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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 382–392.
Published: 01 March 2018
... significance of informal helping networks, spirituality, and interdependence found in the Black community. Based in Africana Womanism, an exploration of healing modalities in traditional African societies reveals the influential role of hair and spirituality in holistic wellness practices. Therefore...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 52–81.
Published: 01 April 2024
... with landed status in Canada. Taken together, the artists’ works offer fruitful opportunities to think through difficult questions about power, history, and representation on Turtle Island. Both Nielsen and Park engage “pedagogies of the Sacred” to honor ancestral traditions and spiritual practices while...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 351–362.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., more valid way for black women to discover their feelings and understand their reality. It does so by reconnecting them with their physical and spiritual being, offering a theological reinterpretation of strength that privileges vulnerability and reconciling the dissociated parts of their humanness...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of gender complexity and multiplicity within women's prisons and the anti-prison movement. The article explores the activists' motivations for involvement, and barriers to participation, and explores spirituality as a source of resilience and guidance. It examines the participants' political analysis...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., the author analyzes the therapeutic functions of bèlè performance from a womanist theoretical framework in order to uncover the interrelationship among Black women’s sensual expressivity, spirituality, and emotional wellness in Martinique. This research relies on qualitative data analysis and a reflexive...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... mystic spirituality linked to broader diasporic understandings of the sacred. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 RACHEL ELIZABETH HARDING Authority,History,and Everyday Mysticismin the Poetryof Lucille Clifton: A WomanistView Abstract LucilleClifton,a northern-bornwomanwith Southernroots,wasa...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of capturing the gendered, raced, classed, spiritual, and patriotic dynamics through which notions of motherhood in Mexico were structured. The national maternal rose to prominence as women and progressive leaders challenged exacting patriarchal family arrangements. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 73–74.
Published: 01 April 2022
... for their survival, protected their shared histories, and guided their descendants on a path toward a more liberated future. niap3dot@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 Smith College 2022 diaspora Blackness identity spirituality womanism There are roadmaps in my great-great-grandmother’s braids...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 158–175.
Published: 01 September 2001
... for the alignment of a variety of oppositional social movements such as mestizaje. Transnational feminisms thus open up the possibility for women of color to be a "country people," if not bound by a common geographical site, then by a common location in consciousness, a common psychic and spiritual terrain emerging...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Layli Maparyan Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 LAYLI MAPARYAN Womanism and Black Women's Health Womanism is spiritual movement. It is spiritual movement individual, collective toward the realization of our fundamental Innate Divinity. It is movement through healing toward wellness...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of this special issue is our notions of holistic health and well-being. Each contribution reflects some aspect of what we deem as essential elements and domains of health and well-being: spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, and collective. The spiritual domain acknowledges the ancestral spirit that threads our...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... 79 most distinctly in her articulation of the relationship between quilombo(as practice), the Black body and the transcendentalism of African spirituality. Nascimento engages with an age-old question for African Diaspora scholars: in what ways does the body become the primary territorial homeland...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... giving and receiving in her give-away poem, a theme that circulates within U.S. third-world feminism's spiritualism. Her act of giving as receiving rewrites 126 MERIDIANS 11:2 imperial histories of exchange that structure the figure of La Vendidaassimilation into whiteness, Chicano treachery-through...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 205–235.
Published: 01 March 2004
... involvement with black art; and in these texts the creation of art that expresses the humanity of African peoples is considered to be a spiritual calling. 14 Even an artist with obvious imperfections partakes of the divine: "Sassafrass felt the doors open and there he was- the cosmic lover and wonder...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2024
... in that they suffer “population-level harms” caused by the hegemonic economic, political, social, and cultural orders that sustain settler colonial power. Thus, responding to trauma necessarily entails political as well as psychological, emotional, and spiritual interventions that address cause as much as effect...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
... termed the "wave of black clearance," is, in part, their love for and spiritual connection to the sea that forms the backyard of their urban neighborhood. It is important to recognize that in addition to its economic value for coastal residents and developers alike, the sea and African religious...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 326–328.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., equal access to education, the right to organize for social change and the right to choose, practice and have respect for traditional spiritual and healing practices. 4) The use of Self-Help to build and nurture our relationships and to facilitate our work 5) The recognition that women's lived...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the name Anaya Alimah 6) after building my own studio, as a way to reconcile my passion for music and my research. In my music, I also infuse my spiritual beliefs with hip-hop culture. "More Than Usual" is a song that grapples with class, race, gender, and music industry politics, reflecting the spirit...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to gendered and Indigenous appeals for accountability and spiritual connection. The complex antimilitarism politics articulated by Mink and a range of Native Hawaiian activists offered alternative political imaginaries of the Pacific. Instead of the deathscape that the U.S. nation-state created through...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... in their novels “exceed[ed] the ostensible agenda of reforming women to make them signifiers of the spiritual, asexual, and therefore apolitical South Asian nation.” Her aims are more ambitious than this, however: she seeks to trace “a different genealogy of modernity” for a decolonized “feminist project”—“one...