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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82-96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... interpersonal interaction. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 African American gender performance social behavior violation Black hair is always drawing attention to itself. It has been celebrated and imitated, revered and reviled. Whether it is the impetus for supermarket chit-chats about...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94-151.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., Cincinnati, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and many other locales where their organizing was less well documented, African American women set up clinics in churches, community centers, and social workers’ homes. They also took contraceptive information to residents of housing settlements and...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 205-217.
Published: 01 December 2016
... health and well-being, Black women begin to strengthen relational and shared experiences and promote agentic health behaviors as an act of social justice. Additionally, this essay includes a lesson plan outline that provides outcomes, strategies, and assessments for teachers to design a lesson plan that...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25-48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... focus on Black masculinity and white femininity, respectively. This paper examines how Slowe’s advocacy of Black women operated on two intertwined principles: the universal right to grow into one’s potential and the obligation of each person to contribute her talent to social amelioration. Given her...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415-431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... interaction with nature, and nonmarket practices of sufficiency, the paper proposes to glean the knowledge and inherent integrity embedded in such processes to create new radical social knowledge and practices. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 contemporarity alternatives sufficiency nature...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184-204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... water and other visual cues within Lemonade, I find that Beyoncé advocates for transformed social relations which blossom from healthier modes of relating to oneself and others, an endeavor that has material value in the #BlackLivesMatter era. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 black women...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97-106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... techniques of how to tie the headwrap. Racism as a social problem can invoke testimonies of experiences that bring to mind the attitude, behavior, and thoughts of an other that assumes the power to invade people’s space. Documented testimonies tend to emphasize that a constant of these behaviors is...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383-400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... cultural and political environments in which they live and that often contain important social commentary. These songs by female hip hop artists (or MCs) in Africa are important because they challenge existing social norms and present narratives of gender that are nonconforming. In this essay I examine the...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 269-278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... individually). I was attracted to these meanings because very early in my life I noticed that being a girl meant a lot of behavioral restrictions at home, at school, and especially on the street. I first felt this way around the age of ten or so, when I wanted to play with my brother and his male friends but...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163-183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... socially acceptable and even expected occurrence. Laws that sanctioned the racial and gendered violence against Black bodies and protected offenders from social, political, and legal consequences served to institutionalize white power and legalize any means of dominating, controlling, or “correcting...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 376-381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... unlikely space, I found my voice via social media to provide my academic and personal take on the events in Zimbabwe. The conversation was also framed by other young women based in Zimbabwe, including Fadzai Mahere, a lawyer and political candidate. Mahere’s entry into politics represented a new type of...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16-24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... even their own families abandon them because of their sexual orientation. The State, irresponsible and neglectful as usual, turns its back on these groups and takes cover under the Vatican Concordat, claiming that their attitudes and behaviors endanger public morality, family honor, and social...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107-130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Woman of Color and the White Man,” Fanon accuses Capécia of “advocating unhealthy behavior” in her narration of her desire for a white partner, which Fanon describes as “striving for lactification” (25). Capécia, whose name was the alias of Lucette Combette, a Martinican woman of color, comes to stand...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133-149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... wit, the no-holds-barred attitude, the ironic dismantling of incongruities in perception or behavior in order to reveal a simple truth, and the logical deflation of the offender’s ego are all essential aspects of her satirical style. Despite (or perhaps because of) her lighthearted tone, the irony...