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Published: 01 April 2022
Figure 2. A social media user asking if she is #Blackgirlmagic. More
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 298–322.
Published: 01 October 2021
... surveillance studies weaponizing data social media Toward the end of Barack Obama’s second presidential term, a set of fairly widely circulating memes decrying the potential threat that “Shakira law” would soon be implemented in the global north demonstrates some of the networked circuits through...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Figure 2. A social media user asking if she is #Blackgirlmagic. ...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... about Muslim women have also marked the rhetoric of Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Cherie Booth, and Condoleezza Rice. In contrast, this article draws on various photographic counter-narratives, among them “the girl in the blue bra,” that transnational feminists circulated through social media during...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., and Condoleezza Rice on the War on Terror and Afghan and Iraqi women. In contrast, this article draws on the photographic counter-narratives, like “the girl in the blue bra,” that transnational feminists circulated through social media during the people's uprising in Egypt beginning in 2011 to evoke powerful...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and identity. When the poem was first published in 1994, its circulation was limited among literary circles in Costa Rica and the local Afro-Costa Rican women's movement. Now a quick search on Google reveals hundreds of “hits” on social media sites and electronic magazines, revealing not only the impact...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
... millennial women. The interviews centered the thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and ideologies of these millennials about their social media use in relation to themes of language, race, culture, identity, and health. Black millennial women come to know their experiences on- and off-line as real because...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 231–233.
Published: 01 April 2023
... American women s history, Black queer studies, Africana nerd culture, and Afrofuturism. Their current research interrogates social media practices of Africana people. Abstract: On social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram, Black women create counternarratives to reclaim ownership...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 290–299.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the traditional celebration ofBlack History Month. Students are able to follow how Martin's death updates the trajectory of black protest in a cultural and historically relevant moment. Students examine readings across multiple mediums including blogs, op-eds, and Twitter hash tags. Using social media...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that is refracted through global capitalism. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 For example, BLM’s use of social media, in many ways, attends to a triple complexity of the interrelationship between capitalism, co-option, and radical politics. Social media of course provided a fast, inexpensive mechanism...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the Boko Haram insurgency and scholarly efforts to understand it as a social phenomenon. The second section discusses how research and media recognition of Boko Haram’s violence in relation to women led to a focus on spectacular events, such as mass abductions and suicide bombings. It is critical...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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 engagement...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 174–182.
Published: 01 April 2021
... corporations in mass media. The committee also recognized that women, particularly in Africa and Asia, formed the forefront of resistance movements, driving the struggle. This meeting shows that the Presidium Committee on Women optimistically saw women’s social justice as an integral component to the larger...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by the Japanese mainstream media against which these women have struggled for decades. The production of the text also worked to reconstruct and renew the women's own memories in a positive light and to create a new form of community of remembrance. This essay aims to shed light on both the literary...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 94–114.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Luz María Gordillo Abstract This essay first analyzes the construction of a “Muslim Woman Other” as a particular social reality through the dissemination of academic and media discourses, militarization of the border, and the implementation of immigration policies and practices that allow...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 218–228.
Published: 01 April 2021
... in the era of COVID-19. My social media, ceaselessly updating, catalogs the Filipinx labors of social reproduction during the pandemic. It’s a strange sensation, watching a global crisis unfold from a relatively safe social distance and seeing people you love, some family, some friends, risk everything...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 December 2016
... up doing would be "connected somehow to the Black community on some level: maybe schooling or nonprofit work or something in the field of mental health." Like Jessica, Marielle came into the course with some knowledge of feminism via social media such as tumblr, Twitter, and biogs...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2021
... that hostile actors from Russia, China, and Iran among others were attempting to hack voting systems and were engaging in racially and politically divisive social media campaigns to undermine confidence in the mainstream media, journalists, and our election system. Followers of QAnon, this generation’s most...
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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 (2023) 22 (1): 180–203.
Published: 01 April 2023
... activism. What is discussed and shared on social media influences different forms of community care. And vice versa. These streams of shared knowledge and experience are a counter-archival practice. When George Floyd was murdered by police in the United States, young Black people in Norway made sure...
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