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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 113–132.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and Afro-Caribbean scholars whose academic benefits and gains are directly tied to the marginalization of African Americans. As scholars of women's studies, our solidarity and coalition with African American feminists must be forged with such kinds of racial history in mind. Teaching offers a wide space...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 26. “Proper Child Spacing Prevents Infant Deaths,” a Birth Control Federation of America poster illustrating the impact of birth control in reducing infant mortality, undated. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. Figure 26. “Proper Child Spacing Prevents Infant Deaths,” a Birth Control Federation More
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Ronni Armstead Abstract This essay argues that female rappers Las Krudas are, with their music, engaging in trangressive spatial practice. Las Krudas are especially helping to disrupt the classificatory eye's orientalist gaze—which visually and aurally disciplines space through the distribution...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... like Latin America. However, building on relatively recent attempts to locate Morrison in broader transnational spaces, in this discussion, I propose closely examining a text from another Anglophone, African diasporic context, which utilizes many of the strategies evident in Bluest —Kincaid's Annie...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... authority, legitimacy, legibility, and power. Hip-hop porn provides black women and men an arena for labor and accumulation as well as self-presentation, mediation, and mobility. As a space for work, survival, consumption, and identity-formation, the genre proffers an opportunity to explore the gendering...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Erin L. Berry-McCrea Abstract This paper describes the ways that Black millennial women have come to acknowledge the role of voice and to recognize the sociolinguistic traumas that they experience in and outside of digital spaces. The lived experiences of Black millennial women within the digital...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and belonging, as well as analyzing the ejects of how queer, Black, transnational sharing of stories promotes survival and activism. Utilizing a Black feminist framework, this paper seeks to interrogate homeplace for queer people of color, as well as the spaces where activism lives, how it is enacted, and what...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... undermined by its upholders’ own attempts to silence, control, and erase both the black and white breast. Milk becomes a liquid catalyst that enables an ever-slippery, ever-morphing creolization, the process that leads to the creation of an alternative space for the collection and projection of female voice...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... with Indigenous feminisms and transnational feminisms might provide space to move our practices of solidarity against settler colonialism, imperialism, nativism, militarization, and environmental destruction into a generative space for Kānaka Maoli and non-Indigenous peoples alike. Works Cited Ahmed Sara...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 491–506.
Published: 01 March 2017
... on the limits and possibilities of traversing geographic and social spaces. Hattie Carmichael, the “City child” who occupies the moral center of the novel, embodies practices of cultural improvisation, self-determination, and intersubjective reciprocity; practices that make it possible for diasporic subjects...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the representations of black women bodies as complex discursive spaces, the essay explores Barbadian women’s struggles with latent colonial paradigms and highlights women’s assertions of agency and their challenging of limiting constructs. Utilizing the theoretical insights of numerous transnational and African...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Msia Kibona Clark Abstract Women hip hop artists in Africa have created spaces for themselves within hip hop’s (hyper)masculine culture. They have created these spaces in order to craft their own narratives around gender and sexuality and to challenge existing narratives. This research uses African...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Natasha Bakht Abstract Bans or attempts to ban the niqab have traveled global circuits, with disastrous consequences for Muslim women who wear the face veil. These women have evoked a repugnance that insists on erasing them from public spaces. An analysis of niqab bans reveals that: (1...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
... conservatives within their own societies but also with progressive scholarly critics of secularism in other contexts. To clear the space for a nuanced understanding of feminist secularism in Pakistan, the author examines a unique style of politics that may be described as “secular” among middle-class Muslim...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
... response generated on its internet-based scribble boards, which offered their readers the opportunity to participate in a communal dialogue. Arguing that the scribble boards became a black women's temporary “safe space,” this essay interrogates the manner in which black women construct subject positions...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the flexibility of religion as it moves through cultures and spaces of resistance, black Muslim women successfully reconcile hotep and hip-hop. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ANAYA MCMURRAY Hotep and Hip-Hop CanBlackMuslimWomenBeDownwith Hip-Hop1? Abstract "BlackMuslimwomenandhip-hop realMuslimsdon't...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Part three examines how sex offender registries participate in the larger practices of the privatization of public space and the expanding prison industrial complex. Part four concludes by using abolition as a possible framework to shift public dialogues about safety and conceptions about childhood...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... Comparison of the works of each artist helps clarify the difficulties women encounter when attempting to intervene in male-dominated cultural spaces. Each artist contends with the misogyny of the dominant culture that largely sanctions pornography and denies the erotic. Copyright © 2007 by Smith College...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... inspire teachers and students to transcend the notion of the classroom as a static, constrained, and unliberated space. By using the lens of transdisciplinarity , Rethinking Meridians examines Black feminist theory as a teaching tool and a pedagogical practice that challenges teachers to connect the work...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on French public assistance, and suffer disproportionately from family violence, bèlè is an emancipatory space where women are valorized for their physical agility, competitive display, and sensual dance prowess. On the bèlè dance floor, women’s authority and erotic agency are asserted and applauded...