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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 332–334.
Published: 01 October 2019
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ) is to have a space where Black women can find healing in others’ moments of clarity about self-love, self-care, mental health, and well-being. Inspired by bell hooks’s discourse on the gaze and rooted in community psychological research with a Womanist approach, the S.O.S. Project builds upon intrinsic...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Kevin Everod Quashie Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 ESSAY The OtherDancerAs Self Girlfriend Selfhood in Toni Morrison's Sula and Alice Walker's TheColorPurple KEVIN EVEROD QUASHIE Near the end of Toni Morrison's Beloved,Paul D returns to find Sethe in bed, exhausted...
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Published: 01 November 2018
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... authority, legitimacy, legibility, and power. Hip-hop porn provides black women and men an arena for labor and accumulation as well as self-presentation, mediation, and mobility. As a space for work, survival, consumption, and identity-formation, the genre proffers an opportunity to explore the gendering...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
... argue that the emergence and configuration of this patriarchy demonstrates the flexibility of patriarchal ruling. Its formation of new gendered expectations in immigrant settings by no means indicates that the “old” values from the homeland, such as chastity, self-sacrifice, and self abnegation, have...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 351–362.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Walker-Barnes suggests self-awareness as one of a myriad of interventions to combat the internalization of the StrongBlackWoman myth and the multidimensional manifestations of dis-ease it produces in black women. Offering greater specificity to Walker-Barnes’s strategy, this paper identifies the practice...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Laura Lomas Abstract The exiled Cuban poet, editor, and feminist Lourdes Casal breaks with social scientific convention and identifies in the first person with “Hispanic Blackness,” feminism, and Cuba in her essays about race and revolution. Her bridging of identity categories informs Casal’s self...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., or posted. The circulation and the appeal of the poem signals that Black women in various parts of the Americas are collectively using it not only as a tool of self-expression, but also as a point of departure for consciousness-raising, identity formation, and collective action. In a region where Black...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
....” Normalized chaos is defined as a defense mechanism used by Black women to minimize daily hassels and life situations, viewing them as part of their “normal” life. Normalizing chaos leads to cocreated self-violence and trauma under the guise of martyrdom. By disrupting the narrative of normalized chaos within...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of affirmation and preservation of self and community in ways that are unique to bèlè women. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 CAMEE MADDOX-WINGFIELD The Dance Chose Me: Womanist Reflections on Bele Performance in Contemporary Martinique Abstract In contemporary Martinique, an overseas territory of France...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... supremacist self-perceptions and projections onto blacks. When possible, black women exploited white racism to their advantage and white judges’ racial paternalism ethos occasioned such exploitation. In so doing, black women earned their legal victories by acting intentionally and with savvy. Works Cited...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of women’s voices in the context of preserving and transmitting an idea of quintessential Korean culture to an international audience. Such nationalist tendencies demand the “feminization” of the translator—requesting her to be barely visible while performing a self-effacing humility in deference...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in the 1950s–1960s civil rights movement. This article explores Anne Moody’s daughterly point of view as expressed in her writing to understand why and how Anne was able to develop a distinct sense of self and consciousness, one that alienated her from her mother and laid the groundwork for her activist...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
... women interviewed by the author in Karachi and Islamabad. She argues that the espousal of secularism by feminists as a political cultural discourse in South Asia can initiate a politics that challenges hegemonic notions of self, community, and nation that are gaining strength in Pakistan. This position...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 297–322.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., this self-critique grounded in historical and material relations of caste seeks a feminist readership invested in public accountability and denaturalizing Brahminical merit in academia. Works Cited Alexander M. Jacqui , and Mohanty Chandra Talpade , eds. 1997 . Preface to Feminist...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
... imagery and the self-commodification of Black womanhood via industrialized content creation. The marketability of the current iteration of #Blackgirlmagic diminishes the possibility of radical digital praxes such as protecting and holding virtual space for unpalatable and unprofitable Black femme...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... on at once the national struggle for self-determination and the gender struggle against patriarchal cultural norms. The film opens up new ways of imagining the category birangona and elicits a deeper appreciation of differentiated agency, vulnerability, and humanity. Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article examines the consolidation of love into a black feminist politics during second-wave feminism. By reading love-politics as both a practice of the self and a nonidentitarian strategy for constructing political communities, I argue that black feminism's love...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
... become a subject of intense scrutiny from different segments of society. In 2005 the founder of the organization, Dr. Farhat Hashmi, moved to Mississauga, Ontario, Canada to establish a branch of Al-Huda for diasporic Muslim women. In the months that followed, staunch critiques from self-identified...