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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
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2003
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 42. Flyer promoting Close That Bedroom Door! , a book that urged white women to oppose racial integration by resisting sexual advances of black men, circa 1957. Vivion Lenon Brewer Papers, SSC. (See Supplement 13 [2 pp.] .) Figure 42. Flyer promoting Close That Bedroom Door!, a book More
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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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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 (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 (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 (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 (2014) 12 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., these feminisms share two “Third World feminist” mandates: First, feminist analyses of Third World women's oppression and resistance should be historically situated; and second, Third World women's agency and voices should be respected. Despite these shared mandates, they have diverged in their proper domains...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vivian M. May Abstract Interpretive tools used to document and examine black women's insurgency can stifle as much as they reveal. Harriet Tubman is deservedly remembered for her sustained resistance to multiple forms of oppression. Yet, she is often portrayed in ways that misrecognize, distort...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 50–77.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Nonetheless, I argue for the importance of reconfiguring Tubman in the artistic and popular imaginary as an icon of resistance and a refutation of the national myths perpetuated in popular American history. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 ...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 78–98.
Published: 01 September 2014
...dann j. Broyld Abstract Harriet Tubman and female fugitives from the United States maintained elevated expectations for British Canada during the late antebellum period. Their quest to reach Canadian soil was twofold: they wanted to resist enslavement in America, and also to sidestep sexual...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as resistance to new capital allows critical insight into how marginalized groups negotiate their subject-position within hyper-mediated, “de-territorialized” spaces. A consideration of maquila women as both political actors and performers in the film draws attention to the scattered hegemonies of Asian...