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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., constituted the survival of black theory and a logic of care. This is an exercise in how else one could choose to arrive at blackness and queerness and feminism by way of narration. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 memory care feminism woman-to-woman marriage narrative “How are you called...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... extracurriculum to realize her unique ideal of educated Black womanhood, “the New Howard Woman.” In a departure from the hyperscrutiny of nineteenth-century codes of respectability, the New Howard Woman drew from the self-defining qualities of the New Negro and the New Woman, while correcting for their exclusive...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... writing during the Vichy occupation of Martinique in the 1940s—the essay suggests that the seemingly monolithic trope of the sexually inviting Martinican woman contains a loophole that could lead to its own dismantling. More specifically, I argue that the element of the supernatural that is often imbedded...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... social fabric. By extension, the subversive woman in “Anticipation” who causes shame and financial loss to her polygamous husband and thwarts his anticipation for consummating his second marriage to her; the resistive mother in “Payment” who deals out hefty slaps to a charlatan when he demands...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... bonds (e.g., step, adoptive, othermothers) with one’s children. 3 This privileging of biology is connected to Walker’s contentious relationship with her African American feminist mother as well as to her experience of growing up a brown-skin girl and young woman with a Jewish father, stepmother, and...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... citizen but, due to his paternal heritage, as a Southerner from Lahej, while his father’s family thought of him as a Northerner from the Hajjah area due to his maternal heritage. Hirsi returned the following year to marry a native Yemeni woman. 6 Growing up in London at a time when there were very few...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... be both African and queer, in the here and now .” By pointing to the accommodations that the English language demands of African experience, the essay in turn insists on recognizing the intricate African epistemologies at work within practices of “woman-to-woman marriage” that Musangi proposes can...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
....” Cumulatively these measures fixed slave status as hereditary and pegged perpetuation of the socioeconomic system to the reproductive capacity of black women (Brown 1996 ). ( Fig. 2 .) Figure 2. 1835 engraving by Patrick Reason, in George Bourne, Slavery Illustrated in Its Effects Upon Woman and...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... us angry and wounded. I remember us discussing the incident on our taxi ride back to the office. There could not have been any confusion; at the meeting she had explicitly introduced herself with the pronoun she and clearly presented as a woman. The only conclusion we could arrive at is that the...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... sexed, the sexual, and gender—foregrounding the female. In short, Condé is teaching us to read liquid. In “The Laugh of the Medusa,” the French feminist Hélène Cixous ( 1995 ) urges that women write woman using their bodies and that writing in “white ink,” or breast milk, will prompt a reunion with...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... African feminism, Black feminism, hip hop feminism, motherism, womanism, transformative feminism, and third world feminism. These feminisms are tied to the needs of African and diaspora women to distinguish their struggles from Western feminists. Hip hop feminism emerged when diaspora feminist scholars...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Mexican popular culture following the Revolution. Once the war ended, the social and political landscape changed significantly, giving rise to new gendered embodiments, such as la chica moderna , or the modern Mexican woman. Fresh in appearance and attitude, the new illustrated feminine form was middle...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... women in the movement, their organization, and the discrimination inflicted upon them by the Moroccan forces. It also challenges orientalist narratives about the subjugated Muslim woman” and illustrates how different cultural contexts can enhance power for women, allowing them to participate in...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... a cheating spouse but a question concerning interiority posed to the self. Where is the black woman’s quiet, and what might she find when she goes there? How does diving into reservoirs of the self unearth memory and desire, and what might she do in the world with these sacred resources? Adorned...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... power of control over women’s bodies. Abductions constitute a literal instance of “woman grabbing,” a form of action in Boko Haram’s repertoire that adds to the capture of territory. The Chibok abductions involved sabotage, apparent retribution for the capture of the wives of Boko Haram members, and...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... through stories, women whose bodies she had touched and loved but who no longer had life. Each encounter embodies a world of female subjects that capitalism, colonialism, and necropatriarchy worked collectively to destroy: the girl-child, the domestic worker, the woman who tries to poison her rapist, the...