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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... struggling against the established order. Afro-Brazilian feminist thought is nourished by a Black African cosmovision. In the African diaspora, as Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Oliveira (2006) suggests, Black African values and principles were transported, but the physical-spatial structure of native...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to fight for their own survival and the survival of their communities. Afro-Latin American feminism black women’s movements Afro-descendant women’s mobilization Afro-Brazilian feminist theory activist photography Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 ...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): v–xi.
Published: 01 June 2016
... organizing was a response to the lack of attention to the intersection of race and gender within the (mostly white, left-identified, hegemonic) feminist movement, as well as within the (male dominated, also left-influenced) black movement. Afro-Brazilian feminists such as Beatriz Nascimento, Lelia Gonzalez...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as the "disarticulation [of Black feminist movements in the region], the weakening of their political proposals, and the institutionalization of their trajectory." Christen Smith's essay analyzes the manifold philosophical contributions of pioneer Afro-Brazilian activist-intellectual Beatriz de Nascimento, who she...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
... insights on precisely how intersectionality is mobilized for social change and against forced displacement. More importantly, a close look at grassroots activism reveals an important aspect of Afro-Brazilian women's contribution to the development ofintersectional theory in feminist and diasporic theories...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 30–49.
Published: 01 June 2016
...: Instituto da Mulher Negra. She has been a powerful articulator of Afro-descendant feminisms nationally and internationally and is a leading voice in Brazilian feminist and black movements alike, having worked tirelessly to, as she puts it, "blacken feminism" and "feminize black struggles." SUELI CARNEIRO...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... against racism. 8 Black feminists from Latin America had raised their voices at the 1995 World's Women Conference in Beijing and played a leading role in combating racism in the feminist movement and sexism in the Black political scene. Afro-Brazilian feminist intellectual-activists such as Lelia Gonzalez...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., not heterosexual, not from privileged class positions, and, even, not women. Therefore, our genealogy as a social movement has a rich history that dates back to the Ialodes, the emblematic figures of African women. These were feminine political leaders who worked primarily in urban centers. Afro-Brazilian...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 121–147.
Published: 01 June 2016
....r.09 121 the relative invisibility ofboth women and Afro-Brazilians in efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDSin Brazil. The final section of the article places race and gender more clearly in conversation with one another and argues for the importance of an intersectional approach to HIV...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the symbolic relationship between quilombos (Afro-Brazilian maroon societies) and black subjectivity encourage us to re-imagine the meaning of Black liberation from a transnational, Black feminist perspective. This essay reflects on her life and intellectual contributions, making the argument that Nascimento...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in the Americas. In her 1988 article, Black Brazilian feminist Leila Gonzalez calls for an Afro-Latin American feminism. She argues that feminist meetings organized around this call should be inclusive spaces, open to the participation of women of different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Afro-Brazilian...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 29–67.
Published: 01 September 2000
... With targeted funds from several liberal U.S. foundations, such as Ford, one of Brazil's foremost black feminist NGOs, Geledesc,oordinated a national network of Afro-Brazilian women's organizations to participate in the national Beijing preparatory process. 18 Black women's organizations in Brazil already had...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
... Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, 1868–1912 . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press . Henry Alice . 1981 . “ Isolation of Third World Women in Mostly White Feminist Organizations .” Off Our Backs 11 , no. 11 : 3 . Henry Paget . 2000 . Caliban’s...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Feminist Review 2005; Lutz 2007). It is important to compare the situation of domestic workers in Brazil to those in other countries because this allows for the identification of what is common to domestic work in general and what is distinctive about the Brazilian experience. My participation...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 184–213.
Published: 01 September 2018
... are considered to be merely reproducers of theories from the global North). But above all, this epistemic violence harms the vulnerable and stigmatized population of travestis and female Brazilian transsexuals who, in a globalized world, increasingly have access to the knowledge produced in the academic fields...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 124–140.
Published: 01 March 2010
... kids left on the block. The integrationist world of my parents was crumbling, the zeitgeist shifting. "Negroes" were no more. A righteous and energizing whirlwind of Motown, afros, and Dayton's own "mini-riots" took hold of the imagination of the neighborhood youth, as Black became JUDITH EZEKIEL I...