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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Carolina, to work and strategize with the Union Army, she had a dream. One night, in the home of allies who later told the story to journalists, she dreamed that slavery was over. She woke up triumphant and was reported to have repeated all day with gratitude and wonder a prophecy in the present tense...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 182–209.
Published: 01 April 2024
... studies, Indigenous studies, and their subfields, I focus on a transnational Indigenous nation within the present-day political borders of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran. My work is grounded within particular and fragmented locations that blur various lines and multiple layers of coloniality. As my lived...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 11–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
... and interfaith dialogue, and representations of Haitian religion in the media and in the world. Other topics discussed include Haitian sacred space and the environment, Vodou as a matriarchal religion, and divine archetypes present in her body of writings. Drawing from an Africana religion framework...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., “both stunned that sun can shine so brightly / after all our pain.” 12 I honor you as a whole in your many selves, black, woman, lesbian, mother, friend, daughter, brilliant, warrior, Marielle. I am because we are. You are here. Marielle, Presente! Northampton, Massachusetts, March 21, 2018...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 333–342.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombé Abstract The Superwoman Schema conceptual framework was developed to support the comprehensive assessment and understanding of stress and biopsychosocial factors that influence African America women’s health and health disparities. The present essay presents the factors...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in response to the government’s mismanagement of garbage in what they called the “You Stink” movement. Feminists, primarily through the formation the “Feminist Bloc,” joined in the protests and presented nuanced frameworks for understanding the problem and mobilizing against the state with a gendered lens...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
... with interpreting the controversy surrounding From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried , controversy that focuses on the question whether Weems is ethically wrong to show, in her series, daguerreotype images of enslaved and arguably humiliated women, images that Weems rephotographs and re-presents, drastically...
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Meridians (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...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 102–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... corners of the globe. On this occasion she had returned to the United Kingdom to present a research paper at the international conference “The United States and Global Human Rights” held at Oxford University. The timing of the interview was made pertinent by this context and by the fact that it was almost...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Mako Fitts Abstract This paper describes results from a qualitative study of the music video production industry and the creative process in rap music video production and artist marketing. Participant responses are presented in three areas: the music video production process, recent trends in rap...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... authority, legitimacy, legibility, and power. Hip-hop porn provides black women and men an arena for labor and accumulation as well as self-presentation, mediation, and mobility. As a space for work, survival, consumption, and identity-formation, the genre proffers an opportunity to explore the gendering...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in a “man's” profession. Lewis found the fortitude to take up the challenge and, along with several other women (all white), demonstrated the capacity to produce extraordinary marble sculptures. Lewis's burden was twofold. In addition to her gender, her race presented unique obstacles, especially to those who...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Sunera Thobani Abstract Following a speech against the war on terror the author presented at a conference on Violence Against Women, she was publicly attacked and threatened for “hate-mongering.” This paper was written in the aftermath of the controversy that followed. The author’s speech...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
... often warp Tubman’s contributions by presenting her as an exceptional but lone figure, by animating stereotypes of Black women’s unparalleled strength, or by fragmenting her activism via single-issue lenses. Critics also draw on maternal or salvific frames to soften Tubman’s militancy or enfold her...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... by presenting herself as an empowered subject instead of as an insulted object in her paintings. While the term chola has historically been used derogatorily, Coca reappropriates her chola identity and reclaims it as her own, consequently subverting its prejudicial, racist origins. Second, the essay studies...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the speculative with negative aesthetics to point toward a future that is hopeful while being attentive to the trauma of the past and present. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 Dominican Republic Rita Indiana pessimism futurism queer The video for Rita Indiana y Los Misterios’ “La hora de volvé...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 271–290.
Published: 01 October 2021
... elaborates briefly on three interconnected ideas: the construction of Islam as a unified religious and cultural mindset, its fetishistic character, and its enigmatic image of the woman to reflect on how Islam is presented as the antonym of Western civilization. mmoallem@berkeley.edu Copyright © 2021...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Taneem Husain Abstract In the United States’ current cultural and political climate, stereotypes of Muslims, such as the destructive terrorist and oppressed burqa-clad woman, are ever-present. For Muslim Americans, breaking outside of these stereotypes is fraught: merely contesting...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 397–412.
Published: 01 October 2022
... conditions, this essay also reflects on the difficulty of writing about grief while being personally entangled in its complicated emotions. Ultimately, her mother’s proactiveness and commitment to home within and beyond life present an intimate narrative and a family history that could show readers what...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 436–454.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Amanda Russhell Wallace Abstract There is no encapsulated decisive moment in mourning. Rather, it manifests as time based and time oriented collaging amalgamated from broad notions of the archive. Particularly, the author’s practice of historical collaging interlaces the past and present...
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