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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 189–204.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Rita Turner Abstract The first half of this piece is an essay exploring environmental racism through the lens of the lead poisoning of Freddie Gray. The essay outlines some details of Gray’s lead poisoning and gives background and examples of how environmental degradation and exposure to toxins...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of traditional Pacific Islanders by dominant white culture. The piece seeks to inspire a greater understanding of the complexity of Hawaiian culture as well as the damage caused by the diminishment of true Hawaiians represented in popular culture. The aim of this piece is, ultimately, to encourage thought...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 127–130.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Amrita Basu; Paula Giddings; Inderpal Grewal; Kamala Visweswaran Abstract The links among feminism, race, and transnationalism, which are key to the Meridians project, are also crucial to understanding the events of 9/11 and the war on Afghanistan. Some pieces in this archive provide feminist...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Tina Hernandez Abstract This narrative, creative nonfiction piece is implicitly about epigenetics and explicitly about the oral tradition among multigenerational women in the author’s Cuban American family. How we see ourselves and each other is explored literally and metaphorically. Copyright ©...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in various genres that they thought best captured their voices, their feelings. Thus, the words recounted here are in the form of personal essays, poems, photographs, and even a piece of fiction. Given Haiti's place in the global racial imaginary, and since we are all only too aware of its historical...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the people on the border imitate an incomplete reality and, as a result, the alienation of these groups by the pre-established norms of both surrounding societies. This article reconsiders the border experience of the Amazon and Texas with the purpose of comparing and recuperating pieces of the inhabitant's...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that means for positive identity formation and healing from a toxic, homophobic environment. The piece is grounded in Black feminist work such as Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle by Katherine McKittrick (2006) and bell hook’s (1990) “Homeplace: A Site of Resistance,” as well...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 131–138.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Paola Bacchetta; Tina Campt; Inderpal Grewal; Caren Kaplan; Minoo Moallem; Jennifer Terry Abstract This piece was written collaboratively as a response to the bombing of sites in Afghanistan in September 2001 as the United States began to retaliate for Al-Queda attacks on U.S. targets. Anticipating...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Claudia Ferreira; Adriana Medeiros Abstract These three brief pieces formed part of a two-part special issue (vol. 4, nos. 1 and 2, 2016) on Afro-Descendant Feminisms in Latin America. The unprecedented nationwide mobilizational process that culminated in the first-ever Marcha das Mulheres Negras...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sasha A. Khan Abstract An extension of an ongoing haunted queer diasporic kinship practice, this piece consists of letter-poems written to the author’s ancestor, Shauki Masi, who passed away several years ago. In this way, the author offers queer Muslim meditations on the five pillars of Islam...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 September 2018
...) and the birthplace of Black resistance and revolution, we chose the Dominican artist Iris Pérez Romero’s Corazón iluminado , de la serie Energía Vital ( Illuminated Heart ) as our cover for this issue. This piece from her Energía Vital /Vital Energy series is part of Pérez Romero’s broader artistic response...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
... “the thread of my blood” (55). At the close of this early work, Levins Morales situates her Ashkenazi–Puerto Rican heritage in relation with the Palestinian struggle for survival and freedom in the extended prose piece, “If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem”; responding to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and pieces” from the existing repertoire of working-class Chicano/a visual culture. While López, as an artist working in digital media, has access to high technology, she uses that technology to develop a digital rasquachismo . Like many Chicano/a artists, López does not reject the popular cultural...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 Exemplifying Meridians’ s mission to bring race and transnationalism into feminist conversation, the pieces in this issue illuminate what is at stake in our quests to grapple with settler colonial and imperialist legacies...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 480–481.
Published: 01 October 2019
... étoiles The earth wrenched my heart in a quick and violent gesture ripping it apart scattering thousands of pieces like the tears of wandering birds across the four corners of my island and since then every night I hear it beating hesitating halfway between rubble and stars...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 39–52.
Published: 01 April 2021
... pieces and bras and ladies’ panties in a small, cramped, hot shop that smelled of cotton and sweat. Rani used to do her homework there, in her mother’s chair, while her mother matched blouse pieces and petticoats for customers who streamed through the shop nonstop. Rani studied till seventh standard...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 246–247.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., deckhands parting the frozen ocean of the great before, the textless blue screen, that phone is beloved still, gripped lovingly in pieces or intact. ...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 October 2020
... consciousness ideas, [and] was an antecedent to the women of color feminism that would emerge in the late twentieth century” (Materson 2009 : 36). The ICWDR archival piece that follows highlights how the internationalist, feminist, antiracist and decolonizing orientations of the council employed strategies...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... se me fue de las manos” (a performance art piece that got out of hand) (Feria del Libro Bogotá 2015 ). Indiana collaborated with a group of musicians to form the electro-merengue band Rita Indiana y los Misterios. In 2010 the band released its album, El Juidero , on indie label Premium Latin Music...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
... it in the title of their groundbreaking anthology more than a decade earlier, within women’s studies and race and ethnicity studies it seemed that All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave (Hull, Scott, and Smith [1982] 2015 ). Thus, one of the signature pieces of the Brave...