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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Diana Carolina Sierra Becerra Abstract This 2018 report reviews the organizing model of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC), an organization based in Western Massachusetts that builds the collective power of immigrants and workers. It illustrates how the PVWC practices participatory democracy...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Long Thanh Bui Abstract This article uses the 2006 experimental documentary Maquilapolis to shed light on the struggles of women workers in export-oriented industrial zones operating under the shadow of Asian global capitalism. My focus complicates the typical reading of the maquiladora factory...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Patricia de Santana Pinho Abstract This article examines representations of domestic workers in Brazilian “common sense,” in the Gramscian use of the term. It argues that the dominant trope of maids' bodies as “dirty,” and yet the “most suitable” to carry out the job of cleaning, is produced...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ntokozo Yingwana Abstract What does it mean to be an African sex worker feminist? In answering this question this essay draws from two qualitative studies with two African sex worker groups in 2014 and 2015—the South African movement of sex workers called Sisonke, and the African Sex Worker...
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Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 2. Steering Committee for Sanctuary in the Streets. Courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. More
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Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 3. Our 2018 proposed structure to connect the various PVWC bodies. Each body will have at least two representatives, but the worker committees will hold the most decision-making power. As of early 2019, the farm cooperative has been added. In November 2019, we will hold our first More
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 236–264.
Published: 01 April 2022
...) and 2) concerning the U.S. prison industrial complex (its “school to prison pipeline,” discriminatory sentencing practices, as well as police and prison workers’ violence against women). The author applies intersectional theory developed by Black feminists to UN Working Group reports, ICERD’s shadow...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 46. Community Party U.S.A. leaders ( left to right ) Israel Amter, Claudia Jones, Ella Reeve Bloor, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, 1941. Jones, a Trinidad-born immigrant, shared her global perspective on women’s status in “Half the World,” her regular column in the Daily Worker . Ella Reeve More
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 227–233.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Crystal DeBoise Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 CRYSTAL DEBOISE HumanTraffickingand SexWork: FoundationaSlocial-WorPkrinciples For over a decade, at three different agencies, I have practiced social work and case-management with survivors of human trafficking and sex workers. The first...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... called the Worker’s Rights Center,” she says. “If I had the money I would build the biggest center that could hold people! With different sections like, welfare, and worker’s rights, a section for education, workshops set up for women, and for children. It would be a facility with computers and stuff...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... women (not only heteronormative Lebanese middle- and upper-class women). Therefore, the positions of migrant workers, refugees, and LGBT people were included in the discourse and in the organizing. What activists defined as the You Stink movement in the context of the national garbage crisis...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 278–288.
Published: 01 March 2003
... wasgood. "Does your mama know you're in Mississippi?" The person asking was Geri Taylor, an organizer with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. We were seated around a conference table at Local 1529 in Indianola, Mississippi. Four other women were there, bags of fast-food chicken splayed out...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 218–228.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... But this morning is different. Houston has just issued a stay-at-home order because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonessential workers are to stay at home. I’m a nonessential worker, an assistant professor. I teach in the humanities, a constellation of disciplines already insecure about their continued existence...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 137–167.
Published: 01 March 2004
... the terrorist attacks in the USA, CSC declared its intention to withdraw by September 31 of 2002. Social workers, deeply upset, observed to me that surely such withdrawal ought to be phased out over a few years for a destitute community, and not on such short notice. As it stood, they said, THE "WAR ON TERROR...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 September 2015
... domestic workers and East Asian factory workers in the U.S./ Mexico borderlands are perceived are the subjects of Patricia de Satana Pinho's "The Dirty Body that Cleans and Long Thanh Bui's "Glorientalization: Specters of Asia and Feminized Cyborg Workers respectively. Pinho, utilizing Gramsci's "common...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2001
... overflowwith customers. The demand for sex workers is so great that more women are flown in during the week the ship stays in port. The Commissioner of Tourism calculates that the navy personnel spend around U.S. $1,000,000 on each visit. (1999, 209) The stationing of UN peacekeeping troops in Haiti during...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 108–113.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Workers as well as visionary state representative, Larry Curry, a Democratic legislator from a heavily Republican district just north of Philadelphia. As we shall see, the EHR-PAcampaign is a child of analysis and opportunity. First, the analysis: in order to build this EHR-PAmass movement, we need...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., for example, a job flyer at a construction site in Moscow stating: “Work: a close-knit team of Slavs will accept within its ranks workers—citizens of Russia and Belarus—of the following kinds: welder, stucco worker, house painter, tile layer, and unskilled worker.” 7 During my fieldwork, I noticed how...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 191–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
... up to what it's supposed to be." Brenda underscored Dora's assertion that there has not been fundamental change in this country, "so that basic human rights are things that everyone experiences equally." Brenda called for the majority of the people-the workers-to take control of government...