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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Alyssa Garcia Abstract In 1961, several mass organizations in Cuba collaborated as Fidel Castro launched a national campaign against prostitution. By 1965, only four years later, the Revolution proclaimed “the elimination of prostitution” in Cuba. This article examines the Cuban Revolution’s...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Laura Lomas Abstract The exiled Cuban poet, editor, and feminist Lourdes Casal breaks with social scientific convention and identifies in the first person with “Hispanic Blackness,” feminism, and Cuba in her essays about race and revolution. Her bridging of identity categories informs Casal’s self...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 April 2022
... healing scenes and also referencing nature-based Yoruba and Cuban Santería practices. Additionally, other records of this legend explain that Carlota only had eyes for another enslaved woman, Fermina. Therefore, the author attempts to push queer imaginations of the two women, beyond the Atlantic and onto...
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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 (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Tina Hernandez Abstract This narrative, creative nonfiction piece is implicitly about epigenetics and explicitly about the oral tradition among multigenerational women in the author’s Cuban American family. How we see ourselves and each other is explored literally and metaphorically. I don’t come...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... perform music and theater—aimed at disrupting the definition of who is authentically Cuban—in the heart of the tourist zone. Widening the “circle of the we,” the space Las Krudas' music elaborates is seemingly heterotopic in that it may not be represented physically, yet it presupposes a “system...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... American women, the historical experiences of racialized reproduction and black and mulatto women's perspectives of it are much more complex. 2 This essay explores that complexity in the works of four Afro-Latin American writers (Brazilians Maria Firmina dos Reis and Carolina Maria de Jesus, and Cubans...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 October 2020
... contribute to the fulfillment of Article 86 of the Constitution, which ensures that girls, boys, and adolescents “are protected from all types of violence.” In addition, the Cuban state would actualize Article 41 of the Magna Carta itself, which upholds the principles of progressiveness, equality...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of this story that centers the “queer relationship” between Carlota and Fermina, another enslaved woman with whom Carlota was evidently in love with, while also “referencing Yoruba and Cuban Santeria practices” from which they drew strength and support. The Cuban context of and contributions to transnational...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 149–175.
Published: 01 March 2005
... voice. With this highly acclaimed and self-proclaimed "naughty" book (Behar 2003, xiv), the Cuban American poet, essayist, anthropologist, and documentary filmmaker "smuggles" a Mexican woman's words across the U.S.-Mexican border.3 In this essay I explore the multiple borders that Ruth Behar crosses...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 155–157.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Elizabeth Pérez eperez@religion.ucsb.edu Copyright © 2022 Smith College 2022 masculinity Cuban revolution misogynoir racism/anti-Blackness Latinx immigration kinship Santiago de Cuba, 1996 Nephew my grandfather loved (tanned man at my sunburned elbow): you...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... 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 scholars working in a variety of sectors...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for a new emergence of Afro-Cuban feminisms. Women's leadership in the Cuban chapter of the Articulaci6n Afrodescendiente en America Latina y el Caribe (ARAAC) arose in counterpoint with primarily male critics of that organization. The publication and enthusiastic reception of the collection Aftocubanasin...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... those held in Puerto Rico. 7 The Darpana Project, web.archive.org/web/20110708233437 / http://darpana.com/about_us_mrinalini_sarabhai.php (accessed September 27, 2019). 8 As I was writing this introduction, Cuban novelist Wendy Guerra published an editorial in the New York Times...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 268–271.
Published: 01 March 2004
... has published essays on Cuban and Mexican literature and is presently working on an anthology of Cuban poetry in translation. Dr. Feigenbaum is a Senior Program Officer at a Washington, D.C. government agency LESLIE HILL is Associate Professor of Political Science at Bates College. Her research...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): v.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., including black feminism's second and third waves, queerness, and Muslim women. The authors reflect on the intersections with transnational music traditions such as Calypso, Afro-Cuban, and the vocalizations heard in Hindi films. The visual as well as the textual is explored through the double-voiced...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... enactment of their citizenship rights—it also embeds primary documents as archival evidence within the piece. Following this thread, Tina Hernandez’s short memoir “Legacy Dysphoria” is “implicitly about epigenetics and explicitly about the oral tradition” of a multigenerational, matriarchal Cuban...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 271–273.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., Cuban, and Brazilian cultural-historic themes. SHAMEEM BLACK is Assistant Professor of English at YaleUniversity. She is currently working on a manuscript about cosmopolitan poetics and transcultural imagination in contemporary literature. Her previous study of homoerotic authorial influence appeared...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Woman) about the place of the Afro-descendant woman as an active participant in forging the Cuban nation, Campbell's "Rotundamente negra" is a far cry from the images of neBraasnd mulatassashaying across the pages of neBrista poetry that rose to prominence in Spanish American literature during the first...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 March 2005
... identity as both a woman-of-color activist and academic in Canada. In Coyotes,Comadresy, ColegasS"usana S. Martinez reflects on the 1993 publication of Ruth Behar's TranslatedWoman:CrossingtheBorderwithEsperanzaS'story.In Behar's work the Cuban American anthropologist deliberately inserts her own voice...