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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 66–90.
Published: 01 September 2011
... essentially disappeared from the U.S. imagination. A rhetorical analysis of the U.S. popular press about Winnie Mandela reveals that although she was primarily seen as Mother of the Nation in South Africa, in the U.S. she was constructed as a rhetorical widow. A rhetorical widow is a woman, widowed or not...
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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 (2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of dress. The attacks have come from both sides of the political divide. The irrational fear that a young, beautiful, vocal woman will become a Grace Mugabe has intensified existing tensions between men and women in politics. After the death of Morgan Tsvangirayi, his widow was a public victim of...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
... neighbors Good negroes helped her, a white woman, an angel of the house, a widow, a victim, Mrs. Hampton Smith Whites say, “It could have been any black man in this county!” Word spread like the Spanish Flu In the night air Humid and soft Still and festering Mouth to ear to mouth to ear...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
...”—“one that combines the erotic and the spiritual as articulated in the colonial Bengali novel” (58). Shandilya points out the contradictions in authors like Bankimchandra and Rabindranath, whose novels, though written “ostensibly . . . to promote widow remarriage . . . conclude with the social...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
... pregnancy was ill-advised. I was devastated, my grief augmented, & we tried to make our peace. When I told Daadi, she said simply: “Kismet is kismet.” We can only accept 12 the path that Allah gives us. The grief that she was unable to feel in order to survive, widowed and pregnant due...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... at home and reasoned that his assertion would hold greater currency with a white judge than a poor black widow’s statement to the contrary. Most southern (and northern) whites believed that black families were a site of disorder and degeneracy—a conviction that directly contradicted the mythology of...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... enrolled her daughter at a school for widows and orphans. Despite receiving much-needed medical treatment, García’s father died in 1904. Misfortune struck again in 1905, when her mother died of typhus. Amid these tragic circumstances, the orphaned García focused her energies on school, and while still...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... . Tucson, AZ : Flood Plain Press . Spivak Gayatri . 1985 . “ Can the Subaltern Speak? Speculations on Widow Sacrifice .” Wedge 7/8 : 120 – 30 . Trotman David V. 1986 . Crime in Trinidad: Conflict and Control in a Plantation Society, 1838–1900 . Knoxville : University of...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), in their enthusiasm to applaud women’s transformative agency in Kashmir, have often stereotyped them as one particular type of dissident—grieving mother/widow/daughter, the militant-terrorist, or the intellectual-activist. In the process, textured and...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... funeral and is expected to perform her proper role as a grieving widow (although her soul feels “boundless”), Janie “starche[s] and iron[s] her face” while “herself went rollicking with the springtime across the world” (Hurston 2006 , 88). Janie makes the decision to keep her “inside and outside...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... (under duress, then spits it out). She accompanies Mrs. Khan, who, in contrast, is dressed in black. She is an upper-class woman, a widow and mother who consorts with Pakistanis to aid the Bengali freedom struggle ( fig. 4 ). At this party Mrs. Khan makes the ultimate sacrifice by acquiescing to the...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 219–254.
Published: 01 December 2020
... ill, a widow, divorced or separated. Finally, her body may not be buried on the reserve with those of her forebears. —Kathleen Jamieson, Indian Women and the Law in Canada: Citizens Minus (1978) Canada’s Constitution Act of 1867 assigned “exclusive jurisdiction” to Parliament over “Indians...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... body of evidence, and national civil rights organizations began categorizing these as “sex crimes” (McGuire 2010 ). The case of Rosa Lee Ingram came to symbolize the plight of black mothers entangled in the web of sexism, poverty, and racism. A sharecropper and recently widowed mother of fourteen...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of women and girls: “Another girl abused, another woman widowed,” she writes. Naga women remain outside the purview of the law owing to their doubly criminalized non-Indian faces, wherein they represent the gendered others of the nation, as mentioned earlier. Changkija’s poems carefully highlight the...