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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to retrieve what remains dormant in critical feminist theorizations of violence against women. Using a cross-genre form, a secret collection of memories that includes elements of hauntology, this essay exposes some of the cracks and fissures in feminist theorizing on sexual violence, migration, and the figure...
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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 (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... a feminist, politically engaged reading of these texts that not only recovers silenced stories of sexual violence and racialized oppression, but also foregrounds women's embodied subjectivity. WIEBKE BEUSHAUSEN Sexual Citizenship and Vulnerable Bodies in Makeda Silvera's The Heart Does Not Bend and Joan...
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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 (2021) 20 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sreyoshi Sarkar Abstract Women living in the South Asian conflict zone of Kashmir have been represented by mainstream media and film as mainly victims of the Indian state power’s political and sexual violence, as protestors who are supporting their men’s insurgency in Kashmir, or as aligned...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Marlo Starr Abstract In Ruth Ozeki's 2013 novel A Tale for the Time Being , sixteen-year-old Nao faces severe bullying and sexual violence at her new school in Japan. Seeking escape, she experiments with different identities, turning first to the Internet and then later to Zen Buddhist practices...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... associated with girls and the threat of sexual violence that for heteronormative Lagosians it seemed illogical and unfair to regulate boy hawkers under the provisions of the law. Although much fewer in number, boy hawkers did exist and were depicted in the press as young students working to earn money...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... that are the state's response to sexual violence against children and women. Part one offers a brief and queer history of sex offender registries in the United States and their growth in the last two decades, the available data on who assaults children and women. Part one will also use existing research to question...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that dismantle the carceral state and the racialized gendered violence that it mobilizes and sustains. This essay asks the following questions which move beyond introspection or interrogation of texts about violence into compelling conversations that highlight the interlocking nature of interpersonal, sexual...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 276–285.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Nkiru Nnawulezi; Carolyn M. West Abstract Intimate partner violence is the use of physical, sexual, and/or psychological aggression by a current or former intimate partner as a tactic to maintain control. Abuse can have devastating long-term health consequences, including physical injuries...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... their efforts to resist this violence in concert with a broader resistance to carcerality overall. Such criminalization of women’s sexuality begins at a young age; girls are now the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. Most often these girls are arrested for “status offenses,” which...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to conceptualize holistic notions of health, well-being, and continuity. In a society where Black women have been historically objectified based on colonial notions of sexuality, are shamed as dependents on French public assistance, and suffer disproportionately from family violence, bele is an emancipatory space...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 174–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
... demonstrated the close relationship among militarization, nationalism, and the use of sexual violence against women who are deemed as the enemy or occupied "other" (Enloe 2000; Bejarano 2002; Kusno 2003; Taylor 2003). In 1970sThailand, during the height of the counterinsurgency wars and right-wing politics...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
...? In The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971 , Mookherjee ( 2015 ) documents how the narrative of birangonas’ horrific history of rape is told, not forgotten or silenced, even as the complexities of their life stories are occluded from the prevalent discourse of the war...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 22–40.
Published: 01 March 2007
... that struggles for social autonomy will not deny Native women's gendered concerns and rights. First, I will situate myself as a Native woman. Second, I will discuss how Native scholars have privileged race and tribal nation over gender. Then I will examine how the sexual and domestic violence activism of Andrea...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., gendered, and sexualized violence. An Indigenous race-radical woman of color feminist standpoint is constituted in and through the politics of continuous interplay between activism and violent repression—what Joy James alludes to as revolutionary Black women’s learned capacity to navigate daily life...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... A. , and Gumel S. 2015 . “ Abducting Modernity: Boko Haram, Gender Violence and the Marketplace of Bigotry .” Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World 13 : 127 – 40 . Enloe C. 1993 . The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War . Berkeley : University...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that she wasn't alone neither in the experience nor in the recovery from it and that women like her were working to prevent sexual violence. Burke's Just Be Inc. had already spent a decade working to build a social movement against sexual violence and harassment by the time white actress Alyssa Milano...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 161–168.
Published: 01 September 2014
... marked the experiences of far too many enslaved women-Tubman remained silent on the issue. It's still also 162 MERIDIANS 12:2 possible that, as hellish as her experience might have been, she was spared the deeper hell that sexual violence brings to the picture. This is why Simmons's "sex tape" adds...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... traditions celebrate the role of women as peace negotiators, these very same customs subject them to a less-than-peaceful life through domestic abuse and other forms of sexualized violence. Words provide the poet with the only weapon to articulate and exorcise the pain of sexual injustice against women who...
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