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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 98–105.
Published: 01 September 2011
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 205–210.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Ayanah Moor Abstract Images of women surrounding male rap stars in music videos are as common as the jewel-encrusted subject matter of today's rap lyrics. Females are seen in packs hovering around male rap stars, playing the part of enthusiastic cheerleader or die-hard groupie. Rap music videos...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2007
... to discussing gender, sexuality, and power by female rappers of Mexican descent. The concepts of “the erotic” and “porn” are used to describe and examine the work of these two artists. Like feminists of color before her, JV invokes the power of the erotic to challenge male-centered discussions of sexuality...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and citizenship. Further, while the traditional concept of the middleman minority subsumes the female identity under that of the male head of the family, the global black hair industry—largely established, fueled, and energized by black and African women—centralizes the female. Like many industries...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Leigh-Anne Francis Abstract In the post–Civil War South, black women litigants made conscious tactical appeals to white male judges’ racism, particularly the racist-sexist stereotypes at the heart of the white paternalism ethos, in order to win lawsuits against whites who defrauded them. African...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of Sikh subject-formation in a pre-Partition border community, and close in, like the novel itself, on a key moment of embodied violence: the cutting up and reassembling of a woman's body, whose manner of death is later reconstructed by her male family members, in the presence of a female family member...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and praxis in a way that challenges that of the male ulema (religious scholars) who have historically exercised a monopoly over the production and dissemination of religious knowledge in Pakistan. Al-Huda advances a model of piety that casts women as moral-religious actors anchored in, but not confined...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Anene Ejikeme Abstract This essay argues that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story “Headstrong Historian” offers a woman’s perspective on the Igbo encounter with European colonialism, a history made famous by Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart who told the story from a male perspective...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
... included Nicolas Guillén, Luis Páles Matos, and Langston Hughes. This article argues that Cosme utilized male-written texts, in addition to attire and choreography, to engage discourses of blackness on the transatlantic stage. The article compares her performances to those of her female contemporaries who...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Kristal Brent Zook Abstract In 1990, in Indianola, Mississippi, there was a catfish-processing plant owned by 178 White male farmers. The workforce inside the plant was ninety percent Black and female. Led by an ordinary working mother turned union organizer named Sarah White, the women at Delta...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... However, Dove-Danquah stands out among this group as a writer whose fiction not only challenged colonial and racial legacies but also called into question male value systems that denied female subjectivity, and envisioned a “new woman” who could challenge them. The essay analyzes Dove-Danquah’s portraits...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... violence from male aggressors. Yet through its reliance on certain restrictions, gendered and otherwise, the portrait of the vulnerable girl that campaigners outline inadvertently prompts disidentifications as well. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 #BBOG Bring Back Our Girls girlhood hawkers...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to the civil war. The male-dominated ZANU PF has stayed in power because they consolidated power around Mugabe’s leadership. However, as the aging Mugabe became frail and his fifty-two-year-old energetic wife found her political voice, ZANU PF became deeply fractured and was facing electoral defeat in the 2018...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué Abstract Utilizing interdisciplinary and multimethodological approaches, this essay explores women’s roles in buttressing the political cohesion of secessionist movements in postcolonial Africa. It argues that African women have supported the actions of male...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... refuse to dissociate themselves from their identities as women and as tribal members are positioned to make more salient social and political commentaries than are either their non-Native or male Native peers. Copyright © 2009 Smith College 2009 indigenous art feminisms gender colonialism...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... deserved their own deaths. The danger of not contextualizing their deaths is allowing the state to continue to be the authority over the narrative that serves to promote and protect their violent responses to Black women’s resistance. It is also continuing to allow white male state actors to believe...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and constrained by male actors, demonstrating the colonial legacy of how gendered norms of honor and respectability continue to police and surveil women’s behavior. These men sought to prevent or restrict the activity of “their” women in the public realm according to notions of appropriate behavior...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the century. In the novel, women’s voices are inextricably tied to the history of slavery, and characters such as the Linsseuils—the representatives of white male patriarchal lineage—are much invested in silencing them. Though the action is set after the abolition of slavery, a white, male-centered power...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and the inevitable backlash this elicits among African nationalists who are passionately searching for the authentic African male identity that lies at the heart of nationalism and neocolonialism. However, being critical of citizenship did not translate into a new and different consciousness. I needed to reimagine...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... feminist dialogues in hip hop cultures, which challenge distorted narratives about African women. This is most impactful for young female fans, who are then able to conceptualize gender in different ways. This also affects young male fans, challenging them to think of gender differently. At the very least...