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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... —Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God black women writers interiority southern fiction black feminism Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Works Cited Baldwin James , and Lorde Audre . 1984 . “ Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation between James Baldwin...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., the spectacle lynchings of black men, and other forms of racist terrorism that organized southern life expose the white paternalism ethos as a thinly veiled fiction (Litwack 1999 ; Blackmon 2009 ; Freedman 2013 : 73–85; Tucker 1988 : 12–15, 25). Nevertheless, in the decades following slavery’s abolition...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
... historical texts, as well as fiction, drama, and poetry. Each anthologized work is prefaced by a brief critical introduction or headnote, and each anthology is introduced by a broad-ranging essay that provides historical and social context. We made these decisions because we believe that it is wholly...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... movements (464, 466). More recently, Aida Levy-Hussen provides an excellent overview of the competing claims of the past on the present in How to Read African American Literature: Post–Civil Rights Fiction and the Task of Interpretation ( 2016 ). She argues that two modes of literary thought dominate...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... was a new, one might argue “radical” or “liberated” “concept of herself” that distinguished this generation from a generation of rural Southern Black women coming of age prior to World War II. As hard to measure as these interior changes, happening at the level of selfhood, may be, they are made tangible...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of Community and Nation . Philadelphia : Temple University Press . Ayers Bill , and Dohrn Bernardine . 2009 . Race Course against White Supremacy . Chicago : Third World Press . Bailey Amy , and Tolnay Stewart . 2015 . Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 2005 ). Online message boards and pop music critics alike expressed shock and disappointment with this lead single (called “flat” by some)—both at its video promotion of a southern heroine who waxes paranoid and obsessive over her desire for on- and off-screen love interest rap mogul Jay-Z...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., but His Tweets Perpetuate a Long History of Equating Muslims with Terrorism .” University of Southern California Dornsife News , January 29. dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/3154/president-trump-perpetuate-long-history-of-islamophobia-in-usa/ . Alvarez Sonia E. 2016 . “ ‘Vem Marchar com a Gente...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
...’ relationship to “an American black boy marrying a Southern white girl”; his great-grandfather was Chichimeca Mexican Indian and his great-grandmother “green-eyed Michoacán Spanish-ancestry pale” (Lemus 2007 , 55). 16 His maternal grandmother looked “Mexican Indian” and privileged whiteness. However, she...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... on contemporary notions of family; and Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness ( 2012a ), a collection exploring the ideology of coolness in relation to blackness. Walker’s first work of fiction, a novel titled Ade: A Love Story , debuted in 2013 . 2 The focus of this essay is Walker’s second...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... : 575 – 90 . Nash Jennifer . 2008 . “ Strange Bedfellows: Black Feminism and Antipornography Feminism .” Social Text 97 , no. 25 : 51 – 77 . Puri J. 2016 . “ Juxtaposing ‘Antipolice’ Rhetorics: Policing, Race, Gender, and Sexuality across Southern Contexts .” Paper presented...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference used, BLMGN adopts a more egalitarian form of leadership that mirrors its political goal of debunking sociopolitical hierarchies for its constituents. 5 It foregoes the conclusions that movement leadership requires black men, that black men’s...