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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Abstract On March 8, 2013, renowned black feminists Barbara Smith and Beverly Guy-Sheftall were brought together on the same panel, moderated by historian Paula Giddings, in a compelling conversation that closed out the first day of the Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Resistance Symposium...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zoe Spencer; Olivia N. Perlow Abstract This work develops and conceptualizes a new theory, Post Traumatic Slave Master Syndrome, that is utilized to critically correlate historic patterns of lynching Black women to contemporary violent state (actor) responses to Black women’s resistance...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 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. Copyright © 2018...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 283–288.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Sunera Thobani Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 WOMEN'S RESISTANCE CONFERENCEEXCERPTS FROM SPEECH SuneraThobani October 1, 2001 When I was invited to give a talk about the current global crises, I thought I would entitle it, If WeAreAllAmericansNow, What's a BrownGirlToDo...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2003
... situates gender oppression and devices of female resistance in a specific temporal and spatial context. Taking the case of a literary text, WeSinjulWomen:ContemporarUy rduFeminisPt oetry(1991)I will explore the ways in which cultural production becomes a tool of resistance in a climate of social repression...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 446–474.
Published: 01 October 2023
... from the public imaginary of mourning and loss. It also considers how the multiple subject positions of Puerto Ricans shape belonging both locally and across transnational borders. In doing so, the author makes the case for an intersectional analysis of mass violence, mourning, and resistance, in order...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Jennifer J. Smith Abstract Michelle Cliff's novels Abeng and No Telephone to Heaven have received significant critical attention for their attempts to establish a lineage of female resistance to oppression and to restore matrilineal histories that have been effaced by colonial and neocolonial...
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 7. Occupy Me: Topping from the Bottom , Hushidar Mortezaie’s installation at SOMArts Cultural Center for the exhibition The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience . Image courtesy of Chani Bockwinkel. More
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 8. Occupy Me: Topping from the Bottom , Hushidar Mortezaie’s installation at SOMArts Cultural Center for the exhibition The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience . Image courtesy of Chani Bockwinkel. More
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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 9. Occupy Me: Topping from the Bottom , Hushidar Mortezaie’s installation at SOMArts Cultural Center for the exhibition The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience . Image courtesy of Chani Bockwinkel. More
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
... calls a “rebel consciousness” through representations of female rebels who refuse to “know duh place.” Cliff's rebel women combat and resist traditional representations of womanhood, patriarchy, colonial culture, and homophobia. The genealogy of the “fighting spirit” of Caribbean women is registered...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Laura Briggs Abstract Debt and imperialism have long been crucial questions for transnational feminism. This article attends particularly to recent and historical traditions of resistance in Puerto Rico and the wider Caribbean. It argues that part of the intellectual and political struggle has been...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... their economic rights. In a white-dominated society predicated upon the denial of black rights, freedom, and dignity, poor black women seeking justice in civil court cases had to employ resistance strategies that did not openly challenge white authority. In white paternalism, a cultural mainstay...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... their efforts to resist this violence in concert with a broader resistance to carcerality overall. Copyright © 2001 Wesleyan University Press, now published by Duke University Press on behalf of Smith College 2001 prison industrial complex women in prison violence against women gendered racism...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 April 2022
... revolt in Jamaica at the end of the eighteenth century. In Rosalie l’infâme , Evelyne Trouillot traces the legacy of women’s resistance in Saint Domingue through the eyes of her young protagonist Lisette in this same period. James and Trouillot examine Black girls’ coming of age through collective...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by the mainstream yet collectively revalorized through historical processes of community-based struggle. In a horizontal move toward resistant sociality, I argue that passing-as-if functions as a maneuver for political company by those who are racialized as non-white yet who do not belong to groups that have...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 September 2010
... with the other and resists the impulse by characters to elide national, racial, and sexual difference. However, the articulation of community identities and the portrayal of characters as members of both oppressed communities and communities in resistance offers a new and provocative way to understand how...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Leigh Johnson Abstract This article argues that, as a tool for social justice and resistance, the concept of motherwork can be usefully applied to two texts by Chicana writers—Lucha Corpi's Black Widow's Wardrobe and Demetria Martínez's Mother Tongue . The essay draws on Patricia Hill Collins's...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Patricia McFadden Abstract This essay theorizes contemporarity as a new framework for Black feminist resistances—personal and sociopolitical—and explores reimagined lived realities as a crucial site for the generation of new feminist epistemologies and alternative ways of living. Given the failures...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 146–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... The article reviews the context of the image and the art reception history that resisted naming it an image of rape. The author juxtaposes the painting with a Marian statue hidden and thus saved from the Dutch iconoclasm—now one of the most famous Black Madonnas in Europe—to locate theologically the process...
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