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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
... and Adriana Medeiros offers a vivid glimpse into what many consider a watershed moment in the Afro-Brazilian feminist movement. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 Afro-Latin American feminism black women’s movements Afro-descendant women’s mobilization Afro-Brazilian feminist theory activist...
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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
... 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 considers...
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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
... 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 and Sueli Carneiro gained international recognition by the 1980s.9...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 121–147.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 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/AIDSresearch and health policy in Brazil. My analysis seeks...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... 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 feministJurema Werneck (2005) has proposed the recuperation of their histories...
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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
..., 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 feminist theorist Sueli...
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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
... Retamar’s Caliban. This essay invites the reader to remember Casal’s 1970s essays as foundationally intersectional, decolonial, antiracist, and feminist. llomas@newark.rutgers.edu Copyright © 2022 Smith College 2022 Afro-Latina Cuban disidentification Blackness Caliban 21 Especially...
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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
... 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 of the global North. (221...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 124–140.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 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 GREW UP WHITE 125 Beautiful and Powerful. That's when I...