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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 290–299.
Published: 01 December 2016
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... needed to craft the tools that would help her to do her work. Rethinking Meridians is the critical knowledge project, the tool, that she wanted to have in her hand when she was a classroom teacher. Consisting of articles and lesson plans, the special issue was designed as a disruption tool that would...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
... women are situated as social agents in society. Using the pocket diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, a 19 th century freeborn woman, as both a teaching tool and a forensic historical investigatory tool, students will examine the ideas of black feminism and actively apply it as a lens to interpret essays...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... that framed gender as the primary axis of oppression and white women as the primary representatives of feminism. Rather than welcoming this critique as a necessary tool for crafting a more capacious feminist practice, many white feminists perceived the emergence of intersectionality as a loss of power...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., or posted. The circulation and the appeal of the poem signals that Black women in various parts of the Americas are collectively using it not only as a tool of self-expression, but also as a point of departure for consciousness-raising, identity formation, and collective action. In a region where Black...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—a hybridized form of melancholy and Korean han (a culturally specific grief)—to show how Cha uses it as a subversive political tool to defer historical closure. Cha's remembrance of the histories of Japanese colonialism in the Korean peninsula and the Korean War defies the expectation that minority populations...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Leigh Johnson Abstract This article argues that, as a tool for social justice and resistance, the concept of motherwork can be usefully applied to two texts by Chicana writers—Lucha Corpi's Black Widow's Wardrobe and Demetria Martínez's Mother Tongue . The essay draws on Patricia Hill Collins's...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of sexual transactions as a liberatory tool for enslaved black women, responses to the digital short shed light upon uncomfortable and complicated interpretations of the role of sex, sexuality, sexual economies, and sexual violence played in black lives during chattel slavery. Situating Tubman at the center...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vivian M. May Abstract Interpretive tools used to document and examine black women's insurgency can stifle as much as they reveal. Harriet Tubman is deservedly remembered for her sustained resistance to multiple forms of oppression. Yet, she is often portrayed in ways that misrecognize, distort...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on learnings from past decades and leverage today’s research tools to impact upon current and emerging black women’s health issues. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 ...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and Korean han (a culturally specific grief)—to show how Cha uses it as a subversive political tool to defer historical closure and to refuse her quiet assimilation. Cha’s remembrance of the histories of Japanese colonialism in the Korean peninsula and the Korean War defies the expectation that minority...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of Chinese diasporic history: it plays with formal timelines and genealogies as memorializing tools to deconstruct history as chronological and teleological; it invents spatial histories to make visible familial relationships; and it explores the power of collaborative memory to open the way for new...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... by citing de Certeau's walking in the city as analogous to the agential speech act. I suggest that the creation of sound/aural landscape/music is a particularly powerful productive tool for speaking back to and ultimately destabilizing disciplinary power. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
... anti-Muslim racism operates as a tool of exclusion, deployed along racial, religious, ethnic, class, and gender lines. The women’s daily responses to anti-Muslim racism suggest how solidarities might sustain communities targeted by racism, while laying the foundations for future intersectional anti...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... practices of the violent state on different groups. Because feminism contains tools that make visible the social/cultural violence against women in the streets, manifested in the masculinist slogans that are more an expression of state power than the demands of the protest. Because feminism allows us...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 298–322.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of data coupled with the tools to manipulate and collate it (e.g., including algorithms and metadata as aspects of this techno-universe), I look at how Muslims are apprehended, by which I mean interpreted and criminalized in order to justify representational and literal capture. Though notions...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 April 2021
...-izing of terms like devadasi , the on-screen courtesan in Hindi-language cinema tends to be othered as a Muslim woman. See Dwyer 2004 . 3 Unlike the trajectory of media technology in Europe and North America, film preceded radio in India as a populist tool. See, for example, Sterling and Keith...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... outsmarted your brother by working harder at school. This means that education is an empowering tool for girls and women. What do you think of girls’ education in Morocco? FS : An absolute necessity. It builds self-confidence in them and in that way helps them navigate the ups and downs of life. I...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 261–270.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., gender, and last but not least, religion. Similarly, Rabinovich continues, familiar vocabularies of antiracist resistance like anti-imperialism can be deployed as a discursive tool of neo-imperialism, for example in the hands of the Russian government. These translations and mistranslations happen...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... have all changed for the better. Interestingly, this is the case not just with my White students but with many of my Asian students too, predominantly those from the east coast, where they are not as much a presence as they are in the west, and who do not have the tools to recognize that certain...