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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kia M. Q. Hall Abstract What is the role of feminist scholar-activists in contemporary Black freedom movements such as Black Lives Matter? This article proposes a Transnational Black Feminist framework as a theoretical complement to grassroots activism in Black communities. The proposed framework...
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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... like Latin America. However, building on relatively recent attempts to locate Morrison in broader transnational spaces, in this discussion, I propose closely examining a text from another Anglophone, African diasporic context, which utilizes many of the strategies evident in Bluest —Kincaid's Annie...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... strategic hook to address three main subjects: the presence of racism in Puerto Rico and its connections to colonialism, a proposal to subvert patriarchal forms that dictate relationships between women, and an invitation to embrace our Afro-Caribbean identity as a manifestation of cultural resistance...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... interaction with nature, and nonmarket practices of sufficiency, the paper proposes to glean the knowledge and inherent integrity embedded in such processes to create new radical social knowledge and practices. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 contemporarity alternatives sufficiency nature...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... proposes naming this energy the ebb and flow of fieldwork research because this metaphor helps to destabilize and move beyond the rigid binaries of insider/outsider that have traditionally characterized power relations in fieldwork. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 feminist ethnography politics...
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 166–188.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Jallicia Jolly Abstract This essay proposes transnational reproductive justice as a useful approach to the liberation of multiply marginalized women. I center the systematic terror and denigration of women of color by various institutions, practices, and policies in order to demonstrate why we need...
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Meridians (1 March 2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celeste Henery Abstract This essay proposes diaspora as a love story—a tale of how black women create new possibilities for black collectivity through their writing. The experiences and affect of black women, born of their racial and gendered subjectivity, remain a less explored dimension in...
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Meridians (1 September 2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... reparative justice. We further propose concrete areas of conspiratorial action focused on deconstructing and challenging entrenched forms of thinking and representing Black/Afro-descendent women in the larger society, as well as practices of domination that divide our movements and communities along axes of...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theories are as consistently misrepresented. The compelling conception of intersectionality proposed by Black feminists and other feminist scholars of color has a long—often ignored—history in scholarship and activism. In the 1970s and 1980s it represented a dramatic challenge to a white feminism that...
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Meridians (1 March 2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Aimee Carrillo Rowe Abstract This paper explores the temporal structures that shape Chicana subjectivity. The historical figure, La Malinche, is often imagined through acts of betrayal as “La Vendida” (literally the one who has been sold). I propose an alternative reading—that of “La Devuelta”—the...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 12. “Possible Results of Project,” a list of potential outcomes of a Negro Service program, which Margaret Sanger compiled for inclusion in a funding proposal to Albert Lasker, circa 1939. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. (See Supplement 2 [2 pp.].) Figure 12. “Possible Results of Project,” a More
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., friendship, affection, and wordless connection that the word “sister” has held for many of us, despite existing debates about assumed meanings of the term. After an hour, the conversation showed no sign of ending. Another one of our board members, Charmaine Pereira, therefore proposed a new name that we...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 12. “Possible Results of Project,” a list of potential outcomes of a Negro Service program, which Margaret Sanger compiled for inclusion in a funding proposal to Albert Lasker, circa 1939. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. (See Supplement 2 [2 pp.].) Figure 12. “Possible Results of Project,” a...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... cultural norms that allow families to bully widows. Elizabeth Tsvangirayi was accused of cheating on her husband and threatened with disinheritance. Female activists and academics followed the events closely. Some proposed that we write statements in solidarity with her, but, in the end, we decided to...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Ghana, the Department of English has already recognized the need for a comprehensive study of writers of this era and has put together a research proposal for this purpose. However, Dove-Danquah’s male contemporaries, including J. B. Danquah and J. E. Casely-Hayford, have typically enjoyed high prestige...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... women’s bodily autonomy and sexual agency. Tamale goes on to assert that because sex work offers possibilities for economic and sexual liberation, African feminists should use the gender and sexuality analysis of sex work to draft a progressive continental agenda. Furthermore, she proposes that the...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Two articles in the December 1922 issue of the Howard University Record detail the event’s genesis and reception by both the women and the men on the campus. Proposing the idea for the dinner just “a few short days before the event,” Slowe led “a corps of efficient and enthusiastic workers of the...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Africans to the experience of blackness, Wright reframes North American, Caribbean, and African texts to propose a model that accounts for both shared diasporic histories and singular-formations of blackness across time and space. She writes, “An object in four-dimensional spacetime can be shown in only...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... upon women to support the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium’s “ghost town” campaigns, in which activists in Anglophone regions would withdraw from everyday activities in public spaces for two days to protest Anglophone marginalization. She further proposed that women protest naked in the...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... inheritances from the past. 1 A retablo is a devotional painting that traditionally appears behind the Catholic altar. 2 See the work of Halberstam ( 2011 ) and Love ( 2007 ). 3 For example, Maria Cotera ( 2015 ) works to decolonize the archive, proposing the archive as encuentro and...