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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Luz Calvo Abstract Inspired by the Chicana feminist artist Alma López’s Our Lady (1999), this essay explores Chicana cultural and psychic investments in representations of the Virgin of Guadalupe. As an image of the suffering mother, the Virgin of Guadalupe is omnipresent in Mexican-American visual...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2007
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Aimee Carrillo Rowe Abstract This paper explores the temporal structures that shape Chicana subjectivity. The historical figure, La Malinche, is often imagined through acts of betrayal as “La Vendida” (literally the one who has been sold). I propose an alternative reading—that of “La Devuelta”—the...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 March 2002
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 139–170.
Published: 01 March 2003
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... identity. This essay asks whether, and how, inheritances can be curated and posits that queer archival practices are useful for simultaneously drawing from and rejecting powerful familial and cultural legacies. At the end the essay situates Like Son as part of a group of contemporary Chicana/o texts that...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Leigh Johnson Abstract This article argues that, as a tool for social justice and resistance, the concept of motherwork can be usefully applied to two texts by Chicana writers—Lucha Corpi's Black Widow's Wardrobe and Demetria Martínez's Mother Tongue . The essay draws on Patricia Hill Collins's...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Laura Halperin Abstract In this article, Laura Halperin reads Chicana writer Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street as a disidentificatory, revisionist, and intersectional collection of fairy tales. Halperin builds on critical scholarship about The House on Mango Street and fairy tales and...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 522–547.
Published: 01 December 2020
... survivor of sexual and state violence and my social location as a queer Chicana from an urban working-class/working-poor background, and to the wider political conjuncture that was taking place when I was introduced to this activist tradition. Like many poor and working-class youth of color growing up in...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
... . 1996 . “ Toward a Chicana Feminist Epistemological Standpoint: Theory at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender .” Race, Gender, and Class 3 , no. 6 : 107 – 28 . Matos-Rodriguez Felix , and Delgado Linda . 1998 . Puerto Rican Women’s History: New Perspectives . New York...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 394–413.
Published: 01 October 2019
...,” the delegation reported that the participants consisted of “eighteen Afro-American, Puerto Rican, Chicana, Peruvian, Asian, Arab, and white women” hailing from New York; Boston; Washington, DC; and the Bay Area (Carastathis 2013 : 949). Perhaps one of the most exhilarating moments of this...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., the Mexican body politic (Gaytán, 20). By contrast, Emily Lederman argues in “Queering the Chicana/o Archive in Felicia Luna Lemus’s Like Son ” that the novel’s trans-man protagonist, “Frank. Born Francisca,” rejects the madre abnegada’s destructive legacy in a Mexican diasporic landscape (Lederman...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... recognized as such, the madre abnegada played a crucial role in rescripting attributes of womanhood and in fashioning Mexico’s past, present, and future collective consciousness. 1 Chicana feminists have challenged these portrayals, arguing that the Virgin of Guadalupe and Malinche can also...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... American and Caribbean feminisms and transnational spirit, this issue of Meridians features essays that take up feminist, antiracist, and anti-imperialist politics and organizing by African American, Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Chicana, and South American diasporic activists, culture workers, and...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... These experiences instigated her disability justice activism and her holistic theory that joins body and ecology to resist an increasingly toxic world. Years after the death of Gloria Anzaldúa, Levins Morales inaugurates the monograph Kindling (2013) with a letter to the venerable Chicana feminist...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Mary Turner Project, http://www.maryturner.org (accessed September 27, 2019). 3 I use this term advisedly in light of the multiplicity of terms used by these women themselves— Mexicana , tejana , California , Chicana , Latina , raza , Mexican American, etc. 4 Over the eighty years...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . Calvo Luz . 2004 . “ Art Comes for the Archbishop: The Semiotics of Contemporary Chicana Feminism and the Work of Alma Lopez .” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 5 , no. 1 : 201 – 24 . Candelario Ginetta . 2000 . “ Hair Race-ing: Dominican Beauty Culture and Identity...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., cultures, and gender norms. These include Lila Abu-Lughod’s Do Muslim Women Need Saving? ( 2013 ), Saba Mahmood’s Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject ( 2005 ), and Debra J. Blake’s Chicana Sexuality and Gender: Cultural Refiguring in Literature, Oral History, and Art...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 414–444.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Aníbal . ( 1969 ) 1980 . Dominación y cultura: Lo cholo y el conflicto cultural en el Perú . Lima : Mosca Azul Editores . Sandoval Chela . 1998 . “ Mestizaje as Method: Feminists of Color Challenge the Canon .” In Living Chicana Theory , edited by Trujillo Carla , 352 – 70...