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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in which various audiences—African American, white American, white Latin American, and Afro-Caribbean—translated her performances of blackness. Cosme’s success stemmed from her ability to construct a nuanced representation of blackness within both Cuban and Afro-diasporic perspective. Copyright © 2017...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to address three main subjects: the presence of racism in Puerto Rico and its connections to colonialism, a proposal to subvert patriarchal forms that dictate relationships between women, and an invitation to embrace our Afro-Caribbean identity as a manifestation of cultural resistance. Copyright © 2018...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 September 2010
...-naturalize the myth of a precolonial 146 MERIDIANS 10:1 history of Afro-Caribbean sexuality and society as one of heterosexual and nuclear family constructions (85). Positioning black women's sexuality as both dangerous and necessary to the emergent and post-emergent national project, the national discourse...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 73–103.
Published: 01 September 2006
... as another manifestation of the increasing valuation of white bourgeois childhood and domesticity in Britain, but, rather, it must be understood as reproducing the exploitation oflabor that made such white domesticities possible. When Dauxion-Lavaysse cites Afro-Caribbean laborers' "greatest fondness" (1820...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of the census figures, according to which only 10.4 percent of the population are self-identified as Black on an Afro-Caribbean island. Ortiz argued that the "racial factor contributes to the vulnerability of populations, due to the fact that throughout the world and Puerto Rico, Black populations tend...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
... into the rhythm, forcing hips to wind around themselves, calling on a powerful Afro-Caribbean tradition. By rolling, wining, or otherwise wukking her hips, any "gal" is able to display an isolated control of her movement, direct any attention her body has attracted, and by circling this particular section...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 56–70.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-as well as Colectivo Ile,even though it appeared later on-were kept on the periphery of the activities offeminist organizations. As feminists, many ofus participated in the creation of the ReddeMujeresAftocaribeiiyasAftolatinoamericanas(Network of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Women)-which now...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... contains herstories of mostly enslaved Afro-Latin American Women in the 17thand 18thcenturies, and promises to become a foundation for establishing Black women's history as an intellectual field in Latin America and the Caribbean.3·4 In the collection AfrocubanaHs:istoria, Pensamientoy Practicas Culturales...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 40–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... into the processes of attaining a particular black feminist subjectivity is a task that I begin in this essay. But, like Irma McClaurin-Allen (1990) and Ruth Behar (1990, 1993), I read one woman's life story not as an ideal type of Guyanese woman, or even of a middle-class, Afro-Caribbean woman activist, but rather...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that the rise of"Rotundamente negra" coincides with the growth of Afro-descendant women's movements in Latin America, especially the activism of the Red de Mujeres Afrolatinoamericanas, Afrocaribeiias, y de la Diaspora (Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean, and Diaspora Women). As democracy expanded...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 225–227.
Published: 01 September 2014
... is a queer black troublemaker, a black feminist love evangelist, a time traveller/space cadet, a prayer-poet priestess and an afro-Caribbean granddaughter growing. Alexis has a PhD in English, Africana Studies and Women's Studies from Duke University and was the first researcher to work the archival papers...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., so much so that at the end of her life, she recommenced her affiliations with Santería, into which she’d been initiated as a child. 10 Casal’s diaspora experiences reveal her affinities with other feminists of color in her orbit in this period, many of whom also had Afro-Caribbean roots. As Toni...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Jacqui Alexander actively assists in the processes of memory, providing information that fills gaps created by dominant histories. Alexander draws on Afro-Caribbean religious practices to access ancestral spirits, because she "surmised that cosmological systems housed memory, and that such memory...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
... exposing the interrelation, imbrication, and intersection of systems-or matrices-of domination and of"race," class, and sexuality. This has provided continuity for these Afro-American contributions and been the foundation for new perspectives from the Latin American and Caribbean contexts. Bytaking all...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 29–67.
Published: 01 September 2000
... ViolenceAgainst Women and the Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women's Network. The 1990s witnessed the ascendance of a new form of international activism among growing numbers of feminists in the region -one targeting intergovernmental organizations (IGos) and international policy arenas and thereby hoping...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Santos used the concept "FeminismNo egro Diasp6rico("Diasporic Black Feminism) to designate diverse black feminisms existing in the Diaspora. She identified five feminist projects: the Afro-Latin American, the Afro-Caribbean, the Afro- American, the African, and that of British Black women. In her...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 113–132.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., alumni, and legislators are informed that an institution is making progress regarding the issue of diversity while little or no progress is made to include both African American faculty and students. African and Afro-Caribbean faculty tend to be seen as easy substitutes for African American faculty...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): v–xi.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-descendant Feminisms in the Americas, organized by the Afro-Latino Diasporas: Black Politics and Racial Cultures Research Group at the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS)at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. CLACLS director, Sonia Alvarez, along with the research group's co...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 265–292.
Published: 01 April 2022
... to Afro-Caribbean people. Recently, I learned that Puerto Rico was one of the last islands to abolish slavery. While it was under Spain’s control, Spain waited until 1873 to abolish slavery, but then still had enslaved people work for three more years before they could taste their freedom (Library...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the tendency to over-emphasize the experiences of English-speaking Black women" within the global project ofBlack feminist studies, Afro-Latin American women's voices have been "muted," despite the fact that they "have made significant theoretical and philosophical interventions that could potentially change...