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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and transported violently across national borders to be sold at auction. These films focus on criminal perpetrators and criminal-justice solutions, rather than on the broader systemic causes of sex trafficking, like globalization, economic inequality, poverty, and ethnic, race, and gender oppressions. This essay...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... advocacy via political liberalism provided opportunities for coalition formation yet also constrained the range of her gendered arguments and limited possible solutions beyond the U.S. polity. Third, the coalitional possibilities and incommensurabilities reveal the points of convergence and divergence...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 296–308.
Published: 01 November 2018
... solutions to women’s issues. Though the original plan was to reflect upon the actions taken toward the goals set for the previous decade, the conference and forum brought up many new ideas and methods for reaching solutions, notably new uses of technology and media (Okello-Orlale 2006 , 49–50). The various...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 13–21.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to class and continue with the course. I had no money so could not even consider going home. Eventually, of course, I began to understand French, I did well, and even got a Ph.D. in it. So once I understood that I could go from zero, that is, not understanding anything, to realizing there was a solution...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 131–138.
Published: 01 December 2020
...-violent solutions to conflicts at every level of society, from the global, regional, and national arenas to the ordinary locales of everyday life. We offer the following response to the events of September 11 (9-11) and its aftermath: First and foremost, we need to analyze the thoroughly gendered...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
...; to possess a healthy distrust of easy, instantaneous solutions; and—as Audre Lorde reminded us in her 1995 poem “A Litany for Survival”—“to speak, remembering, we were never meant to survive.” This essay, with accompanying lesson plan, explores how race-radical women of color feminist activists...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of black life in the United States is the rule, not the exception. The statement calls for action—not simply an acknowledgment of racism’s persistence, but for the development of solutions to achieve racial equity. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor ( 2016 : 17) argues that BLM offers a structural critique...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... became a problem and a question for me when I became subsumed in researching jamette women. Ironically, in Webster’s Third New International Unabridged Dictionary (1981), the second definition of methodology is “the processes, techniques, or approaches employed in the solution of a problem or in doing...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to analyze the role of gender politics in the liberation struggle narrative. While the coup gained the endorsement of ordinary citizens, it is also true that the military intervention was not motivated by the need to find solutions to the twin economic and political crises. Grace Mugabe had succeeded...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., imprisonment functions as the default solution. Especially for women of color, who are hardest hit by the withdrawing of social resources and their replacement with imprisonment, these draconian strategies—ever longer prison sentences for offenses that are often petty—tend to reproduce and, indeed, exacerbate...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... supported this strategy anyway. In both the use of language and these polls, we are witnessing what Noam Chomsky has called the “manufacture of consent.” Richard Lowry, editor of the National Review opined, “If we flatten part of Damascus or Tehran or whatever it takes, this is part of the solution...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Cheryl Wall, and Angela Davis (to name just a few). We do not have the option to resign in the face of difficulty or the luxury to hold our work hostage as we spend years pondering possible directions and solutions—because we create scholarship not simply for ourselves...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... class that had been ruling with no accountability for decades. Some factions in the movement called for the decentralization of services and new parliamentary elections. There were also calls for alternative solutions to manage the garbage crisis (Atallah 2015 ; CSKC). The protests inspired new...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with menstruation often catapults them out of education. However, Moraa’s approach goes beyond the technocratic solution of simply providing menstrual materials. To her, the challenge emerges when one talks to the girls themselves. She writes compellingly about what girls say about their bodies in a culture...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 112–126.
Published: 01 December 2020
... are hardly likely to endorse flight from their own culture as any kind of a solution: after fifty-three years of exile and displacement, they have had enough of flight. Indeed, it is flight’s opposite—return—that today looms as the overriding issue, in both political and human terms, for Palestinian women...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the engagement between a researcher and her participants is the ability of one’s research participants to locate her—often in unexpected positions that make one uncomfortable but that can prove insightful in retrospect. In this respect, reflexivity certainly does not guarantee a solution for dilemmas...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Congress, Cai described the growing complexity of imperialism, between the older colonial nations and the rise of an American-led financial imperialism marked by the dominance of the dollar and Wall Street. Both forms of imperialism agreed on military solutions to “wiping out every movement for national...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... violence that rely on military, imperial, and capital solutions. Critical work on violence against women struggles with theorizing violence without acceding to the liberal terms of what constitutes violence, imperial terms that disavow particular forms of violence in the Global North, and classist...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... I’m not looking to put Band-Aids on things; I’m looking to change things from the root. So a solution that improves things locally but causes damage somewhere else has never appealed to me, and understanding that the more about connections we know, the more power we have. It’s a little hard to even...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
... offers us this: men in Puerto Rico do not like to work; women and children receive welfare at too high a rate (because government-imposed austerity on children is always a good political solution), and the minimum wage is too high (Michel, Gonzalez, and Roberts 2015 ). In an article entitled...