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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Shanna Greene Benjamin Abstract Little more than a decade after publishing Invisible Man (1952), Ralph Ellison published “Out of the Hospital and under the Bar” (1963): an excised chapter of the novel that portrayed Mary Rambo—a black woman represented stereotypically in the published manuscript...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 171–203.
Published: 01 March 2003
..." by then Ms. editor Gloria Steinem (Giddings 1979, 50), Michele Wallace's book exposed sexism in the Black community generally, and presented a formidable critique of the gender politics of Black Power ideology. The book dealt with twin stereotypes of the African American man and woman: Black macho,the image...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to become no more than overseer on the white man’s plantation, of his own children. Indicative of the social pathologies that Walker dissects within her trilogy, husbands who are trapped—economically, spiritually, and physically—victimize their wives, deeming them what Audre Lorde calls “illegitimate...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 191–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Min Young Godley Abstract The awarding of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize to Deborah Smith’s English translation of The Vegetarian brought global recognition to emergent Korean literature, but domestically it has sparked outrage among numerous Korean scholars who believe the literal...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., and hate crimes; and an ongoing campaign in solidarity with Lucio Peréz, an undocumented Guatemalan man who defied deportation and took sanctuary at a local congregation. Building a multiracial movement has its challenges. Racism, both outside and within the movement, makes it difficult to make visible...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
... or disrespectful. Simultaneously, in her claim of being “de ruffest gal winer” that no man/woman can test, Hinds's own dance performance becomes a subversive text and not merely dance as aesthetic pleasure. JENNIFER THORINGTON SPRINGER "RollIt Gal" AlisonHinds,FemaleEmpowermenatn, d Calypso Abstract "'RollIt Gal...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in a “man's” profession. Lewis found the fortitude to take up the challenge and, along with several other women (all white), demonstrated the capacity to produce extraordinary marble sculptures. Lewis's burden was twofold. In addition to her gender, her race presented unique obstacles, especially to those who...
Published: 01 October 2020
of the image, my grandmother wrote: “1965 Presidenta Carla Rosa, Toma de posesión de todos los miembros de la directiva. Asociación Inquilinos Hispanos de ‘Grant Houses,’ Man. N.Y.” Photo taken on January 30, 1965. Author’s personal collection. Figure 6. The swearing-in ceremony and celebration referenced More
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 205–206.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zoe Spencer Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Black women resistance lynching police brutality Black Lives Matter Say Her Name If I were a man They’d be hashtagging my name and calling me a martyr Celebrating my resistance as the ultimate stand Against State power I’d...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Rachel Marie-Crane Williams Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 It could have been any black man in the county. It could have been any black man in the county . . . A bone to pick To pick and pick and pick Acres and acres of Sea Island Cotton To harvest Before it is devoured...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., "Please, allow me." The warm voice belonged to the man standing next to her. Kate turned toward the voice. The man smiled gallantly, reaching for the bag. She inspected the suitcase briefly and saw that it was not hers. KATIA D. ULYSSE KADO 127 "Keep looking," the man spoke English with a heavy Haitian...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 106–123.
Published: 01 March 2010
... man." Readersof"Girl" often observea fictional representation of the double-edgedtendenciesof child-rearingpractices in manyCaribbeansocieties:as the adult speaker providesguidelines for living,the moments of care are repeatedlyundercut bythe severityevidentin what the speakeractuallysaysand bythe...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 166–176.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of capitalism (and its afterbirth racism) under which we all live, has attempted by many devious ways and means to destroy the humanity of all people, and particularly the humanity of black people. This has meant an outrageous assault on every black man, woman, and child who resides in the United States...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 121–122.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Cathy Song PEACEFULLY, CathySong ON THE WINGS OF FORGIVENESS a man takes into his hands his wife's injured foot, gnarled as a ginger root by years of wearing the wrong shoes. Poor-grade cowhide from Brazil, fictive leather's friction of cardboard lacking proper arch supports, has sustained...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 March 2006
... and their rituals. The Christian Bible's Book of Genesis says that God made man in His image, thus planting the seed offemale disadvantage, the impairment and nullification offemale identity. "Allreligious fundamentalists," pursues el Saadawi, "be they Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, share similar views about...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... but indubitable fact that the character of the colored woman appears in many respects far superior to that of the colored man. (332) However, Hearn’s interest in the supernatural dimensions of the Martinican landscape and his explorations of various shapeshifters in West Indian ghost stories quietly...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2007
...-reciprocated oral sex. In the patriarchal imagination the passive sexual partner, the woman, "sucks" the man's "dick," demonstrating the dominance of the male. However, this masculinist rhetoric is tempered by her articulation of her position in female culture, her possession of the woman's touch, as the basis...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 278–288.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... It's the worst kind of work you could possibly do." Braxton recounts a story about a young man who lasted exactly eight hours at the B.C. Rogers poultry plant in McComb. "He came out and his hands were all bloody and raw, and he said, 'Man, I can't do this. They treat you like animals...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Charlie Braxton, a Mississippi-based journalist and poet. “You walk in boots because your feet are covered in entrails and blood. It’s the worst kind of work you could possibly do.” Braxton recounts a story about a young man who lasted exactly eight hours at the B.C. Rogers poultry plant in McComb. “He...