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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 156–160.
Published: 01 September 2014
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... introduced audiences to a martyr-like maternal figure: the madre abnegada (selfless mother). This essay examines the origin, diffusion, and popularity of this uniquely Mexican subjectivity. Drawing on poetry, song lyrics, movie reviews, and an analysis of the film Mi madrecita (1940), the essay argues that...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 10. U.S. Children’s Bureau graphic depicting racial disparity in maternal and infant mortality, in Planned Parenthood Federation of America report, Better Health for 13,000,000 , 1943. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. Figure 10. U.S. Children’s Bureau graphic depicting racial disparity in More
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Furthermore, via lenses of the maternal or salvific, Tubman's militancy is often softened, better to be embraced into the folds of the nation's progress narrative (a triumphal tale that erases the ongoing nature of many forms of systemic oppression she sought to transform). In short, Tubman is often made...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 353–381.
Published: 01 March 2017
... against Portuguese colonialism. It pays particular attention to how nationalist movements deployed the trope of patriotic motherhood to appeal to women to join and support the fight for national independence. Focusing primarily on the maternal body, this essay argues that while women are often rendered...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... often warp Tubman’s contributions by presenting her as an exceptional but lone figure, by animating stereotypes of Black women’s unparalleled strength, or by fragmenting her activism via single-issue lenses. Critics also draw on maternal or salvific frames to soften Tubman’s militancy or enfold her into...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Community Involvement (MIRCI) . Bradford, Ontario . http://motherhoodinitiative.org/ . October 8 , 2018 . O’Reilly Andrea . 2010 . The Free Library . S.v. Outlaw(ing) Motherhood: A Theory and Politic of Maternal Empowerment for the Twenty-first Century .” https://www.thefreelibrary.com...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
... on state intervention and on the CDT. Marked deficiencies in the medical institution make access to satisfactory health care unlikely. And perhaps the most striking deficiency was the absence of a maternity ward. The CDT had not been envisioned to allow for birthing on the island. The situation...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 282–303.
Published: 01 October 2019
... recounts a 1955–56 discussion group meeting held in New York among five women from Burma (now Myanmar), 1 India, Indonesia, Pakistan, 2 and the Philippines (Republic of the Philippines), and five women from the United States. The issues discussed ranged from maternal and child welfare to education...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... multigenerational, matriarchal Cuban American family living across Florida’s shores, from Key West to West Palm Beach, linked together in the embodied present and the ancestral past. “Heirloom stories, passed down like an inheritance” frame and showcase her maternal family’s “white, white, white, white” racial...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... opening encounters who cannot be folded into social promises of happiness, ethics, and futurities—necessitate a rewriting of abjection, im/migration, fugitivities, and the m other . Because my interest in this essay primarily centers on the relationship between maternal trauma and empire, and the...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
... maternal mortality is due to the lack of access to proper health care and the low quality of care combined with the lack of training for health professionals regarding the issues that affect Black women; and of public safety, where public safety agents decide who should live and who should die while the...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 10. U.S. Children’s Bureau graphic depicting racial disparity in maternal and infant mortality, in Planned Parenthood Federation of America report, Better Health for 13,000,000 , 1943. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. Figure 10. U.S. Children’s Bureau graphic depicting racial disparity in...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... ink,” or breast milk, will prompt a reunion with the maternal body. While Cixous suggests that this action needs to be deliberately pursued, I argue that Condé illustrates how it happens without prompting. The bodies in Condé’s novel are writing and recording women’s stories and voices. Of course...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
...) means “maternal aunt.” 2 As Saalam Alaikum (Arabic) is a Muslim greeting that means “peace be upon you.” 3 Limbu-pani (Urdu-Hindi) means “lemonade.” 4 Daadi (Urdu-Hindi, Hindko) means “paternal grandmother.” 5 Chai (Urdu-Hindi, Hindko) means “tea.” 6 Apa...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... words, as the Chicana/o body can claim neither Indigenous nor Spanish identity, the queer Chicana/o body also departs from any singular gender or sexual identity. Frank also recounts a story of his maternal great-grandfather’s work as a scab for Sunkist. He calls his Chichimeca great-grandfather an...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2021
... the pandemic in Houston, where he is an assistant professor at Rice University. Now reliant on his stay-at-home clinical psychologist wife’s unpaid maternal labor, he meditates on his extended family’s work as part of the larger transnational diaspora of Filipina “waged reproductive laborers”—nurses...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... needs such as education and childcare. The government also passed legislation that supported and protected the rights of women in various arenas related to facilitating employment opportunities for women, programs to support working mothers, maternity health legislation, and equality in internal...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., almost parodic, about this track with its sinuous chorus (“Sit on mama lap/Hey, hey/Come sit on mama lap”), and its insistence on acknowledging the power and the allure of the maternal entrepreneurial figure, of which Knowles’s own mother Tina has clearly set a life-long inspirational example. Again...