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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 1. Perceived Prettiness with “Looks Hispanic” Ratio Note : The images in figures 1–4 are taken from these sources: Before and After: American Beauté, vol. 2 (Freehold, N.J.: Dennis Bernard); Family Album III (Auburn, Mass.: Worcester Reading Co.); Family Images, vol. 2 (Auburn More
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2016
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... recognition and consideration as foundational to theorizing settler colonialism broadly. In an essay reprinted first in 1993 and then in 1999, Trask noted that settler colonialism “has as one of its goals, the obliteration rather than the incorporation of indigenous peoples” (Trask 1999 : 26). As a result...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 85–109.
Published: 01 September 2000
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 66–67.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... Paula J. Giddings, focusing on the Eleanor Roosevelt biography, provides a “biography of a biography,” noting appreciatively the nuanced text and rich portrait provided of E.R.'s relationships with men and women. Former students Debra Schultz and Marcia Gallo celebrate not only Cook's pioneering work on...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Erica L. Johnson Abstract Dionne Brand's memoir, A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging , touches on the author's childhood in Trinidad and adulthood in Canada but is equally concerned with understanding and intervening in the larger histories among which Brand situates her identity. A...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... know Clifton's work well also note key elements of her poetic voice in which she honors the everyday mysticism of African American experience, a firm claim to agency and creativity in the face of terror, and an insistence on telling the truths of history—the joyful truths as well as the hidden and...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
... includes a second lesson plan developed by Karsonya Wise Whitehead (the author of Notes from a Colored Girl ) that builds upon the author’s work to apply a black feminist lens to the work of Emilie Frances Davis. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 ...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Julie Iromuanya Abstract The politically voiceless, economically visible, and racially indeterminate middleman minority status as noted by sociologists Edna Bonacich and Pyong Gap Min hardly comes to mind when scholars envision women of Africa and the African Diaspora. Still, when considering the...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Karsonya Wise Whitehead Abstract Alice Walker in her book, In Search of Our Mothers’ Garden , notes that when you write the book you want to read, you are both pointing and following your “direction of vision.” As a writer and a Black feminist scholar, the author understood this to mean that she...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 246–247.
Published: 01 April 2021
... draining like a birthday balloon, the electric zap cracked chest, puppy whimpers in the backlit light, the once and only flatline note turned air to ash and tears to saline drip of lost time, time codes, a call for the darkly beloved to scamper through this plastic tubing, red tape, tape decks...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 131–138.
Published: 01 December 2020
... impact of war and internal repression in a larger context of global histories of displacement, forced migrations, and expulsions. We oppose the U.S. and European sponsorship of regimes responsible for coerced displacements, and we note how patterns of immigration, exile, and forced flight are closely...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... theory of justice. Of course, Jordan was not the first to put love at the center of her Black feminist project; a few years earlier, the Combahee River Collective Statement noted that its proto-intersectional politics “evolve[s] from a healthy love for ourselves, our sisters, and our community which...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 282–303.
Published: 01 October 2019
... organizations played in social welfare. Mrs. Paz P. Mendez was the former dean of the college at Centro Escolar University in Manila and held office at several women’s organizations in the Philippines. Mendez noted the significant role the Filipina feminist movement and women’s organizations played in...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... . 1949 . British Woman in New China: Marion Ramelson’s Report on the Asian Women’s Conference, Peking . London: British Committee, WIDF , 5 . Ramelson Marion . Notes. Women’s Bureau, Communist Party of Great Britain Collection, People’s History Museum, Manchester . Robeson Eslanda...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
...; feminism,race,transnationalism is particularly pleased to presage that milestone with this fall 2019 special issue on “Radical Transnational Feminisms,” guest edited by highly regarded transnational feminist scholars Laura Briggs and Robyn C. Spencer. As Briggs and Spencer note in their introduction to...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that the Dominican people do not make up a nation (understood here to mean a self-governable people). As Tejada notes, these beliefs are perpetuated in intellectual discourse, and then are in fact expanded on by Trujillo in his eventual rise to power. Indiana’s work explicitly takes on the racism...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... University. I am grateful to the instructors, guest presenters, and the other participants for the many inspirational conversations that emerged in that setting. 3 However, this marginalization is now more often contested. Note the recent conference and proceedings in Canada that resulted in Green...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Cooper, provided the intellectual framework through which to understand ongoing debates about the value of black life in the American body politic. He notes that one of the major obstructions to racial progress that BLM makes visible is the morally dim-witted, which is, in Lebron’s ( 2017 : 153) words...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... regarding the inheritance of a family legacy. Baby Love , Hopson notes, is Rebecca Walker’s second memoir; the first having focused on her coming of age as the biracial daughter of a Jewish father and famous African American mother, novelist Alice Walker. Ironically, the dissolution of the younger Walker’s...