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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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Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 2. Steering Committee for Sanctuary in the Streets. Courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. Figure 2. Steering Committee for Sanctuary in the Streets. Courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. More
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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 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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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 (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... her as much about herself, as it did about human rights and dignity in America today. Copyright © 2003 Wesleyan University Press, now published by Duke University Press on behalf of Smith College 2003 labor unions union organizers African American women Mississippi Delta women workers...
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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 (2021) 20 (1): 218–228.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Alden Sajor Marte-Wood Content moderators. An invisible subset of business process outsourcing labor. They’re the workers reproducing the online social spaces we’ve come to depend on during this outbreak. Their affective and emotional burden is heavy. Before the pandemic, they were charged...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... through radical motherhood. It was a means to circumvent rising anticommunism across the West and build sympathy for women in colonial struggles in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Ling Long, one of two delegates from Malaysia, spoke bluntly about their independence war led by the Malaysian workers...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 508–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of Domestic Workers, the Black Lesbian National Seminar, and the National Front for Women in Hip Hop, the Marcha sought to reach out to all Black women involved in all sorts of social change efforts in an exceptionally wide range of places and spaces, urban and rural, governmental, religious, trade union...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to the state’s larger agenda,” (156) often at women’s expense. In the case of sex workers targeted for reeducation and incorporation into the new socioeconomic order, the revolutionary state developed a multistage policy that involved establishing trust and securing the cooperation of these marginalized women...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
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...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... worker who defrauded her. In his decision, did the judge project onto Mary Pryor racialized and gendered notions of poor people’s inferiority? Or did Mary Pryor actively portray herself as a “simple-minded” and “ignorant colored woman” to win the court’s sympathy? In Toni Morrison’s novel, Jazz ( 1993...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... advances made in the pursuit of environmental justice and social justice for women, people of color, queer folks, religious minorities, and the most vulnerable workers. Worse yet, the GOP-dominated Senate has aided and abetted the president in manifesting those agendas. From confirming two Supreme...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... in the domains of state, civil society, and market (186)—through organized protests against police violence, critiques of patriarchy in print, and the organizing of impoverished women workers in traditional occupations. Meanwhile, “developmentalist feminism” was constituted by “educated, largely middle-class...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and sanitary brigades of 1964. The FMC was integral to the development of the national daycare system, as well as the Ana Betancourt Schools for Peasant Women, which taught useful skills to prepare poor women for gainful employment, the National School for Social Workers, and Casas de las mujeres , which were...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of Sadiqi’s first doctoral students, encourages her former mentor to reflect on feminisms in Africa today. When several members of the AFI attended the Decolonizing Feminisms conference at Wits University in August 2016, we had the opportunity to hear a fascinating paper on African sex worker activism...