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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 63–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... who is invisible-who is erased-in the United States, 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...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 96–101.
Published: 01 March 2010
... rights papers. In addition, Cook's activism 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...
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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
... blackfeministlenstotheworkofEmilieFranceDs avis. Starting at the Place 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...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the fear that accompanies interactions between middle-class and working-class women. I also found a sense of ease with her abilities to transform her life without directing the process. It was a slow, caring, and rewarding journey. Now we discuss global warming and its impact on our crops—we grow mainly...
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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 (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 (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): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Camee Maddox-Wingfield Abstract In contemporary Martinique, an overseas territory of France located in the Lesser Antilles, the term bèlè is used to describe a subculture or a way of life that is organized around a rich complex of ancestral Afro-Creole drum-dance practices. In this article...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of feminist movements; and to revisit her historical and contemporary contributions to internationalism, women of color feminism, and Jewish organizing in the Palestine solidarity movement. Levins Morales offers insightful reconsideration of her life, work, and philosophy, with descriptions of the context...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and nonhuman life as well as water and land, reflected a Pacific World sensibility. She worked with, but also articulated political priorities that differed from, indigenous peoples of the Pacific. Focusing on these connected yet divergent Pacific imaginaries provides an opportunity to explore the significance...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
... encouraged to depend on the colonial state and medical establishment for guarantee of life, health, and general well-being. This encouragement clashed with the militarized colonialism imposed on Viequenses . The 1940s expropriations—through which the U.S. Navy gained control over three-fourths of Vieques...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Vanessa Rosa Abstract Drawing on family photographs and documents, as well as archival research, the author reflects on her grandmother’s migration to New York City from Puerto Rico in the mid-1940s and examines her journey and new life in New York in relation to the broader sociopolitical context...
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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. Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 Assam Northeast India folklore...
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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. Works Cited Alvarado Leticia . 2019 . “ Ghostly Givings: Nao Bustamante’s Melancholic Conjuring of Brownness .” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 29 , no. 3 : 243...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 297–322.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Dia Da Costa Abstract This article combines historical and life-writing approaches to demonstrate how caste is made invisible in histories and structures of education, canonical knowledge, and research. As a dominant-caste ( savarna ) Bengali academic, the author follows caste-oppressed feminists...
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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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