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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 30–49.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Sueli Carneiro; Regina Camargo Abstract This essay seeks to define the course of Brazilian black women's struggle within the national feminist movement. It questions the classic feminist perspective founded on a supposedly universal notion of woman that takes Western white women as its paradigm...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of national elected office at the same time that black feminists were institutionalizing their activism into organizations, Chisholm bridged grassroots and local activism with the national state. She also bridged the ongoing black freedom struggle and women's movements, though not without complication...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 130–152.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Pumla Dineo Gqola ESSAY Contradictory Locations Blackwomen and the Discourse of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) in South Africa PUMLA DINEO GQOLA Thesupe,jiciasl ymbolsof the denialof Blacknesasre evidenitn the(_formerlyw)idespreaudseofskin-lightening and hair-straighteninaggentsby...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 108–113.
Published: 01 March 2004
... to which governments can be held accountable and pro-active mechanisms to make accountability meaningful; opportunities for public participation at local, national, and international levels; and both a connection to global women's movements and a structure for participating in them. Finally, like...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... feminist praxis drew its movement demands and strategies from the masses of women in anticolonial movements, both rural and urban poor women. It also framed a two-fold theory of women’s organizing: it delineated one platform for women fighting imperialism within colonized countries, and another platform...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Robert J. Patterson Abstract This article examines the official Black Lives Matter Movement (the Black Lives Matter Global Network) as a point of departure to argue that Black Lives Matter (BLM) in general expands our epistemological framework for thinking about black freedom movements, black...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Tracey Jean Boisseau Abstract This essay offers a close reading of Anne Moody’s widely read but under-theorized memoir of the civil rights movement, Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968). This essay’s focus mirrors a main focus in Moody’s narrative: her relationship with her mother. Much of the body...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Julia Sudbury Abstract This article examines the experiences of black, gender-oppressed women, and transgender activists in the anti-prison movement in the U.S. and Canada. By foregrounding the experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming activists, the author makes visible the reality...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in our two-part special issue on African Descendant Feminisms in Latin America, now focused on South and Central America (Part I focused on Brazil), I analyze the significance of Black feminisms for the culture and politics of Afro-Latin American social movements in the most recent past and present...
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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 (2000) 1 (1): 68–84.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Amrita Basu Globalizationof the Local/Localizationof the Global Mapping Transnational Women's Movements AMRITA BASU It may be time to replace the bumper sticker that exhorts, "Think Globally, Act Locally," with one that reads, "Think Locally, Act Globally". Or perhaps it's time simply to retire...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 42–65.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kimala Price Abstract Frustrated by the individualist approach of the “choice” paradigm used by the mainstream reproductive rights movement in the U.S., a growing coalition of women of color organizations and their allies have sought to redefine and broaden the scope of reproductive rights by using...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Brooke Lober Abstract In this interview, the writer, activist, and well-known woman of color feminist and participant in grassroots left movements Aurora Levins Morales explores the action and language of participatory social change, considered through the lens of her social location and experience...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Kimala Price Abstract Frustrated by the individualist approach of the “choice” paradigm used by the mainstream reproductive rights movement in the United States, a growing coalition of women of color organizations and their allies have sought to redefine and broaden the scope of reproductive rights...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... for the construction of an identity as activists in Black women's movements and for building the movement as a place for protagonism and for experiences that successfully challenge the powers that be. Furthermore, the article explores Brazilian feminist discourse, as it is recreated through the specific demands...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ochy Curiel; Manuela Borzone; Alexander Ponomareff Abstract This article rethinks the challenges of radical politics within a global neoliberal context by rekindling conversations about the history of Afro-Latin American women's movements. The article explores the current economic crisis and its...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 109–136.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Nishaun T. Battle Abstract “From Slavery to Jane Crow to Say Her Name” examines the ongoing social movement in the United States by Black women activists and intellectuals from as early as the nineteenth century to present day contemporary movements and campaigns such as Say Her Name, which began...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and the United States. This critical ethnic studies intervention focuses on the theoretical interventions driven by indigenous and Black race-radical feminists and how this has placed these activists at the forefront of anti-violence movement-building. Such an intervention specifically upholds the tensions...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that Nella Larsen and her novel Quicksand are emblematic of Ann Douglass's vision of the intricately fused Harlem Renaissance/white modernist literary movement of the 1920s as expressed in her 1995 study, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s. As a result, Larsen's liminal novel, her own identity...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Keisha-Khan Y. Perry Abstract In Brazil and throughout the African diaspora, rarely are black women, especially poor black women, considered leaders of social movements, much less political theorists. While Afro-Brazilian women are at the very heart of the struggle for urban housing and land rights...