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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
... contra o Racismo e a Violência e pelo Bem Viver (Black Women’s March against Racism and Violence and for Living Well), which brought tens of thousands of Black women to Brasília on November 18, 2015, is described in an opening essay by Alvarez. It is followed by one of the several Manifestos produced...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 76–79.
Published: 01 June 2016
... regions of this country to form the Black Women's March against Racism and Violence and in Favor ofLiving Well (bemviver)to that demand our right to live free from discriminations in all stages of our lives be ensured. We do not accept being seen as objects for consumption or guinea pigs for the cosmetic...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Paula J. Giddings Abstract In 1930, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was surprised and disappointed to find that, despite her pioneering role as an anti-lynching activist and a founder of the NAACP, her name was not included in a contemporary Black history text by Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Negro...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Paula Giddings Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 ESSAY Missingin Action Ida B. Wells, the NAACP, and the Historical Record PAULA GIDDINGS When Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931)1 sat down at her long dining room table in 1928, three years before her death, to begin writing her...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 3. Journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862–1931) led the campaign against lynching. She exposed the stereotype of black men as rapists to be a racist myth that concealed whites’ fears of free blacks’ economic and political success, denied the reality of consensual relationships between white More
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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 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the late 1960s and 1970s, Mink challenged the use of the Pacific lands, waters, and peoples as sites of military experimentation, subject to nuclear and chemical testing as well as war games. Mink’s political worldview, shaped by her experiences and understanding of the interconnectedness between human...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ) is to have a space where Black women can find healing in others’ moments of clarity about self-love, self-care, mental health, and well-being. Inspired by bell hooks’s discourse on the gaze and rooted in community psychological research with a Womanist approach, the S.O.S. Project builds upon intrinsic...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 22–40.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Renya Ramirez Abstract Too often there is the assumption in Native communities that we as indigenous women should defend a tribal nationalism that ignores sexism as part of our very survival as women as well as our liberation from colonization. In contrast, in this essay, I assert that race, tribal...
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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 (2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and Blige's work, I examine the politics of black women's pop music culture in relation to the Gulf Coast catastrophe and the extreme marginalization of black women in American sociopolitical culture. I suggest that we look closely at the musical performances of Beyoncé as well as Blige, as each artist's work...
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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 (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
... encouraged to depend on the colonial state and medical establishment for guarantee of life, health, and general well-being. This encouragement clashed with the militarized colonialism imposed on Viequenses . The 1940s expropriations—through which the U.S. Navy gained control over three-fourths of Vieques...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of literary criticism, as well as historical writings dealing with African American mother-daughter conflict, centers on the observation that Black mothers have often found themselves in conflict with daughters whom they seek to protect by schooling them in accommodationist behavior to better survive...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... know Clifton's work well also note key elements of her poetic voice in which she honors the everyday mysticism of African American experience, a firm claim to agency and creativity in the face of terror, and an insistence on telling the truths of history—the joyful truths as well as the hidden...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... care, as well as a home and a place of dignity in the world's history to millions of Black/Afro-descendent women. We need to conspire to secure access to adequate care and treatment to Black/Afro-descendent women living with HIV, and to preserve the land of deracinated women. Black feminism and all...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and cultural imperialism of East Asia in the borderlands of the Americas, but the spectralizing processes by which displaced women of color are denied material presence and recognition as living labor. Situating Maquilapolis as a case study and prime text for rethinking women's subjugation as well...
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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 (2007) 7 (2): 117–141.
Published: 01 March 2007
... brings together intersectionality and whiteness studies frameworks as well as the scripts they generate, models a critical pedagogy that exposes race–gender constitution as a relational dynamic, characterized by racialized discursive struggle. The intentional juxtaposition of incompatible perspectives...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Habana, Las Krudas borrow from shared diasporic resources (hip-hop culture/rap music, African drum rhythms and chants) when fashioning a musical aesthetic that allows for the articulation of the “local” as well as the “global.” Finally, I move beyond Foucault's spatial model of disciplinary power...