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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... demonstrations around capitalism and sectarianism, as well as visible feminist activities within and separate from these mobilizations. In 2015, activists, including feminist activists, made links to and drew inspiration from the revolutions of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This piece captures...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... turning point in the history of Black activism. Within this portrait she paints a crisp delineation of the production of a new sense of self available to Black women in the postwar period—a Black female subjecthood that, I argue, in part prompted civil rights activism rather than, as is often imagined...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt Abstract The relationship of the enslaved past to the present has been an ongoing topic within African diaspora studies generally, and within Black feminist studies specifically. This essay traces a Black feminist genealogy rooted in Saidiya Hartman’s Lose Your Mother...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., a heterogeneous set of transnational cultural flows of Indian beauty and fashion, first in order to map the transnational dimensions of Indian fashion and beauty, which have remained under-explored within existing feminist scholarship on cultural economies of Indian fashion and beauty. Second, the essay shifts...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ochy Curiel; Manuela Borzone; Alexander Ponomareff Abstract This article rethinks the challenges of radical politics within a global neoliberal context by rekindling conversations about the history of Afro-Latin American women's movements. The article explores the current economic crisis and its...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Lia T. Bascomb Abstract The image of black queens has a rich legacy within African diasporic discourse. This article examines Barbadian singer Alison Hinds's performance as Soca Queen . Hinds's prolific career spans decades. Her fans named her the Queen of Soca and she took on the designation...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and the binaristic reframing of Orientalism found within the maquiladora system, where low-wage, brown, female factory workers in Tijuana must deal with an invasive foreign imperial presence that seeks to colonize, objectify, and exoticize them as docile, mechanized cyborgs similar to Asian women. As nonpermanent...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... with a commanding economic force, black hair as an industry acts both within and without the bounds of the patriarchal state, macrocosmically, and the male head of the patriarchal family, microcosmically. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah, while concerned with her protagonist's mediation...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Erin L. Berry-McCrea Abstract This paper describes the ways that Black millennial women have come to acknowledge the role of voice and to recognize the sociolinguistic traumas that they experience in and outside of digital spaces. The lived experiences of Black millennial women within the digital...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shawn Arango Ricks Abstract This paper will discuss how the lens through which Black women view narratives of trauma and resiliency problematizes healing. Lessons learned via elders on how to view and situate themselves within the world can lead to living in a state of “normalized chaos...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... feminist praxis drew its movement demands and strategies from the masses of women in anticolonial movements, both rural and urban poor women. It also framed a two-fold theory of women’s organizing: it delineated one platform for women fighting imperialism within colonized countries, and another platform...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Msia Kibona Clark Abstract Women hip hop artists in Africa have created spaces for themselves within hip hop’s (hyper)masculine culture. They have created these spaces in order to craft their own narratives around gender and sexuality and to challenge existing narratives. This research uses African...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 143–162.
Published: 01 March 2007
...M. Cristina Alcalde Abstract In this essay, I draw on my fieldwork in Lima, Peru to critically explore the power relationships within my own feminist research and practice and illustrate what feminist research in one's own society might include. I pay special attention to my roles as academic...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 144–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., national, and racial meanings, evoking an India that seems inclusive and progressive. Yet within Lagaan 's utopian nation, and certainly within the film industry and broader social milieu, women with “ethnic” and sexually provocative voices are often deemed dangerous and are disallowed from speaking...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 261–292.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of eroticism raises important questions about contemporary black gender and sexual politics. Within the space of hip-hop porn, these gender and sexual politics are produced within a sexual economy of illicit eroticism. The “illicit erotic” challenges ideas that fix the hypersexuality of the black body...
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Published: 01 April 2019
as for birth control. In 1946, the YWCA’s national board adopted an Interracial Charter that called on its three million members to promote racial integration within the organization and in the larger society. YWCA student groups were significant sites for developing leaders for civil rights and women’s More
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 130–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Shahnaz Khan Abstract Drawing upon the cinematic narrative of the internationally acclaimed film Khamosh Pani , I relocate the issues it raises within a wider discussion about the gendered nature of conflict between religious communities during the chaos of the 1947 Partition of British India...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 102–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Sharmila Lodhia Abstract Anti-violence activism for women in India has been riddled with a unique advocacy challenge. Women experiencing violence within the home confront a widespread backlash against Penal Code section 498A, the only criminal law in India that specifically encompasses domestic...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... collectively resisted racial oppression in the United States. Contextualizing the logics of passing-as-if within colonial and racial histories of middleman subject-formation, I focus on how this dynamic poses danger for Women of Color coalitions when it manifests—however unwittingly—in one's efforts to forge...