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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
... defined my life across and within Puerto Rico and U.S. racial and political borders. Through personal accounts of my lived experience in both locations, I compare Puerto Rico's racialization process of mestizaje-an ideology that purports a state of harmonious race relations in which discrimination...
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 1. Groundaction . Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. Figure 1. Groundaction. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 2. I Got Something to Tell. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. Figure 2. I Got Something to Tell. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 3. Can You See Me? Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. Figure 3. Can You See Me? Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 4. The Flower Technique. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. Figure 4. The Flower Technique. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 5. (Re)Connecting. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. Figure 5. (Re)Connecting. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 6. Everybody Get Down. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. Figure 6. Everybody Get Down. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 8. Healing Hands. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Gloribel Delgado Esquilín. Figure 8. Healing Hands. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Gloribel Delgado Esquilín. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 9. On Becoming . . . San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Gloribel Delgado Esquilín. Figure 9. On Becoming . . . San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Gloribel Delgado Esquilín. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 10. Warrior in Headwrap. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Gloribel Delgado Esquilín. Figure 10. Warrior in Headwrap. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Gloribel Delgado Esquilín. More
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Figure 1. Groundaction . Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. Figure 1. Groundaction. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. ...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Laura Briggs Abstract Debt and imperialism have long been crucial questions for transnational feminism. This article attends particularly to recent and historical traditions of resistance in Puerto Rico and the wider Caribbean. It argues that part of the intellectual and political struggle has been...
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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 (2016) 14 (2): 56–70.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ana Irma Rivera Lassén; Manuela Borzone; Alexander Ponomareff Abstract Since the beginnings of 1970s activism in Puerto Rico, like in other countries, there have been tensions between dialogues about race and feminism. Tensions between feminisms and Afrodescendant women's movements persist. As part...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Vanessa Rosa Abstract Drawing on family photographs and documents, as well as archival research, the author reflects on her grandmother’s migration to New York City from Puerto Rico in the mid-1940s and examines her journey and new life in New York in relation to the broader sociopolitical context...
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 7. #Selfie #TurbanteoConsciente #AfroCaribbean #I’mBlackandI’mProud. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. Figure 7. #Selfie #TurbanteoConsciente #AfroCaribbean #I’mBlackandI’mProud. Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016. © Welmo E. Romero Joseph. More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to their nationality, race, and class. Clearly, the language and political context that writers have access to in a particular time and place exert significant influence on how they represent sex and sexuality in their work. In this case, it is perhaps not surprising that given their coming of age in Puerto Rico...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... In this case, it is perhaps not surprising that given their coming of age in Puerto Rico during the mid 1940sand 1960s respectively, neither Pantoja nor Lopez Torregrosa uses the "L"word to describe herself;! for the most part, they both use euphemisms and indirect language when they discuss...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... government–imposed Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) in 2016. Despite its “promising” acronym, with its imposition of “extreme austerity measures” on an already impoverished population, PROMESA has done more harm than good for the majority of the island’s people (Vega...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 265–292.
Published: 01 April 2022
... to as the love letter approach. We both come from colonial contexts—Raquel from Jamaica, and Milagros from Puerto Rico. We moved to the mainland United States at different stages in our lives, but both have grappled with the impact of colonialism in various ways. I moved to the United States...