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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... respectively, back-to-back, as the United States positioned itself in relation to the Soviet Union and the decolonizing Third World. The last two states, the only noncontiguous states, constituted the periphery of the U.S. empire; they were located in closer proximity to Cold War political enemies and occupied...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 85–109.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., and disengage gears [or different programs of action, different oppositional ideologies] in a system for the transmission of power" (14). Notably, Sandoval does not argue for a separate gear for U.S.Third World feminists. Instead, "U.S. third world feminism represents a central locus of possibility...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 113–132.
Published: 01 September 2005
...: ssentialReadingson theOtherSideof Racism.New York: Worth Publishers. Said, Edward W. 1999. Out OfPlace:A Memoir.New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Sandoval, C. 2001. "U.S. Third World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Oppositional Consciousness in the Postmodern World." In Feminismand Race (Oxford Readings in Feminism), ed...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 155–191.
Published: 01 March 2001
... on the concept of oppositional consciousness. In her critical article on the contours of U.S. Third World feminism, she argues that oppositional consciousness is not an inherent trait of people of color but that it "depends upon the ability to read the current situations of power and [involves] self-consciously...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., and liberation; in this way, peminism shares much with womanism, feminisms of color, and U.S. third world feminisms. I prefer the term "peminist" because it signifies both an assertion of a specifically Filipina American standpoint as well as a radical repudiation of hegemonic white feminism. For more...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... imagined by Women of Color and U.S. Third World feminism (Mohanty H)9I, 4). ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I owe a debt of gratitude to Maria Lugones for the innumerable and invaluable conversations over the years that enabled this piece to come to fruition. For reading and providing helpful comments on early drafts, I...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of New York Press. Pardo, Mary. 2001. "Mexican-American Women Grassroots Community Activists." In Women'sLives,edited by Gwyn Kirk and Margo Okazawa-Rey. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. Said, Edward. 1993. CultureandImperialism. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Sandoval, Chela. 1991. "U.S. Third World Feminism...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... giving and receiving in her give-away poem, a theme that circulates within U.S. third-world feminism's spiritualism. Her act of giving as receiving rewrites 126 MERIDIANS 11:2 imperial histories of exchange that structure the figure of La Vendidaassimilation into whiteness, Chicano treachery-through...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 125–132.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and mainstream feminism and more established women of color feminisms. During the question and answer period, the discussion also addressed issues of transnational feminism and the connection that U.S. women of color feminisms and activisms have always had to third world women both inside and outside the first...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 189–203.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... And that's all about history it's not about today, it's about history. And that's partly because we in the Third World Women's Alliance and in the Alliance Against Women's Oppression both came up in strong opposition to what we saw as mainstream feminism. My political identity as somebody who organizes...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
... another Black feminist called a “matrix of domination,” so too would their dismantling require an “intersectional” strategy in law and society (Collins 1990 , 21; Crenshaw 1989 , 140). Yet, despite the Combahee Collective’s critique of U.S. imperialism and its celebration of Third World/Internationalist...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2006
... nationalisms in U.S. American and women's studies leak into the discourse about women outside of the United States. This is especially the case when the study of Third World women within global projects leans toward homogeneity and the arguably desirous attention expressed toward the Other is negotiated...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 240–266.
Published: 01 October 2023
... is co-opted by nationalist sentiment in U.S. foreign policies to claim that Muslim nations are homophobic while the Western world is egalitarian. Indeed, transnational feminism unsettled mainstream feminist and Eurocentric queer scholarship by excavating how race, gender, sexuality, and other social...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 19–52.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Whitney A. Peoples Abstract This essay seeks to explore the sociopolitical objectives of hip-hop feminism, to address the generational ruptures that those very objectives reveal, and to explore the practical and theoretical qualities that second- and third-wave generations of black feminists have...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 219–240.
Published: 01 September 2001
... in the metropolitan centers of the West and the project of feminism shifts to the spaces of "tradition" and "barbarism" in the margins-the "orient" or the Third World. In this ever expanding effort, global feminist discourse hails such subjects as burned brides, sex slaves, mutilated genitals, bound feet, or veiled...
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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 (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
... fairy tales disidentification intersectionality U.S. Third World feminisms Mango Street’s Minerva, whose name references the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, arts, and poetry, experiences intimate partner violence. Not much older than Esperanza, she is married with two children. Like her...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 102–108.
Published: 01 March 2004
... fundamentally, it is a strategic turn, one that engages issues of naming and movement-building. While I passionately subscribe to the multiracial and transnational feminist vision articulated by radical women of color, indigenous and "two-thirds world" women, this is a difficult politic to package accessibly...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and helped to establish her as a new voice within an ostensibly new wave of U.S. feminism. 1 “Becoming the Third Wave” also suggested a link between Walker’s feminist intellectual and activist efforts and those of her iconic black feminist mother, the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Alice Walker...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2001
....Cartographies of Struggle: Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism. In ThirdWorldWomenandthePoliticsofFeminism, edited by Chandra T. Mohanty, Ann Russo, and Lourdes Torres. Indiana University Press: 1-50. Moon, Katharine. 1997. SexAmongAllies:Military Prostitution in U.S.-KoreaRelations. New York...