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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 263–294.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Esther Oluwashina Ajayi-Lowo Abstract In the quest to create global maternal health care protocols, African Indigenous birthing epistemologies are often overlooked in research, policy, and advocacy aiming to improve maternal health and reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR). The global maternal...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 333–342.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Popular Media Sources." American Journal of Public Health roi, no. i (January): 144-50. Black, Angela Rose, and Cheryl Woods-Giscombe. 2009. "Strong Black Woman Script (SBW-S): The Influence of Strength Embodiment on African American Maternal Health." Paper read at the American Public Health Association's...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 282–303.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the infant.” Gota de Leche continues to exist today with the same purpose to support malnourished children and maternal health. Mrs. Sheila Jaipal, a member of the Indian Delegation of the United Nations, noted that the All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) did commendable work advocating for maternal...
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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. More
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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. ...
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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, according...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 512–537.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Tiffany Caesar; Desireé Melonas; Tara Jones Abstract Through the recounting of the narratives of two revolutionary Black mothers, Melissa Mckinnies and Yolanda McNair, this essay explores the ways in which Black mothers who have lost children to police violence have responded to Black maternal...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and 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 (2022) 21 (2): 480–505.
Published: 01 October 2022
... the domestic maternal passage as her transfer from white mother to mistress, a passage that sets in motion her exile from home and entrance into the hell of slavery. This passage is procreative of her social death and an open wound in her memory of mother loss and her mother hunger. Moreover, she is plagued...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 76–79.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., where 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...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... for whom superior health, wealth and education were tied to racial endowments and a White Man's norm" (Stoler 2002, 64). The Moyne Report is remarkable for the way in which it attempted to balance benevolence and control, maternalism and paternalism, equality and inequality. We see this in its strong...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., “Safe Motherhood Initiative: Whither African Indigenous Birthing Knowledge?,” critiques the coloniality of the World Health Organization’s Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI). The SMI was launched in 1987 to address high maternal mortality rates in low- and middle-income countries, and was quickly adopted...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 260–275.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 CASE STATEMENT NATIONAL BLACK WOMEN'S HEALTH PROJECT April, 1993 Executive Summary The National Black Women's Health Project, NBWHP, is a national organization of self-help and health advocacy, run by Black women, that develops and administers programs...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
...). Cliff's novels do recover lost histories, challenge generic conventions, and offer feminist modes of political and social action; however, the novels' treatment of the processes of the female body suggests a more complicated view of feminist retrieval of maternal traditions than has been previously...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 226–256.
Published: 01 September 2004
... transcultural values from the moment they embrace particular ideologies offemininity. Eliding female desires with romantic love, maternal concern, and sentimental longing, the poem "Women Have No Need of Borders" asserts that the private world of cultural feminism offers the clearest public possibilities...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
... represent 60 percent of the incarcerated women in this country. We are marching to demand the end of racism in all its manifestations, including in the fields of health care, where maternal mortality is due to the lack of access to proper health care and the low quality of care combined with the lack...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... 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 household politics. 15 The Cuban...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and indigenous sovereignty movements in the United States. Thus, “Making Democracy Real” not only narrates a history of Black women’s organizing—from access to contraception and reproductive health more broadly to their understanding of the ability to control their own bodies as fundamental to their full...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that 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...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 166–188.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to our judicial, welfare, and health-care systems in ways that subject poor and queer women of color to inhumane and lethal laws, policies, and practice (Roberts 1997; Meridians:feminismra,ce,transnationalismrs, no. r (2016): r66-r88. Copyright© 2016 Smith College. doi: ro.2979/meridians.15.r.09 166...