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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 26–52.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Claire Raymond Abstract This essay considers the ethically complex figure of the feminine witness to suffering by thinking in-depth about photographer and installation artist Carrie Mae Weems's installation From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (Weems 1995–1996). The essay is concerned with...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 114–139.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-telling from all over the world. This transnational network of resistance extends in Cliffs novel from the Caribbean to the Pacific to Sephardic passageways; her character bears witness to events from the Spanish Inquisition to the Civil Rights era in the U.S., a temporal span that Cliff achieves through...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
... interpretations of the poem at several meetings of Afro-descendant social movements across the Americas, I was also bearing witness to the process by which creative cultural expressions become politicized and popularized by their audiences, especially Afro-descendant women, to reflect a collective desire, goal...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 184–213.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Chamindra Weerawardhana Abstract In the interdisciplinary research area of Transgender studies, Transfeminist theoretical perspectives have witnessed much innovation over the last few years. This has culminated in an increase in the acknowledgement of Transgender people in the West, as well as a...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... upon which bombs rain and mass terror is waged. This language calls on “us” to recognize that “they” bleed just like “we” do, that “they” hurt and suffer just like “us.” We are complicit in this bloodletting when we support American wars. Witness the power of this embodiment in the shocked and...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... because it actually governs our personal affairs, and we know how the courts can be biased and unfair towards women. We know the police, a lot of women have already tried filing complaints before and have witnessed harassment from police officers, so you know, women already know that, OK. And we deal with...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Black man who had calmly acquiesced to all the officer’s orders during the course of an unwarranted arrest. Chauvin kneeled on Mr. Floyd’s neck for nearly ten minutes in broad daylight before dozens of witnesses, including three fellow police officers who failed to intervene and even assisted Chauvin in...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Black Feminist Diasporas .” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 14 , no. 2 : v – ix . Arar Rawan . 2017 . Bearing Witness to the Refugee Crisis: Western Audiences and Jordanian Humanitarian Workers . Washington, DC : Middle East Institute . Birman Dina . 2006...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... mushrooms of Carroll’s tale (Cisneros 1991 : 96). In Alice in Wonderland , Alice cannot answer the question that the caterpillar sitting atop a mushroom asks her about who she is, as she claims not to be herself; likewise, Esperanza witnesses events in the garden that make no sense to her, causing her to...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... share the potency of hopefulness as they reflect upon the individual’s capacity for transformation despite cruel conditions. And these conditions, the muck that bubbles through Walker’s southern landscapes, seem insurmountable. How can Ruth survive witnessing her mother’s murder by her father? How can...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 8–13.
Published: 01 April 2019
... grandmothers who witnessed whales beaching themselves on the Long Island shore as a survival offering to their whole community. Augusta Carty/Red Gussie , granddaughter of shipwrecked Irish born in Anguilla, mother out of wedlock to nine children, the last of which was my grandfather. My Jamaican grandmothers...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... characterization of Mary Pryor as an “ignorant colored woman” was purely a manifestation of racist-sexist projection, Pryor’s self-conscious performance, or both. In the Pryor v. McIntire hearings, more than one white male witness stated that African Americans were unintelligent and indicated that the average...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that this is just the latest chapter in a long history of often simultaneous progress and regression inherent to the pursuit of social justice in the United States, a fact I have witnessed personally over the course of my fifty-three years. 1 When I was a child growing up in the 1970s and a...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-esteem? I have yet to see the statistics on the number of children orphaned by these tragedies, nor am I aware of any work being done to heal them or mitigate their trauma, especially given that many of them are witnesses to the events and are rejected by the families of both parents. Each time I think...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of us refer to as a countermemory by subverting the canon. I witnessed this firsthand during my twelve-year involvement in editing one of the anthologies of Women Writing Africa . Another victory is the ability of these feminists to resist male hegemonic political and social discourses and become...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Work 1995, 71). Women in California prisons overwhelmingly have identified lack of access to medical information and treatment as their primary concern. At the hearings on conditions in women’s prisons in California, witnesses reported that they often waited months to see a doctor and weeks for...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... facing severe psychological distress after witnessing the killing of their husbands and children, being raped by sons who are members of Boko Haram, or being abducted and forced into sexual slavery (Nagarajan 2017 ). Considerable heterogeneity exists in women’s conditions of life under Boko Haram...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in the collective imaginary as the pious guardian of the nation. Catholic doctrine holds that the Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus and was blessed and chosen by God; she was a noble, self-sacrificing figure who witnessed her son’s crucifixion. Suffering and chaste, she represents one end of a...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... farmer and World War II veteran, was shot dead before dozens of witnesses on the city courthouse lawn for the same offense. Nor had the brutality ended with the civil rights era. During the 1990s more than twenty Black men were found hung “under suspicious circumstances” in local Mississippi prisons. Now...