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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?” Nĩtawa...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., benevolent, capable black patriarchs” (Chapman 2012 , 57). In other words, the New Negro’s counterpart was not an equal but a deferential “race woman” relegated to a parallel yet “invisible talented tenth” (Waite 2001 ), her efforts focused on strengthening relations of marriage, family, and community. In...
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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
... 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 payment for his ineffectual medical treatment...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., 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 two Jewish half-siblings. In...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., 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 Arabs in...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... continent, were the original feminists. In her now classic anthology, The Black Woman Cross-Culturally , Steady argued that “true feminism” stemmed from “an actual experience of oppression, a lack of the socially prescribed means of ensuring one’s wellbeing, and a true lack of access to resources for...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... 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 Domestic Society (1837). Figure 2...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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 meeting organizer...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., 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 the maternal body...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., 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 felt that Black...
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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
... 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 secessionist movements differently from their male counterparts (5). In fact...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... black woman’s special psychic space. I find richness in the film’s visual landscapes and the ubiquitous presence of water, which, I argue, signals not only the inward retreat but the retrieval of many types of memory, a process pivotal to individual and communal healing. Like Walker’s narratives in...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... “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 mockery of the government. By capturing schoolgirls from a government institution...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... 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 woman who dared to live alone (Fedirici...