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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... creation that calls for an insertion that, although not particularly useful for this exercise in translation, is made necessary for the internal workings of a language that does not take politely to “direct translation” and political omission. Throughout my life whenever I have encountered my mother’s...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Gabeba Baderoon Copyright © 2019 Gabeba Baderoon 2019 virgin Muslim Thelma and Louise apartheid existence You and your sisters ask your mother if it hurts on your wedding night when your hymen is broken and she answers, it’s a membrane and it doesn’t break, just gets nudged...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Marie Sarita Gaytán Abstract Hailed by fans and critics as “Mexico’s Mother,” and later “Mexico’s Grandmother,” the actor Sara García exemplified the sentimental attributes associated with notions of womanhood. As Mexico’s mother par excellence, García created multigenerational portrayals that...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Meridians (1 September 2014) 12 (2): 156–160.
Published: 01 September 2014
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Meridians (1 March 2013) 11 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Leigh Johnson Abstract This article argues that, as a tool for social justice and resistance, the concept of motherwork can be usefully applied to two texts by Chicana writers—Lucha Corpi's Black Widow's Wardrobe and Demetria Martínez's Mother Tongue . The essay draws on Patricia Hill Collins's...
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Meridians (1 September 2010) 10 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Ariana Vigil Abstract Relying on feminist theory concerning difference, identity, gender, and solidarity, “Transnational Community in Demetria Martínez's Mother Tongue ” reads Martínez's 1994 novel through a transnational feminist lens. I point out that Mother Tongue complicates identification with...
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Meridians (1 March 2004) 4 (2): 80–86.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 December 2016
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 382.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of my sheets fresh. the intimacy of our sheets is not fresh. it is fraught with frayed dreams hung from the wispy hairs of my mother’s temples. it is softly packed away in the folds of her arms. it is wafting silently through her curtains on sunday afternoons, when the light remembers to fall through...
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Meridians (1 March 2007) 7 (2): 63–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
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Meridians (1 September 2004) 5 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Meridians (1 March 2001) 1 (2): 130–153.
Published: 01 March 2001
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... second-generation black and Third Wave feminist daughter and mother, forwards a child-and-parent-centric model of motherhood that privileges biological bonds over chosen bonds (e.g., step, adoptive, othermothers) with one’s children. A self-identified bisexual woman, Walker centralizes in Baby Love a...
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Meridians (1 March 2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Silvia Schultermandl Abstract In Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman (1997), the Korean American protagonist reconciles with her Korean heritage through the act of spreading her mother's ashes. This essay looks at Keller's use of a “language of the body” that protests against rape and other forms of...
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Meridians (1 March 2016) 13 (2): 28–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Cassandra Fetters Abstract Taking feminist relational psychoanalyst Jessica Benjamin's ideas of “mutual recognition” as foundation, and studying the female relationships—mothers and daughters and friends—in Toni Morrison's Sula, I trace the complexities of the psychological development of Nel and...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 31. Mothers and children waiting to be treated at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority traveling health clinic, Mississippi, 1938. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Health Committee. Miscellaneous Organizations Collection, SSC. Figure 31. Mothers and children waiting to be treated at the Alpha Kappa More
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt Abstract The relationship of the enslaved past to the present has been an ongoing topic within African diaspora studies generally, and within Black feminist studies specifically. This essay traces a Black feminist genealogy rooted in Saidiya Hartman’s Lose Your Mother: A...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the other mother. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 critical theory sexual violence migration trauma 1961. Dhaka, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). A seventeen-year-old maid buries her six-day-old dead baby boy, with the help of the fifteen-year-old daughter of then-governor of...
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Meridians (1 March 2017) 15 (2): 353–381.
Published: 01 March 2017
... invisible in national politics because of their relegation to the domestic realm, their presence as historical agents and patriots in the body politic of the nation is made possible through the figure of a patriotic mother. Copyright © 2017 Smith College 2017 ...