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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 353–381.
Published: 01 March 2017
... this article sets out to explore the utility of motherhood as a mobilizing strategy for Angolan nationalist movements during the 19611975 armed struggle. In my analysis, I suggest that patriotic motherhood in the context of the Angolan freedom struggle can be portrayed as both: a) valuable productive labor...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... understanding of cultural expression of the time and as a background to the ideas, themes, and styles that are found in contemporary Ghanaian literature. Ghanaian literature women writers nationalist struggle gender identity Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 ...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 113–132.
Published: 01 September 2005
... gender equality. As Geraldine Heng attests, "historically, almost without exception, feminism has arisen in the Third World in tandem with nationalist movements-whether in the form of anti-colonial/anti-imperialist struggles, national modernization and reform movements, or religiousnationalist/cultural...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 95–127.
Published: 01 March 2001
... structures and class position mediated their careers. I will differentiate between the dominant nationalist ideology and its selective appropriation and modification by women -what one might call received nationalism. Women, especiallythrough their participation in all forms of nationalist struggles, from...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 22–40.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... 4 In contrast, Haunani-Kay Trask (1996) argues that feminism focuses solely on gender and therefore is inconsistent with a Hawaiian nationalist struggle, ultimately positing feminism as a white construct. She uses the terms "feminism" and "white feminism" interchangeably, not acknowledging feminist...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 267–296.
Published: 01 October 2023
... family law and introducing mandatory coeducation. At the same time, Turkish nationalists struggled under the postcolonial tension of remaining distinct from the West, all the while striving to become like it. Under the weight of this paradox, women were tasked with walking the tightrope of being modern...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 March 2006
...-there were secular and Islamist feminists-and the fact that the result ofEgyptian contact with the West cannot just be dismissed as foreign, particularly when generations of Egyptian men and women, many of whom were prominent in the nationalist struggle, were critical of the veil and the social/cultural...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 130–152.
Published: 01 September 2001
... has pointed out, It is of significance that at the time of the Black Consciousness Movement, the activist has available a ready-made masculinist discourse that had been used by many Black nationalist struggles in other parts of the world, particularly Negritude and the US Black Power Movement...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., Okeke-Agulu adds to the significance of this eminent artist's work her commitment to political freedoms, nationalist struggle, and cultural emancipation. In general, Sirry's paintings capture the relationship among feminist consciousness and women's activism, history, nationalism, and Islamic modernism...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 171–203.
Published: 01 March 2003
... to nationalism as a liberationist strategy for women. I thought that the men were simply leaving women out because it hadn't really occurred to them to do otherwise. I didn't see that it comes automatically to nationalist struggles to devalue the contributions of women, as well as gays or anybody else who...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 130–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... violence between communities, failing to acknowledge the inequalities between the majority and minority groups. Nor do they point to the increasing Hindutva influence on the Indian state, an influence that is also palpable in Bombay cinema. Conclusion Nationalist struggles generate extreme violence. Men...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 101–125.
Published: 01 March 2002
... their strengths and distancing themselves from literal and internalized oppression by whites. Cultural nationalists, then, "proposed a black cultural renaissance as a key component in the revolutionary struggle for Black Power" (VanDeburg 1992, 170). Cultural nationalists became the founders of the Black Arts...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of African feudal and colonial patriarchal oppression to the broad platforms that male nationalists had created and crafted for their own masculinist political agendas. In the course of struggle, we learned to adapt and adjust our political imaginaries to the larger nationalist project of independence...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 144–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
... song. Moreover, women's freedom is limited to their contribution to the patriarchal nationalist project-only in one particular song and only in the service of the cricket match and tax struggle. "Choote Lagaan" is thus not a larger declaration of independence, sexual or otherwise, for women. Listening...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... on at once the national struggle for self-determination and the gender struggle against patriarchal cultural norms. The film opens up new ways of imagining the category birangona and elicits a deeper appreciation of differentiated agency, vulnerability, and humanity. Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 202–208.
Published: 01 April 2020
... between World War I and World War II, during the French Mandate, the women’s movement gained a nationalist character. Women’s public support of an independent Lebanon was spurred by the Syrian revolt of 1925, and subsequent struggles for independence, as well as the changing political pressure of French...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... as the militant backbone to their anticolonial struggles for independence and women’s emancipation from oppressive customs. These rural women primarily fought battles against feudal landowners and old forms of subjugation based on land ownership, customary rule, and local hierarchies. As activists from...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 57–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., by challenging both modernist nationalist and Islamist constructions of private and public, by going international, beyond nation-state limits in their struggle for universal rights, middle-class women in Pakistan are in some ways challenging the role assigned to them in Chatterjee's definition of the project...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 September 2005
... strategically speak as a woman to women, and as a black to blacks. Such is the flexibility of her syncre-nationalist proclivities. And to her credit, Cooper understood the exclusions facing black women as the beginning, rather than the end, of the struggle. A perennial optimist, she maintained in the face...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 68–84.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of networks linking women's activism at the local and global levels. Fierce struggles over the meaning and significance of feminism took place at international women's conferences of activists and policy makers from 1975 to 1985. Some of these debates identified the South with the local and the North...