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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
...L. Ayu Saraswati Abstract Previous scholarship on the immense popularity of skin-whitening frames this practice as revealing women's desire to emulate whiteness and upper class white populations (Burke 1996; Peiss 1998; Hall 2005). Others have focused on whitening practices to highlight the working...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
...L. Ayu Saraswati Abstract Previous scholarship on the immense popularity of skin-whitening frames this practice as revealing women’s desire to emulate whiteness and upper class White populations. Others have focused on whitening practices to highlight the working of racialized color hierarchy and...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Leigh-Anne Francis Abstract In the post–Civil War South, black women litigants made conscious tactical appeals to white male judges’ racism, particularly the racist-sexist stereotypes at the heart of the white paternalism ethos, in order to win lawsuits against whites who defrauded them. African...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 63–65.
Published: 01 March 2009
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 124–140.
Published: 01 March 2010
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 130–153.
Published: 01 March 2001
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 216–222.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Daphne Lamothe Black and White Women's Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations . By Cheryl J. Fish . Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2004 . 224 pp. Library binding, $59.95 . Copyright © 2005 by Smith College 2005 ...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theories are as consistently misrepresented. The compelling conception of intersectionality proposed by Black feminists and other feminist scholars of color has a long—often ignored—history in scholarship and activism. In the 1970s and 1980s it represented a dramatic challenge to a white feminism that...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... specific demands of Black women. The concept of feminism was first appropriated on Brazilian soil by educated white middle-class women who, in the process, built a particular history in which poor and Black women found little room to express their needs. Black women have been developing a critique of this...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 42. Flyer promoting Close That Bedroom Door! , a book that urged white women to oppose racial integration by resisting sexual advances of black men, circa 1957. Vivion Lenon Brewer Papers, SSC. (See Supplement 13 [2 pp.] .) Figure 42. Flyer promoting Close That Bedroom Door!, a book More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Kristal Brent Zook Abstract In 1990, in Indianola, Mississippi, there was a catfish-processing plant owned by 178 White male farmers. The workforce inside the plant was ninety percent Black and female. Led by an ordinary working mother turned union organizer named Sarah White, the women at Delta...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... people who are cast as social failures. Recognizing this racial/racist logic as one that allows white America to absolve itself from its central role in maintaining structural oppression, the author argues for the continued calling out of anti-blackness in all spaces—public and intimate, white and non...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 117–141.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Laura Gillman Abstract This essay examines racial scripts as indicators of differentiated gender–race formations, expressed through a double-voiced discourse. White feminists deploy scripts to disaffiliate from a universalized gender but at the same time deny racial difference in order to maintain...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that Nella Larsen and her novel Quicksand are emblematic of Ann Douglass's vision of the intricately fused Harlem Renaissance/white modernist literary movement of the 1920s as expressed in her 1995 study, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s. As a result, Larsen's liminal novel, her own...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
... tricked or abducted by a villainous trafficker, who imprisons her and controls her with brutal violence until a heroic rescuer overcomes tremendous adversity in order to save her. Race and nationality inflect this gendered narrative: the rescuers are usually white, Western men and the traffickers are from...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
... which various audiences—African American, white American, white Latin American, and Afro-Caribbean—translated her performances of blackness. Cosme’s success stemmed from her ability to construct a nuanced representation of blackness within both Cuban and Afro-diasporic perspective. Copyright © 2017...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., specifically relating to the neo-lynching of Korryn Gaines and Sandra Bland. This work deviates from the tradition of analyzing the history and contemporary effects of racism and white supremacy, patriarchy, lynching, policing, and state-sponsored violence from the perspective of the effects upon the victim...
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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 (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... concept “passing-as-if” to elucidate the historical, ontological, and epistemological processes at play when those non-white women without collectively revalorized racial identities turn to identify politically as Women of Color. I define passing-as-if as the assumption of racial identities reviled by the...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in a “man's” profession. Lewis found the fortitude to take up the challenge and, along with several other women (all white), demonstrated the capacity to produce extraordinary marble sculptures. Lewis's burden was twofold. In addition to her gender, her race presented unique obstacles, especially to...