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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 130–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
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Published: 01 December 2020
Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé) leading off the the Black Women’s March on Brasilia. Photo by Adriana Medeiros. Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé More
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the flexibility of religion as it moves through cultures and spaces of resistance, black Muslim women successfully reconcile hotep and hip-hop. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of nation, class, race, gender, and religion in two very different national contexts, Pakistan and Canada. Copyright © 2013 by Smith College 2013 ...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... informed by Walker's womanism, African American literary studies, and the history of Afro-Atlantic religions, this essay explores connections among these signal components of Clifton's work: namely, the poet's sense of agency and authority; the power of personal and collective history; and a nonsensational...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Asia , New Delhi : Zubaan Books , 2016 . Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 diaspora reform religion activists These six books—five monographs and one edited volume—represent the diversity of women’s studies as a field. They belong to different fields—literature, cultural studies...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to blacks and mixed-race or mulatto children poses to power structures such as politics, lines of filiation, and religion. Additionally the proximity such a system provides (and the slippery milk) creates an alternative space for the woman’s secrets or voice and story that are unable to be recorded...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé) leading off the the Black Women’s March on Brasilia. Photo by Adriana Medeiros. Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
... commitments of their feminism, including: Freedom of choice and autonomy regarding bodily integrity issues, including reproductive rights, abortion, sexual identity and sexual orientation. A critical engagement with discourses of religion, culture, tradition and domesticity with a focus...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 508–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in mobilizing: Black girls, adolescents, and young women, from the cities and the rural areas; Black nurses, teachers, domestic workers, quilombolas [quilombo/maroon community residents], Black prostitutes, Black women doctors, those linked to religions of African origin . . . Black women whose sons...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to teach them about history, culture, and religion. I’m expected to teach them how to be Indian! Dance classes have become a finishing school for Indian-American girls! And arangetrams for too many are just debutante balls! 14 The fact that the pedagogy of dance cultures today doesn’t look too...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . 2009 . The World’s Religions: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition . New York : Harper One . Wilson Shawn . 2008 . Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods . Halifax, Canada : Fernwood . Although I doubt you would identify as queer, you are an ancestor who paved the way for my...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., sexuality, age, class, ethnicity, nationality, language, and religion. In my case, the multiple identities I embody as a thirty-something-year-old, unmarried, English-speaking Kenyan woman at an elite university in the United States inevitably influenced my fieldwork in Angola. This essay contributes...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... rather than a religion.” Moreover, Trump’s appointment of staff—Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and Fred Fleitz—with connections to the anti-Muslim figures Frank Gaffney and Brigitte Gabriel has embolden anti-Muslim groups to further their goals, providing a glimpse into the everyday textures of Islamophobia...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., song, and mirroring reflections allow Hirsi to ask, “what would happen if . . . love or desire were given a chance across race, religion, culture, and class” (169). Making visible the simultaneous proximity and distance between Arab-Yemenis, African-origin Akhdam , Indians, and Europeans in Yemen...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 131–138.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of different races, classes, sexualities, and religions, and of at least ninety different nationalities. Thus, an analysis that elucidates the repressive effects of nationalist discourses is necessary for building a world that fosters peace as well as social and economic justice. Second, a transnational...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... ) Adventures of the Black Girl in Search of God. Shaw ( 1988 , 286) calls his tale “a most frightfully blasphemous religious story” about “the contact of black minds with white religions.” He takes his heroine, a club-wielding naked Black Girl, on a journey through the Bible in search of the “true” God...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . The essay culminates with an intersectional analysis of what it means to be an African sex worker feminist. In both studies most of the participants reported that many African cultures and religions deem sex work and feminism as either socially unacceptable or spiritually immoral. Please note...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... translation), “Revolution with a capital R like RAP / And raffle all the ideas received without getting off track / Revolution with a capital R like religion / With interpretations that only create divisions.” Gigi Lamayne, who graduated from university in the midst of the #FeesMustFall movement, released...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 51–68.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., imperialism, racism, sexism) to bond despite differences (race, class, religion)” (hooks and Dingwaney 1992 , 41). Similarly, Radhakrishnan suggests that the film “[revels] uncritically in the commodification of hybridity. The two young lovers walk away into the rain in a Hollywood resolution of the agonies...