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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 227–233.
Published: 01 March 2014
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the struggle for gender and sexual liberation, thus strengthening solidarity across social justice movements. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 sex work African feminisms activism solidarity In 2013 a group of twelve sex workers in Cape Town, both cis and transgender women...
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Meridians (1 March 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 that...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theory. The trajectories of Monique Wittig's and Michel Foucault's works provide examples of the productivity of translations. They also stand for different feminist strategies of thinking sex that after a closer examination do not seem so radically opposed any more. Through this analysis the...
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Meridians (1 March 2007) 7 (2): 102–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Elizabeth Jacobs Abstract This interview between Professor Mary King and Elizabeth Jacobs took place at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, during the course of 2004 and 2005. Mary King's work as Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies for the United Nations takes her to all...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... or even volitional rationality. Works Cited Ahmed Sara . 2010 . The Promise of Happiness . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Amadiume Ifi . 1987 . Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society . London : Zed Books . Bakare-Yusuf Bibi...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007) and her essay “Venus in Two Acts” (2008). These are arguably two of the most influential works of scholarship in African American feminist studies of the past decade. Hartman’s attempt to use the archive to rescue those lost within, particularly girls and...
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Meridians (1 September 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 (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Anne Moraa Abstract The essay explores, through the author’s work in developing educational content for adolescent girls, the importance of listening to girls’ distinct voices and looking beyond the numbers when seeking to create impact. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Kenya activism...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Fallen. You are sentenced to your body, your bitter body, your memory. For months you forget, then in the middle of class shame jolts through every vein in your body, driving the breath from you. This becomes such a pattern, you realize the aftermath of hurt is its own form. Sex is...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... African PhD student. Her essay, “‘We Fit in the Society by Force’: Sex Work and Feminism in Africa,” draws from compelling research she conducted with sex worker advocacy groups using body maps to explore what it means to be a sex worker and a feminist. Yingwana’s embodied methodology allowed her...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... “essentially the problem of educating ‘the weaker sex’ in colleges with ‘the stronger sex.’” It was from a critical distance to the paternalistic visions of campus presidents and faculty, college men, and young women’s families that deans of women positioned their work (Schwartz 1997 ). Although...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... lyrics of African female hip hop artists for evidence of African feminist discourse. I argue that the work of these MCs often aligns with African feminist thought as well as hip hop feminist thought. What becomes clear is that women in Africa use hip hop as a form of cultural resistance that is often in...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... through the necropedophiliac. A vicious set of sexual politics produced elite men’s access to free sex and impunity for violence, and which effectively transformed class antagonisms into a direct antagonism against proletariat women (read: the practice of an acriminal rape as long as the women are working...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Ja’afar’s Ahl al-sunna pushed for increased Islamization of the country’s political institutions, Yusuf’s group advocated “the necessity of a radical withdrawal from anything related to the Nigerian state, including working for the police, participating in the government, working in the administration of...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Supplement 14 [4 pp.].) Figure 44. Dorothy Height, circa 1950. In the 1930s Height (1912–2010) worked for the Harlem Branch of the YWCA, a center of intellectual and political life for black women activists. She joined the national YWCA staff in 1944 with responsibility for interracial education and...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... contemporary notions of family; and Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness ( 2012a ), a collection exploring the ideology of coolness in relation to blackness. Walker’s first work of fiction, a novel titled Ade: A Love Story , debuted in 2013 . 2 The focus of this essay is Walker’s second...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., citizenship, and other factors that would precede and outlast acute traumas. Antihawking activists, however, who sought to save working-class girl hawkers from danger in the city of Lagos, translated complex local realities into frameworks that would be legible and compelling to culturally distant and...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of colonial rule. Their works are also relevant to our understanding of cultural expression of the time and as a background to the ideas, themes, and styles that are found in contemporary Ghanaian literature. However, despite the convenient label, nationalist literature, that is applied to...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... was told to go home. I went home with tears in my eyes: I could not understand because I loved my brother, who was only eighteen months younger than me. I then sought to outsmart him by working harder at school. Later on, and as I was becoming a scholar, different and sometimes contradictory...