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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Claire Raymond Abstract This essay considers the ethically complex figure of the feminine witness to suffering by thinking in-depth about photographer and installation artist Carrie Mae Weems's installation From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (Weems 1995–1996). The essay is concerned with...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 147–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., or changing it. Minor Planet 2986 was not named for me. But when the Dutch astronomer in San Diego saw the comet-like planetoid, the main-belt asteroid, that would bear my name (well, hers), he thought of the dancer he had met in Ahmedabad, the lonely physicist’s wife, and their toddler’s...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 149–154.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the gods with its height. i have not cried at all while writing this. i cried when i saw those buildings collapse on themselves like a broken heart. i have never owned pain that needs to spread like that. and i cry daily that my brothers return to our mother safe and whole. there is no...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 November 2018
... admit that when Alicia and Gabeba approached Meridians about guest-editing a special issue on African feminisms, the possibility of obliquely honoring both Dr. Mwangis, N’gendo and Wambui, occurred to me. I was even more thrilled when I saw that Neo Sinoxolo Musangi’s “Counterpoint” in this collection...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... out the kitchen window and she saw all the chickens over there, and she ran over, chasing them hoping his car wouldn’t pull in the driveway, and she slipped UP, on a rock, and came down HARD, right on her belly, and just broke her baby into pieces from up in the air. The doctor in those days came out...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... they were present in to actually make that point. There’s much more awareness among women activists I think. I saw a lot of strength, and also challenging the discourse of priority: what’s more important what’s less important. The sexual harassment cases are documented. Some of them were actually...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the twenty-first century saw tremendous growth in non-European heritage populations. These changing demographics forced a reconsideration of conventional (im)migrant assimilation and acculturation axioms. For example, by 1990 the anthropologist Eugenia Georges argued that Dominicans in the...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 September 2018
... brilliant participation in what would be your last public appearance. Someone on Facebook was streaming the event live, and I was lucky I had learned about it. I saw when you opened the panel acknowledging the importance of creating spaces where black women (particularly those at the outskirts of society...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... success as Centro director was a threat to her husband’s masculinity. She recalls how the public recognition she received was difficult for him to process. “When they told him that I was doing important and good work, that’s when it started to get complicated. . . . I started to realize that he saw it...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 394–413.
Published: 01 October 2019
... participants were largely queer/lesbian-identified women who saw sexual liberation as inherent to revolutionary worldmaking. Somos Hermanas was one of many queer radical collectives that subverted the U.S. Left’s internal homophobic tendencies and propensity to conceptualize queerness as incompatible with...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... technology that gained currency during the postrevolutionary pursuit of coherence and a shared sense of national belonging. Properly maternal, the madre abnegada emerged on screen at a time when some critics saw modern women as vulnerable to the foreign influences of consumer culture, the decadence of...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 13–21.
Published: 01 December 2020
... thinking innovatively. When I was young, I thought there was something wrong with me because if my father said “yes,” I said “no.” And if my mother said, “do this,” I did the opposite. I thought I was a very problematic child. But when I arrived at university and I saw so many people questioning the...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... a lovely girl, Effua,” he caressed her shiny black hair so artistically plaited. “But, my master, I have always been like this, haven’t I?” “I suppose so, beautiful; but I only saw you today.” “You only saw me today?” “Today.” “Have you forgotten?” “Forgotten what, my love?” “You paid fifty...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... saw as the most pressing moral dangers facing the city of Lagos: underage prostitution and hawking by girls. Elite women activists did not regard hawking by girls as a normal aspect of Lagos social life or the socialization of girls; rather they challenged the colonial state and the Lagos public with...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
... splitting with the heat Marrow bubbles Until there is nothing left White faces glowing orange White ash He was the last For a while The summer wore on without mercy Heat collected on the porches of small empty houses    ceilings painted a hopeful blue like the sky Cat Saw brier...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and sinned. As time passed I wanted to be different from that one-dimensional woman described in the few books I could read. The thing I feared more than becoming one of the women from those books was being like the women I saw around me. The submissive one, the dependent one, the migrant, the...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... targeting not only “local” populations of Asian Americans who had accumulated wealth and power in Hawaiʻi, but also the foreign investors who may never have permanently moved to Hawaiʻi but saw it as an idyllic vacation spot or lucrative business opportunity. The concept of Asian settler colonialism has...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... colonial myth of development: The Barclay Brothers, who started Barclays Bank, were slave-traders. That is how they made their money. When the English outlawed the slave trade, the Barclay Brothers went into banking. It made them even richer. It’s possible that when they saw how rich banking made them...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
...). It is important to note that the paternalism of white employers, who saw themselves as good-hearted and giving, was accessible to black subordinates—not blacks who engaged them as equals. Whites deemed black domestics eligible for paternalistic treatment if they performed obedience, loyalty, and...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 295–320.
Published: 01 October 2020