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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Keisha-Khan Y. Perry Abstract In Brazil and throughout the African diaspora, rarely are black women, especially poor black women, considered leaders of social movements, much less political theorists. While Afro-Brazilian women are at the very heart of the struggle for urban housing and land rights...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 121–147.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Kia Lilly Caldwell Abstract In recent decades, Brazil has been hailed as a model of successful prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. For nearly three decades, the country has been at the forefront of progressive and proactive approaches to slow the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. While recognizing...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Christen Anne Smith Abstract Black woman, scholar, and visionary—Beatriz Nascimento was a critical figure in Brazil's Black Movement until her untimely death in 1995. Although she published only a handful of articles before she died and left only a few other recorded thoughts, her ideas about...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in Brazil or Cuba to author a fictional novel or testimonial autobiography. Although separated by time and place, they were united in their projection of a black racial pride that transcended the racist marginalization inflicted upon them and their communities. Each was an unacknowledged theorist of race...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): v–xi.
Published: 01 June 2016
... insights and innovations offered by black feminist thought and praxis developed in the "South" of the Americas. As researchers who have spent a combined total of several decades engaging with scholars and activists in Brazil and other parts ofLatin America, we are painfully aware that language differences...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
... sheds light on how representations of domestic workers materialize into power relations and forms of class, gender, and racial oppression in Brazil. My analysis is grounded on information drawn from four main sources: a wide-ranging literature review; an ethnographic study of household 104 MERIDIANS 13...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... When discussing the roles and images usually attributed to black women in Brazil in an interview, Afro-Brazilian poet and novelist Concei~ao Evaristo states: espera-sqeuea mulhernegrasejacapazdedesempenhadreterminadasjim{oes, comocozinhamr uitobem,dan{ar,cantor- masnaoescreveAr.svezesa, spessoas...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 September 2018
... that the militarization of the police and the current military intervention of the armed forces under the illegitimate government of Michel Temer are part of the entrenchment of a long legacy of authoritarianism in Brazil. More than that, she knew that the authoritarian groups that sustained the twenty-one years...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 June 2016
... in Brasilia on November 18, 2015.' The actual march on the nation's capital, drew between 5,000 and 20,000 women and a few hundred men from across Brazil, was the culmination of an unprecedented nationwide mobilizational process spanning several years (beginning in late 20n, the U.N.'s International Year...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 30–49.
Published: 01 June 2016
... percent of the recommendations proposed by the movement, leading to a radical change in the legal status of women in Brazil. The 1988 Constitution granted equal rights to both parents, overturning a previous law that granted parental rights in terms of decision-making to fathers only, among other things...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 508–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... (Black Women’s March against Racism and Violence and for Living Well, hereafter the Marcha ), held in Brasília on November 18, 2015. 2 The actual march on the nation’s capital, which drew between 5,000 and 20,000 women and a few hundred men from across Brazil, was the culmination of an unprecedented...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 50–69.
Published: 01 June 2016
... agencies. She was at the helm of the State of Bahia Secretariat for the Promotion of Equality (SEPROMI)and has held positions in international institutions, including serving as a consultant for the United Nations System in Brazil for the III World Conference against Racism, also known as the Durban...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... perspectiveesn, ablingthemto examinehistoryftomthepointof viewofAfto-Brazilianwomen, whohavehistoricallybeenexcludefdtom whathasbeenreferretdo as"hegemonikcnowledge." Overviewof Context and Research Contemporary Black women's movements in Brazil took shape and spread throughout various regions of the country...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and the United States, within Brazil the South and Southeast are considered areas of progress while the North and Northeast embody economic and cultural backwardness. The elasticity of borders through natural change across time aids in appropriating an imagined border of segregation between the South of Brazil...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
... career in social movements in Brazil. Since our meeting during my anthropological fieldwork, she has been a collaborator in my research as well as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Our fragmented communications address the longings, losses, and solidarity encompassed in the practices of black women's...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in our two-part special issue on African Descendant Feminisms in Latin America, now focused on South and Central America (Part I focused on Brazil), I analyze the significance of Black feminisms for the culture and politics of Afro-Latin American social movements in the most recent past and present...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to our ancestral lines. Despite our contributions, we have been the targets of all kinds of discrimination for generations and generations, which has not allowed us to enjoy the fruits of our labor. We have been and continue to be the basis for the economic and political development of Brazil...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... with the promise of pan-African transnational liberation; and more recent flights of heritage tourism to places seen as granting access to authentic African cultures such as Ghana, Senegal, and Bahia in Brazil. Other flights home come from the imagination, what Commander terms “speculative returns.” These returns...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 76–79.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Meridians:feminismra, cet,ransnationa!ism14, no. r (2016): 76-83. Copyright© 2016 Smith College. doi:ro.2979/meridians.14.r.06 76 We have been and continue to be the basis for the economic and political development of Brazil, and yet the wealth generated by our labor has...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 29–67.
Published: 01 September 2000
... a direct response to the proposal put forth by the Subregional Coordinator ofUNIFEM in Brazil, who was herself a "veteran" feminist activist from the 1970s (Guzman and Guerrero 1998, 197).Both UNI FEMand the ECLACwomen's unit played key roles in explaining byzantine UN procedures and the vagaries...