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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Lourdes Torres Abstract While in the last decades there has been a proliferation of writings by Latina lesbians who theorize issues of intersectionality, missing still are the voices and analyses of Puerto Rican lesbians who articulate the specificity of Puerto Rican sexual, racial, national...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lourdes Torres Abstract While in the last decades there has been a proliferation of writings by Latina lesbians who theorize issues of intersectionality, missing still are the voices and analyses of Puerto Rican lesbians who articulate the specificity of Puerto Rican sexual, racial, national...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to identify debt as an extractive enterprise and seize hold of a notion of freedom that is robust enough to resist what Jodi Kim and Michael Hudson have called “debt imperialism.” Paying attention to the recent Puerto Rican revolt against the governor, the fiscal control board, the management of hurricane...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Marie Cruz Soto Abstract This article delves into the history of medical institutions, birthing practices, and reproductive rights in Vieques. The exploration exposes contradictions at the heart of Puerto Rico’s colonial modernity. Around the middle of the twentieth century, Puerto Ricans were...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
... concerns about a Puerto Rican “culture of poverty” emerged and aligned with rhetoric from the late 1940s and 1950s that described the “Puerto Rican problem” in New York. 7 Culture of poverty discourses ignore structural causes of poverty and pathologize Puerto Rican families. In Oscar Lewis’s ( 1966...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Ricans via the Jones Act of 1917—notably nearly twenty years after the island, together with Guam and the Philippines, was made an unincorporated territory subject to U.S. rule under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1898)—Puerto Rican women on the island were not enfranchised by the Nineteenth Amendment...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
...-generation Puerto Rican, born and raised in immigrant communities in New York, describes her affinity for quotidian women’s cultures, for Black and Jewish and Latin American life in the city, for English literature, for communist political ideals—synthesizing a mature but buoyant, leftist, womanist feminism...
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Published: 01 October 2020
communications about Spanish-speaking (Puerto Rican) tenants. Courtesy of Impremedia Operating Company LLC. Figure 5. SOCIALES por Sonia Ellis, El Diario La Prensa. Photocopy of article dated January 24, 1965. The bottom of the page, under the heading “ACTIVITIES OF SPANISH-AMERICAN TENANTS,” provides More
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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 (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in their daily life relate the associations that people verbalize to them. These associations are related to a series of popular and folkloric images, which are internal as well as external to Puerto Rican culture. Among these associations are the images of Mamá Iné (an animated slave woman who serves...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Vicki and DuBois Ellen Carol . New York : Routledge . Rodríguez Clara E. 1991 . Puerto Ricans: Born in the U.S.A . Boulder, Colo. : Westview . Rodríguez Clara E. , ed. 1997 . Latin Looks: Images of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. Media . Boulder, Colo. : Westview...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 348–359.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and/or English in addition to their country’s dominant language of Spanish or Portuguese. 3 Lee, a White woman from Oklahoma, who at the time of writing this report was the wife of future Puerto Rican political leader, Luís Muñoz Marín, was also a highly regarded poet, literary scholar and translator...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and establishment of Chicano/Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and/or Latino studies. Unlike their contemporary Latin Americanist colleagues, these early Latino studies scholars did articulate what are now called “transnational” analyses and political concerns, including with race and gender, as systems produced...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Lober’s interview with Aurora Levins Morales, ​a Puerto Rican and Jewish writer, poet, and storyteller who authored key texts in the woman of color feminist intellectual tradition and remains active in disability justice and anti-imperialist and feminist struggles, weaves together a rich tapestry from...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 394–413.
Published: 01 October 2019
... 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 delegation’s trip was its meeting with Dora María Tellez, popularly known...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... : vii – viii . Thobani Sunera . 2002 . “ War Frenzy .” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 2 , no. 2 : 289 – 97 . Torres Lourdes . 2009 . “ Queering Puerto Rican Women’s Narratives: Gaps and Silences in the Memoirs of Antonia Pantoja and Luisita López Torregrosa...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... by feminist scholars and the activists themselves. From Jennifer Nelson, we have learned how women of color in the Black and Puerto Rican Nationalist movements worked to get feminist issues, particularly abortion and reproductive rights, onto their respective movements’ agendas (Nelson 2003 ). Jael Silliman...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Federation. Many Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban writers were writing from a utopian point of view during this time, among them Eugenio María de Hostos, Emeterio Betances, and José Martí. For instance, Dominican intellectual Pedro Henríquez Ureña wrote in his 1925 treatise La utopía de América...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of Native Hawaiians, who are not seen as an important plantation labor constituency compared to Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican laborers. More broadly, these histories have ignored settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi by taking for granted that Hawaiʻi is, and was always destined...