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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that claim control over the access and representation of Chicana/o histories and imagine queer futures through queer archives and archival practices. The affective and political possibilities of these queer archives further discourse of the interdisciplinary archival turn. U.S. multiethnic literature...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 139–170.
Published: 01 March 2003
... that negotiates among the various and contradictory plots ofidentity and belonging available to Chicanas. Because the creation and survival ofChicana/o communities is a primary focus of Chicana politics and narrative practices, the logic of community formation is pertinent, especially given that notions...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 September 2010
... argues that Chicana feminists and lesbian feminists in particular have somewhat ARIANA VIGIL TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNITY 63 ambivalently approached issues offemale sexuality and its relationship to Chicana/o community. According to Sugg, authors such as Cherrie Moraga, Terri de Ia Pena, and Emma Perez...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . González Deena . 2003 . “ ‘Lupe’s Song’: On the Origins of Mexican-Woman-Hating in the United States. ” In Velvet Barrios: Popular Culture and Chicana/O Sexualities , ed. Gaspar de Alba Alicia , 251 – 64 . New York : Palgrave . López Alma . 1999 . “ Mermaids, Butterflies...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2007
... that realizes that in today's postindustrial United States, power is vested in those who are willing to use military might and other violence. Most Chicana/o gang members have been denied even the most basic power. Brown argues that they are essentially denied full citizenship rights. Their alternative...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... are already a buried possibility within La Vendida that can be drawn out and given shape. The power of the figure of La Vendida is generated through her embeddedness within the consciousness and history not only of the Chicana/o social text, but more broadly, she is woven into the fabric of colonial modernity...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of Guadalupe auto "air fresheners" at the car wash. Because of her ubiquity and her polyvalence, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is a sign that is especially available for semiotic re-signification and cultural transformation. Alma Lopez, a Chicana lesbian artist, has seized this semiotic possibility...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Using motherwork with regard to Chicana feminism is a recent development in literary scholarship. Chicana literature obviously includes many mother figures; my contribution is to discuss these fictional mothers within the context of their motherwork as a response to transnational and domestic violence...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 312–315.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of Mexican American women in the zoot subculture and the meanings Chicana/o writers and artists have ascribed to the figure of the zoot-suiter. 314 ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS CATALINARfos's poetry is shaped by life experiences and community histories. Her work evolves as she evolves and is affected by personal...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and Third World Women Feminism. 2 ' Chicana feminists such as Chela Sandoval, Norma Alarc6n, and Emma Perez coined the very category decolonial that now is increasingly in vogue not only across the Americas but also in the African continent and Europe. Afro-Boricua 26 feminism in the U.S. can be identified...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
... “the thread of my blood” (55). At the close of this early work, Levins Morales situates her Ashkenazi–Puerto Rican heritage in relation with the Palestinian struggle for survival and freedom in the extended prose piece, “If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem”; responding to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 446–474.
Published: 01 October 2023
... Sexualities: Introduction .” Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 19 , no. 1 : 4 – 24 . Baca Zinn , axine M , and Zambrana Ruth Enid . 2019 . “ Chicanas/Latinas Advance Intersectional Thought and Practice .” Gender & Society 33 , no. 5 : 677 – 701...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in, "O,sientateahi."7 There's an openness about being in the home. It doesn't matter if you have a chair and a dirt floor, "Come in," and you feel wonderful. Whereas I've gone to homes that are just amazingly decorated and they're cold. There's no sort of fire. One of the biggest memories I have of my...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 April 2021
...-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 ( 2008 ) in addition to the works by de Alwis ( 2012...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 295–320.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Sabrina F. Sembiante; Cristóbal Salinas, Jr.; J. Andrés Ramírez; Maria D. Vásquez-Colina; Yamilé Silva Abstract This article explores experiences, reflections, and perspectives of actual or perceived linguistic discrimination as experienced by four Latina/o and one White foreign-born professors...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 155–191.
Published: 01 March 2001
... formally established solidarity with Asian, Chicana, Native American, and Puerto Rican women based on anti-imperialist ideology. The BWA'sbelief was that the similarities among these women transcended their differences. Beal observed, "We realized that we would be much more effective and unified...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
.../o American Literature , edited by González John Moran and Lomas Laura , 435 – 51 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Martí José . 2002 . Selected Writings , edited and translated by Allen Esther . New York : Penguin . Martínez San Miguel Yolanda...
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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...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
... lesbians who articulate the specificity of Puerto Rican gender, sexual, racial, national, and class dynamics similarly to the way that writers such as Moraga and Anzaldua and others have done for the Chicana lesbian experience. It is within this context that I examine Memoirof aVisionary(2002), by Antonia...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
...), Grewal and Kaplan may deny that they are offering a theory. I'm using "theory," however, in a broad sense as "a systematic statement of rules or principles to be followed" (OED),which is consistent with their endeavor. 7. For more examples ofTFNs, see Keck and Sikkink 1998;Moghadam 2005. 26 MERIDIANS 12...