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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... examples of these positive impacts? Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 African feminism Moroccan feminism women and gender studies Ouguir: Feminism is a heavily contested word in many parts of the world, so I am curious, do you define yourself as a feminist? Sadiqi: I...
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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 (2013) 11 (2): 174–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Sudarat Musikawong Abstract Masculinity and nationalisms in Thailand during the 1970s served to enable gendered violence against activist women. Archival research and fieldwork reveal how feminist epistemologies and methods for studying memory are always gendered. Both conservative and leftist...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 219–254.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . “ Race, Class, and Gender: Colonial Domination of Indian Women .” Socialist Studies 5 , 87 – 115 . Bourgeault Ron . 1993 . “ The Development of Capitalism and the Subjugation of Native Women in Northern Canada .” Alternate Routes 6 , 110 – 40 . Brown Jennifer S. H. 1981...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as cultural politics. The way gender and class intersect in an African context continues to be an ongoing critical lever of analysis, despite some recent turns in the study of African gender systems that have evaded class as a critical variable. Copyright © 2015 by Smith College 2015 ...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
... that there is something lackluster about rap music played on radio and aired on music video programming. Additionally, gendered hierarchies on video sets create divisions among women working in various positions, and discourage women from supporting one another, which, from a black feminist perspective, does...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shiriki Kumanyika Abstract This special issue of Meridians offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the complexity of black women’s racialized and gendered health landscapes in light of relevant social and political contexts and conventions about: a) what constitutes research excellence, and b...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Odessa D. Despot Abstract This study contributes to the literature on Asian Indian women who have emigrated from Trinidad and Guyana (Indo-Caribbeans) and who are now residing in the US. Using a qualitative design comprised of four ninety-minute interviews, I explored the experiences of immigration...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 66–99.
Published: 01 March 2009
... among the NGOs as a result of the Beijing Conference; 2) international donors' active economic cultivation of anti-gender violence activism among local women's NGOs; 3) participant activists' rationalization of the project as a worthwhile cause for their political commitment with their “vocabularies...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... that framed gender as the primary axis of oppression and white women as the primary representatives of feminism. Rather than welcoming this critique as a necessary tool for crafting a more capacious feminist practice, many white feminists perceived the emergence of intersectionality as a loss of power...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kimberly A. Scott; Patricia Garcia Abstract Discourse about girls and women of color in technology has followed the familiar path of using a single-unit analysis to explain disparity. Consequently, approaches to “motivate” girls of color overemphasize gender and engage in technological...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in women that in turn altered the gender dynamics of patriarchal power. The Revolution’s limited invocation of gender identity politics did not direct attention to men or make efforts to change ideological notions of masculinity and patriarchy. As Cuban gender studies scholar Marta Núñez states, “Cuban...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of Asian cultures as premodern and irrevocably opposed to the West, much as portrayed in Samuel Huntington's “clash of civilizations” theory (Huntington 1996). I illustrate this transnational feminist critique with a documentary used in Women's Studies classes: Deborah Gee's landmark film Slaying...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 66–90.
Published: 01 September 2011
... or not, whose rhetorical exigency and authority comes from her husband's inability to speak. This case study demonstrates that although the rhetorical use of traditional gender roles, such as widowhood, provides an elevated platform from which women can speak, it also transforms women from credible individuals...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Lena Palacios Abstract This essay, with accompanying lesson plan, explores how race-radical women of color feminist activists—in particular, Black and indigenous feminists—identify, conceptualize, theorize, and resist the carceral state violence of white settler societies in both Canada...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... almond eyes, there are still women. Women willing to sacrifice themselves for the love of a man . . . Rene Gallimard, in M. Butterfly. (Hwang 1986 , 92) I teach ethnic and gender studies courses concerning Asian women predominantly to White students on the east coast, and have found that most...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... hair has been both overdetermined and underexplored as a site of intellectual inquiry. This essay aims to offer a critical examination of natural black hair as a central site of interpersonal negotiation for black women in the United States. Drawing on performance studies, cultural studies, and black...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... such as Uganda, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, and Morocco, women’s and gender studies courses, as well as departments and even schools, have become relatively commonplace. Both guest editors are products of this momentum, having earned graduate degrees from African universities that specialize in African...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the parameters of women’s and gender studies? Who were we ultimately trying to reach: teachers or scholars or students? Or could we organize a project that reached them all? Simple questions to be sure but ones we wrestled with in an effort to create a liberatory project that answered all of the questions...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... indigenous research methodology. Henrietta L. Moore defines feminist anthropology as “more than the study of women”; it is rather “the study of gender, of the interrelations between women and men, and the role of gender in structuring human societies, their histories, ideologies, economic systems...
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