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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 144–156.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Meridians (1 September 2002) 3 (1): 265–273.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... fetishization without fully considering how race, gender, class, and technology are co-constituted. Drawing on critical feminist theory, social justice education, and science and technology studies, this essay offers a critique of neoliberal approaches to technology education for girls of color and provides a...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... entities able to come and go at will, Asian companies are able to adopt a virtual character, while alienating women from the high-tech commodities they produce, treating the women as machine-like, disposable cyborgs without human needs or rights. I argue for an understanding of not only the economic and...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... national elected office at the same time that black feminists were institutionalizing their activism into organizations, Chisholm bridged grassroots and local activism with the national state. She also bridged the ongoing black freedom struggle and women's movements, though not without complication and...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 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 of the...
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Meridians (1 September 2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
... somehow transcend their grievous pasts in becoming model American citizens. Because Korean history cannot be discussed without implicating the U.S. and calling into question its exceptional values, such recollection might be willfully avoided. I claim that Cha's mel- han -cholic plays generate productive...
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Meridians (1 September 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 (1 March 2010) 10 (2): 66–67.
Published: 01 March 2010
... women whose global consciousness and intimate female networks promoted progressive change, but also her role as mentor to younger historians eager to “out” lesbian history and further LGBT rights. Linda K. Kerber adds that no celebration of Cook's career is complete without recognition of the...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 232.
Published: 01 November 2018
... since before the border between wild and free was pinned like steel and plaster, animal and woman, birth and death. Only daughters are shouldered into becoming Mother, cold without children, colder still after birth. This is how it has always been. All we cannot know is when. ...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in terrible ’80s shoulder pads with wide-brimmed hats and lots of eye makeup, because she was beautiful and thin . Naturally thin, without any bulimia or gastric bypass that my Aunt DeeDee eventually got like winning the lottery; Michelle was thin on her own merits. Her thick dark hair was straight...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... without displaying self-indulgence and privilege?” Sharpe’s becoming “undisciplined” is what Mupotsa calls being “undutiful daughters”; Pumla Gqola ( 2017 ) uses becoming “rogue” and Sara Ahmed ( 2010 ), speaking of what she calls “living in proximity to a nerve,” calls the undisciplined “killjoys...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... offering graduate courses. A majority of deans of women reported directly to campus presidents and understood that without their activism, higher education institutions would “continue to be in the future as the vast majority have been in the past—institutions for men” (Mathews Rosenberry 1915 , 14). In...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 8–13.
Published: 01 April 2019
... without you the world would spill and lose itself. it’s more like that. they say god moved over the face of the deep, but in the deep there we already were. already pulsing already pulled by moon, relevant to us whether or not it was lit by sun. they fear the depth of the ocean rightly. we know what...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... sighs, all soft obeisance to her colonial lover without ever a demand for reciprocity or a thought of resentment. The doudou becomes both the cause of colonialism (she must be possessed) and its justification (she wants to be possessed). Doudou literature, as the traffic in these stereotypes comes...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., racism, neo-colonialism, and globalisation. It also places the inter-connectedness of gender, women’s oppression, race, ethnicity, poverty, and class at the centre of the discourse. It is therefore impractical to talk about a feminist theory in Africa without an understanding of how these issues have...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., such as the mystery and the detective story, which are developed and given more explicit form in later works, including Darko’s The Housemaid ( 1998 ), Faceless ( 2003 ), and Not without Flowers ( 2007 ) and Benjamin Kwakye’s The Sun by Night ( 2005 ). “The Blue Patch Mystery” and “Vengeance...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... collection, Opting In: Having a Child without Losing Yourself . Similar to Wolf ( 2003 , 275), Walker writes of biological motherhood as an identity that is “forged . . . ideologically driven, and deeply willed.” In Opting In , Richards too emphasizes the pull of biology and the influence of the...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
... girls overwhelmingly agreed: “Jaymo and Shona.” “Why Jaymo?” “He shouldn’t have entered her house without permission.” “He should not have forced her.” “Why Shona?” “Why did she take his boda ?” “She should have known better.” “She shouldn’t have spoken to him.” “Why did she offer him water?” “Why...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
...” that made up the pieces of her migrant life and my m other tongue (Gordon 1997 ). I think about her ghosts as a gathering place, where I sit with these undesirable memories rather than move or rush beyond them. Without, I hope, “committing further violence in my own act of narration” (Hartman 2008b...