Shafik to understand her social...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 158–184.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of Fortuna’s experiences while coming of age in the Dominican Republic in the late twentieth century. While much of Dominican society’s African cultural history has been actively obscured by the ruling class, Fortuna has long celebrated Afro-Dominican culture through her life’s work and her identity has shaped...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 September 2014
... blessedness, which considered single women's vocations and charity as indirectly supporting heteronormative marriage rather than challenging it. Reading through the lens of black feminist scholarship and recent research in singleness studies, this essay traces how the period of mid-life singleness for Tubman...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., the transformation of the gender and sexual politics of Black movements, and the everyday ethno-racial relations in the rural communities and barrios in the cities can be the most effective strategy to attain a life of dignity in the present. AURORA VERGARA FIGUEROA AND KATHERINE ARBOLEDA HURTADO...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the symbolic relationship between quilombos (Afro-Brazilian maroon societies) and black subjectivity encourage us to re-imagine the meaning of Black liberation from a transnational, Black feminist perspective. This essay reflects on her life and intellectual contributions, making the argument that Nascimento...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
...—should be recognized as survival strategies for African diasporic subjects. At the Full depathologizes these strategies, offering them a place within the neo-archive and incorporating them into the history of black life in the New World. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 LAUREN J. GANTZ Archiving...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Abstract Migration is a fundamental constitutive element of Caribbean life, culture, and identity, made so by colonialism, local and regional economic insecurity, and educational opportunities abroad. A plethora of scholars, filmmakers, poets, and novelists have indexed...