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Published: 01 December 2020
Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé) leading off the the Black Women’s March on Brasilia. Photo by Adriana Medeiros. Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé More
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 50–69.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Minister of Racial Equality Luiza Bairros took office as part of President Dilma Rousseff's administration in January 20n as the head of the Brazilian Secretariat of Public Policies for the Promotion of Racial Equality. She is also a recognized scholar in the areas of Feminist Studies, Race Relations...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Cláudia Pons Cardoso; Miriam Adelman Abstract This article was written on the basis of interviews with 22 Afro-Brazilian activist women. It uses research on their trajectories to show how, as political subjects, they have used inequalities based on class, race, gender, and sexuality as instruments...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Flávia Santos de Araújo Abstract This essay takes an intersectional and transnational approach to analyze how selected poetic texts by contemporary Afro-Brazilian writers Conceição Evaristo, Esmeralda Ribeiro Cristiane Sobral, Miriam Alves, and Elisa Lucinda (re)design portrayals of Afro-descendant...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Patricia de Santana Pinho Abstract This article examines representations of domestic workers in Brazilian “common sense,” in the Gramscian use of the term. It argues that the dominant trope of maids' bodies as “dirty,” and yet the “most suitable” to carry out the job of cleaning, is produced...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé) leading off the the Black Women’s March on Brasilia. Photo by Adriana Medeiros. Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé...
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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
...-Brazilian women's experiences in relation to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It also examines black women's HIV/AIDS activism and argues for the importance of an intersectional approach to HIV/AIDS research and health policy in Brazil. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 KIA LILLY CALDWELL CenteringAfrican...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 30–49.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Sueli Carneiro; Regina Camargo Abstract This essay seeks to define the course of Brazilian black women's struggle within the national feminist movement. It questions the classic feminist perspective founded on a supposedly universal notion of woman that takes Western white women as its paradigm...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the symbolic relationship between quilombos (Afro-Brazilian maroon societies) and black subjectivity encourage us to re-imagine the meaning of Black liberation from a transnational, Black feminist perspective. This essay reflects on her life and intellectual contributions, making the argument that Nascimento...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): v–xi.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Sonia E. Alvarez; Kia Lilly Caldwell Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 SONIA E. ALVAREZ AND KIA LILLY CALDWELL PromotingFeministAmefricanidade: BridgingBlackFeministCultures andPoliticsin the Americas Coined by Lelia Gonzalez, one of the premier thinkers of Afro-Brazilian feminisms...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 508–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... nationwide mobilizational process spanning several years (beginning in late 2011, the U.N.’s International Year for People of African descent) and encompassing all regions of this country of continental proportions. Considered a major turning point and veritable watershed in Afro-Brazilian women’s activism...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-Brazilian women's activism by organizers, participants, and observers alike, the Marchainvolved every conceivable sector of Afro-descendant women's organizing and many women from the mixed-gender Brazilian Black movement as well. It therefore merits a special place in Part I of our special issue on Afro...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., to distinguish us from them. [ . . . ] It is in a constant state of transition. The prohibited and forbidden are its inhabitants" (Anzaldua 1987, 25). This article examines the border experiences of the Amazon and Texas as represented in the Mexican-American novel Caballero and in the Brazilian film Iracema: Uma...
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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 (2016) 14 (1): 84–93.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., oceanlike, sieving searches nailing dreams quilombo-gathering3 hopes in the darkness of the night. NOTES 1. Adao Ventura (1946-2004) was a Black Brazilian poet, born in Minas Gerais, also the birthplace ofConcei~ao Evaristo. A lawyer by profession, Ventura's poetic lyricism centers the socio-politic issues...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 80–83.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... Cordon of Maes de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomble) leading off the the Black Women's March on Brasilia. 80 MERIDIANS 14 :1 Figure 2. March participants from the Northern state of Para, which has dozens of quilombocommunities-rural Black settlements often...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 September 2001
... expectations of documentary film by seamlessly blending humor and devastating reality. Furtado, a Brazilian filmmaker, uses MontyPython like animation and live-action with a rapid fire, circular voiceover. The film follows tomatoes and pork from farm, to market, to a middle-class Brazilian family's dinner...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 29–67.
Published: 01 September 2000
... a novelty.AsMarysa Navarro recounts, "for Latin American and Caribbean feminists, the first world conferences on women did not have great relevance (with the exception of the Brazilians and Mexicans who did see themselves affected by the beginning of the Women's Decade). [At the world conference of the International...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as the "disarticulation [of Black feminist movements in the region], the weakening of their political proposals, and the institutionalization of their trajectory." Christen Smith's essay analyzes the manifold philosophical contributions of pioneer Afro-Brazilian activist-intellectual Beatriz de Nascimento, who she...