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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... be located within the history of British colonialism and its intersections with white, Western, imperial patriarchy. This article does so by explicating the intersections of gender, race, and class in the post-1945 double-inscription of metropole and colony in British liberalizing social reform and national...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
...: Social Reform and the Late Nineteenth-Century South Asian Novel , Flashpoints series , Evanston : Northwestern University Press , 2017 . Vanita Reddy , Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture , Philadelphia : Temple University Press , 2016...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and abolitionist visions and explores the possibility of “non-reformist reforms” that take up the challenge of a radical, antiracist, gender justice perspective. The article posits the existence of a unique abolitionist vision and praxis, centered on the participants' direct experience of gender oppression...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Khanum Shaikh Abstract The focus of this paper is Al-Huda International, a Pakistan-based Sunni Muslim women's organization working to bring about social reform through women's religious education. Created and led by urban, upper-class Pakistani women, Al-Huda approaches religious interpretation...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
... communities. It also explores why they are the main political actors interpreting the racial, gender, and class dynamics of urban development policies and fighting to reform projects of socio-spatial inclusion in cities. Bridging the scholarly gap between black feminist theorization and the grassroots...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 219–254.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for thinking about the kinds of social reformations that are needed to bring about social equity between and for men and women in Indian communities—an equity that is an essential aspect of decolonization and social justice for Native peoples in North America. In the years pending the Supreme Court’s ruling...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2020
... known as the Negro Fellowsip League. The riot in the Illinois capital also had alerted a group of White liberals, many of them socialists, whose ties to traditions of progressive reform had earned them the moniker of neo-abolitionist. Among them was William English Walling, born of a wealthy former...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Whether it is a campaign for an individual or workers in an entire industry, the worker committees have been key in providing strategic guidance. So far, we have had two major offensive campaigns emerge from the committees: an anti–wage theft reform in the city of Northampton (2015 to March 2017...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 October 2020
...-educated and highly respected middle-class African American women, was actively engaged in a variety of political agendas and social reform efforts locally and nationally. Situating discrimination of African Americans across the United States into the larger context of ongoing global European and American...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of women in the country. Their response to what they perceived as a girl hawker problem was to campaign for stringent restrictions against hawking by girls in the city of Lagos. Beginning in the early 1920s elite women reformers had been writing petitions to the Lagos Colony government to “prohibit...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... for Black Lives . New York : Back Bay . Marable Manning . 2007 . Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945–2006 . Jackson : University Press of Mississippi . Mbembe Achille . 2003 . “ Necropolitics .” Public Culture 15 , no. 1 : 11...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., was released in 1938 by Sri Sarathi Studios in Madras and was directed by Ramabrahmam, a vociferous critic of the caste system. Ramabrahmam’s films critiqued social hierarchies in general, and his approach complemented the mounting fervor surrounding Gandhian ideologies of reform and equality. The narrative...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... imprisonment is sure to create them. According to Penal Reform International, [l]ong term prisoners may develop mental and psychic disturbances by imprisonment itself and by being cut off from their families. Mental problems also arise and may become chronic in big prisons, where there is much overcrowding...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the twentieth century, birth control was illegal in the United States. The Comstock Act of 1873 had labeled birth control obscene and banned distribution of contraceptive devices or information. By the 1910s reformers were challenging the criminalization of birth control, and they achieved a minor victory when...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Party leaders, such as Liu Shaoqi, argued against a resolution in the Asian Women’s Conference that emphasized open fights for women’s legal rights in Asia. Asian women who openly sought the legal rights to marriage reform, equal pay, or land rights, Shaoqi argued, would immediately be targeted...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... reasoning, women who go “too far” in the eyes of nationalists betray their own race, ethnicity, and nation; therefore, these women cannot sustain their moral high ground, even as they speak for rights and justice. As a reaction, some nationalist reformers subscribed to the idea that the status of women...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the Viequense population dwindled, there were rapid changes transforming the main island. The populist leadership of the Popular Democratic Party, in power from 1944 to 1969, committed to a series of far-reaching reforms. These initially focused on broadening access to land, work, and sustenance under a more...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 202–208.
Published: 01 April 2020
... occupation during World War II (Weber 2003 : 91). Women leaders promoted nationalist curricula in schools, and increasingly addressed the French colonial state on social issues such as health, education, labor, and the reform of religious personal status laws concerning marriage, divorce, and inheritance...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 November 2018
... College would help to create a society in which “what are called [women’s] ‘wrongs’ will be redressed, their wages adjusted, their weight of influence in reforming the evils of society will be greatly increased, as teachers, as writers, as mothers, as members of society, their power for good...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the economic basis for inequality; namely, capitalism. 8 Under socialist tenets, the Revolution immediately made efforts to restructure Cuban society for the sake of equality. It created and implemented numerous programs with far-reaching effects such as agrarian and urban housing reform. Of most noted...