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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jessica Labbé Abstract “‘Too high a price’: The ‘Terrible Honesty’ of Black Women's Work in Quicksand ” assumes a New Historical lens to understand the novel through its historical context and, inversely, to reveal a new knowledge of history and culture through Larsen's writing. The author argues...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 102–108.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... on violence against women has generated much controversy. In the aftermath of the terrible attacks of September 11, I argued that the U.S. response of launching “America’s new war” would increase violence against women. I situated the current crisis within the continuity of North/South relations...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... trench tales of how hard she had to work at it; it did not come naturally. It was a battle, and she fought it all the time because if she gave it an inch, it gave her ten inches! My Aunt Michelle was a relic held up, an anomaly, a superstar—her portraits show her in swimsuits and in terrible ’80s...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
... capitalistic production spaces and the terrible urban planning that aren’t built around people’s needs at all, it has become normalized that you travel around at fifty to sixty miles per hour and that’s just accepted as the cost of business, and the results are car accidents, and people are killed and injured...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
... violence, past and present. For over five hundred years, genocide, slavery, and colonialism have inflicted terrible violence against families. To build a world free of violence, we must destroy the oppressive systems that separate, murder, and impoverish families. The systems are capitalism, white...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 358–371.
Published: 01 October 2019
... stares out from different glasses (red and black now, still terribly thick, but women’s frames by the grace of God) and surveys the world with her ever-observant, squinting, monolidded slits-in-dough. The dough has since baked and browned, even smoldered into a dead char at the edges. Her mother is still...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... slender woman-bodies, which, under the terrible sun, and despite their astounding expenditure of force, remain as cool to the sight and touch as bodies of lizards and serpents” (392). These women’s work—“Remember, she has to walk fifty miles between dawn and dark, under a sun to which a single hour’s...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... me feel ashamed” (Cisneros 1991 : 96–97). Although Esperanza realizes that the situation is crazy and shameful, Cisneros, like Carroll, shows how the “crazy” and the “normal” become inverted, such that Esperanza’s maturation comes with a terrible twist of logic. Esperanza’s premature growth...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., declared: “We need to help them free that spirit and give them their voice back” (Ward 2001 ). Gargi Bhattacharya has pointed out certain theatrical gestures that came to justify domination: In the famous press conference that Cherie Booth and Laura Bush give together, Cherie Booth gives this terrible...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the terror that results from fetishizing whiteness as a sign of purity: “Terrible flurries of snow are blinding / bright: somewhere, concealed here deeply, / lies a high-walled town, whitewashed” (24). At the conclusion, the evidence appears: . . . suddenly there it was, lying at my feet, hidden...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020