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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and sexual violence. In this article, I look back at the US feminist “sex wars” as a crucial turning point in feminist thought on sexuality and examine different aspects feminists address when speaking about sexuality. I argue that the multiplicity of levels of thinking sex brought up by US feminists opposes...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 308–325.
Published: 01 March 2018
... or undermined Black women’s prominence as thought leaders in the field of sex and sexuality. Despite participating in the development of the field since its inception, Black women’s contributions continue to be marginalized. Furthermore, practical benefits of the knowledge that was gleaned from Black women’s...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Erica R. Meiners Abstract Using recent work by anti-prison theorists and community-based activists who are working against the prison industrial complex, this article links prison abolition to feminist frameworks to question escalating sex offender registries and community notification laws...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Carrie N. Baker Abstract This essay analyzes the portrayal of sex trafficking in representative dramas and documentaries, both Hollywood and independent films. The majority of these films use a rescue narrative to tell the story of sex trafficking: an innocent and naïve young woman or girl...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 227–233.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Crystal DeBoise Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 CRYSTAL DEBOISE HumanTraffickingand SexWork: FoundationaSlocial-WorPkrinciples For over a decade, at three different agencies, I have practiced social work and case-management with survivors of human trafficking and sex workers. The first...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 172–200.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., icholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn call women's rights the defining human-rights issue of the twenty-first century. Their first chapter is on sex trafficking, [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism2014, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 172-200) © 2014 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 172 the global slave trade...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ntokozo Yingwana Abstract What does it mean to be an African sex worker feminist? In answering this question this essay draws from two qualitative studies with two African sex worker groups in 2014 and 2015—the South African movement of sex workers called Sisonke, and the African Sex Worker...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Kamala Kempadoo Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 ESSAY Women of Color and the Global Sex Trade Transnational Feminist Perspectives KAMALA KEMPADOO The global sex trade has received increasing attention since the mid 1990s from a variety of researchers, activists...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... These two distinct histories will demonstrate the importance of a discourse on resistance on the border and contribute to mapping the dynamic intersections of sex and gender. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 LILY MARTINEZ Post-Colonial Consciousness and the Erotic in Iracema: Uma Transa Amazonica...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Through her short story, Adichie enacts the dual-sex system that scholars argue is at the basis of Igbo societies: Adichie does this by telling the story from the perspective of her female protagonists. In the process, Adichie makes two points: firstly, there is not a single story about the Igbo past...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 102–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... forty years to the day after the main subject of the interview—the position paper by Mary King and Casey Hayden titled “Sex and Caste: A Kind of Memo”—first appeared at the SNCC retreat in Waveland, Mississippi in the fall of 1964. The paper was later published in the April 1966 issue of the pacifist...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of sexual transactions as a liberatory tool for enslaved black women, responses to the digital short shed light upon uncomfortable and complicated interpretations of the role of sex, sexuality, sexual economies, and sexual violence played in black lives during chattel slavery. Situating Tubman at the center...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2007
... discourses governing consumer-oriented production. Such details can be found in the lyrics ofN and Ms. Sancha discussed below. The Power of the Erotic vs. the Power of Porn Contemporary beliefs about women's roles as passive and docile sex objects stem from a narrow, rigid understanding of gender. Gender...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and masculinities are subject to market concerns of white supremacist, patriarchal, multinational, corporate capitalism and are positioned as marginal to the means of material production and institutional political power. It is thus the close attention to the racegender-sex-class reconstitution of hip-hop...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 350–370.
Published: 01 October 2022
... number of dead women she washed some days, amounting to twenty or thirty. Her job was to wash deceased Muslim women and prepare their bodies for burial, a strictly sexed/gendered task alongside other Muslim burial rituals, including the coffin design, the prayers at the mosque, burial practices...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 201–207.
Published: 01 March 2014
...,and whatsuchprioritizingtakesfor ,granted. What kinds of stories circulate around sex trafficking and what work do they do? What does it mean to tell a story one way and not another? How we tell the story-how we explain the action and whom we describe as the actorsshapes the reality of that which is being described, where...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 161–168.
Published: 01 September 2014
... a "sex tape." Youread that correctly. Recently, in an Internet launch of his new YouTube channel, All Def Digital, rap media mogul Russell Simmons featured a failed comedic video titled "Harriet Tubman SexTape"-the first in the line-up of this new series. It didn't take long for black audiences on social...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
... studies by anthropologists and sociologists in assessing African gender and sex systems, or dismissed them as reinforcing essentialized social identities. I summarize some of this scholarship later in this article to offer a reading ofWazobia. Mymain argument is that to account for a 'polygamous...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Steinem and Ruchira Gupta on the subject of sex trafficking. The conversation, as well as three additional essays on trafficking, was produced for a conference at Smith College. Rachel E. Harding, author of"Authority, History, and EverydayMysticism in the Poetry of Lucille Clifton: AWomanist View...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in order to manage their queer sexualities in relation to their nationality, race, and class. Clearly, the language and political context that writers have access to in a particular time and place exert significant influence on how they represent sex and sexuality in their work. In this case, it is perhaps...