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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Patricia de Santana Pinho Abstract This article examines representations of domestic workers in Brazilian “common sense,” in the Gramscian use of the term. It argues that the dominant trope of maids' bodies as “dirty,” and yet the “most suitable” to carry out the job of cleaning, is produced...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 49–63.
Published: 01 March 2008
...,I amburning! I'm a voice slit from sound, just snitches of blood, loopholes of sweat, a sack of flesh you shut me in. 54 MERIDIANS 8:2 What words of passage to that unlit place? What rites of sense? Amma, I am dreaming myself into your body. It is the end of everything. Your pillow stained...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and hurtful ones. In all of these elements, black women and our ways of knowing are privileged in Clifton's writing. There is a strong measure in which the poet's oeuvre and sensibility may be described as “womanist” in the broadest sense of the term developed by Alice Walker (1983). Using a framework...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
... relationship between Cha's narrator and her mother, a sense of shared loss and cultural grief can become the basis around which collective identity might be organized. JENNIFER CHO Mel-han-cholias PoliticalPractice in TheresaHakI<yungCha'sDictee Abstract Drawinfgrom theoriesofmelancholfyrom DavidEng...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of carceral common sense. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 LENA PALACIOS ChallengingConvictions: Indigenousand BlackRace-Radical FeministsTheorizingthe Carceral StateandAbolitionistPraxisin the UnitedStatesand Canada Abstract Thisessay,withaccompanyin.lgessonplan,explorehs owrace-radicawl omenofcolor...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Drawing from notions of the “healthy erotic” and the “politics of pleasure” (Morgan 2015), the author argues that this woman-centered aspect of bèlè performance has a critical therapeutic function for Black women in Martinique—interpreted as restorative sensuality in that it brings a remarkable sense...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 351–362.
Published: 01 March 2018
... while embracing a sense of community with God and with others. This intervention takes seriously a womanist ontology of isness, which articulates the coherent and unified relationship between the body and the soul by attending to the inextricable connection between emotional, spiritual, and physical...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
... are inherently and primarily pedagogical, the lesson plan explores the ways we learn, teach, and organize in a manner that teaches against the grain of carceral common sense. This lesson plan outline can be adapted for an upper-division undergraduate course or community-based course, as there are many systemic...
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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): 298–322.
Published: 01 October 2021
...-identified people through a biopolitical framing of population, where apprehend is understood in both senses of the word—in terms of understanding Muslims as well as criminalizing them. ajarmakani@sdsu.edu Copyright © 2021 Smith College 2021 anti-Muslim racism data lives feminist...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 179–186.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to the gulf that underlies sense. It was between the dark covers of that copy of TheWavesthat I first encountered the sense that truth could be verified bywhatwas felt on the skin and in the bloodstream, that the body, as Woolf put it "goes before me like a lantern down a dark lane, bringing one thing after...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 September 2004
... been lucky in that my family has been really supportive in the most important sense. In that if you need things materially, there was always someone to help, even if they didn't have too much themselves. My soul was also fed by family from the time I was a girl. My aunts told lots of stories. My...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... find myself at a conjuncture in my feminist consciousness and lived reality. I realize that I am in a new place in my creative imagination and social circumstances. This sense of consciousness, of having been part of the change in the aesthetic and material reality of my existence, is what I understand...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 194–207.
Published: 01 March 2001
... AND RACISM IN AUSTRALIA 195 unavoidably through institutionalized racism. I had no real sense of what was "women's business" for them and understood that it was quite different from the women's rights with which I identified. 3 I was ignorant about Aboriginal history's sense of time, use of the land...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 40–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... among those in exile (either forced or self-imposed) for a sense of community. We see in his evocation of"the fabled El Dorado" a people's deep longing for roots, for connection to a place that is theirs, that is part of them, and where they nurture it and are nurtured by it. Indeed, the transnational...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 September 2001
... legacy may be experienced largely on an emotional level. Moreover, "return" may take on a multitude of meanings for writers and artists whose works interweave multiple layers of exile and displacement, expressing the human longing to return both to a homeland and to a sense of self. But return, whether...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 112–126.
Published: 01 December 2020
... interweave multiple layers of exile and displacement, expressing the human longing to return both to a homeland and to a sense of self. But return, whether literal or metaphorical, lies at the heart of Palestinian identity and existence. And like most realities that challenge the status quo, the issue...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of sel£ Identity here is based on the particular political values that makes an other one's girlfriend-the sense of sisterhood (as bell hooks pronounces) as "political solidarity between women." 2 Yetthis solidarity (which is not a state or achievement, but a process; the term is less a noun and more...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... Byteaching girls to analyze how technologies are gendered, raced, and classed, the COMPUGIRLScurriculum encourages them to learn "how to shape" technology and not simply how "to adaptto technological change" (MacKenzie and Wajcman 1999, 5). Forming an Anti-Deficit Sense of Self Recognizing one's own ability...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 32–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... 32-48] © 2008 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 32 anguish, her life-long search for homelands; she expresses a keen sense of trying to feel at home in the universe. Ten years after the initial publication of her award-winning memoir FaultLines,Alexander added a significant new section to her...