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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Conde’s text, is examined, as are the ways in which these women subvert and reimagine origin myths. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 Creolization slavery and colonization women’s expression Africana and Caribbean women’s narratives embodied narrative creation myths Love has...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 April 2020
... women’s political and sexual agency, alongside the systemic rape of black women through racialized slavery. 1 Religious ideology and torture were instrumental in forming the cultural figure and the economic arrangement of the housewife while attaching happiness to it. Feminized (and devalued) domestic...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... path, interpreting the enslaved past in the Americas and European colonization of Africa as being intimately connected with the present, especially in their linking of the aftereffects of slavery to violence and death. It is fitting, if sobering, then, that the three books considered here open...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the critiques she performs of the “afterlives of colonialism” on the natural and cultural environment in her most recent series of drawings from 2017. She demonstrates that not only human bodies, but other natural materials are tangled up with the project of cultural colonization. Throughout the article...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and perpetuate a tradition of colonial literature that establishes Martinican women of color, like the island itself, as both sexually available to the colonizer and resigned to exploitation and abandonment. Through an analysis of two French West Indian women writers—Mayotte Capécia and Suzanne Césaire, both...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... as backward, barbaric, and patriarchal. This project involves a certain historical amnesia, for the West ignores its own complex past engaged in slavery and colonization, and refusing civil rights to large parts of its own people, including women (Narayan 1997 , 15). As such, mass culture and cinema...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
... relief, femicide, and policing, this article attends to deep histories of slavery, revolt, and marronage as resources for a feminist rejection of the liberal notions of freedom that make indebtedness possible. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 debt marronage globalization structural...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to the putatively “original” culture. In contrast to this tendency, reading Han’s original and Smith’s translation together makes visible the damages that both colonization and nationalism have inflicted on the representation of female experiences. In the end, what truly scandalizes nationalist critics...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the Combahee River Collective Statement, also reminds us that their “current struggles” were “inextricably linked to [their] past as a continent”—specifically in the cases of their “diverse precolonial contexts, slavery, colonization, liberation struggles, neocolonialism, globalization, etc.” (AFF [2007] 2016...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... colonialism in Puerto Rico into the broader Caribbean and transnational context. “It also places the current wave of debt and immiseration alongside a history of slavery, with its particular kinds of forced migration—from the depopulation of Africa in wars and raids to slave ships to the coffle that took...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Rico, and to mobilize ourselves in solidarity and in care. Since then, she has sparked an initiative to confront white supremacy within and beyond the synagogue; meanwhile, she continues to advocate on behalf of Puerto Rican people, and all Latin Americans who suffer the burden of colonization and its...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... Kamala Kempadoo ( 2001 , 37) cautions against the “reduction of prostitution to masculine violence and sexual slavery” as this is inadequate when trying to capture the varied lived experiences of women of color who sell sex. Such framings limit the debate to questions of choice and consent rather than...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... oppression, with complete disregard for the intense structural violence that colonialism inflicts on these women. Lila Abu-Lughod has underlined that, despite the intensity of violence unleashed by secular humanism “over the last couple of centuries, from world wars to colonialism, from genocides to slavery...