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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 121–147.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Brazil's tremendous successes with respect to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, this article offers a framework for understanding the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on African-descendant women in the country. The analysis focuses on the gender and racial dynamics of HIV/AIDS and seeks to center Afro...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Dorothy E. Mosby Abstract This paper is both a personal reflection and critical analysis of the circulation of the poem “Rotundamente negra” by Afro-Costa Rican poet and cultural activist Shirley Campbell among Afro-descendant women in Latin America. As I heard various recitations...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for this gathering was to have a major intervention: in the twenty-first century, Black/Afro-descendent women need to conspire. We understand a conspiracy to be an act of love and care; a search for equity and equality; an affirmation of our beauty; a commitment to guaranteeing access to food, education and health...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Claudia Ferreira; Adriana Medeiros Abstract These three brief pieces formed part of a two-part special issue (vol. 4, nos. 1 and 2, 2016) on Afro-Descendant Feminisms in Latin America. The unprecedented nationwide mobilizational process that culminated in the first-ever Marcha das Mulheres Negras...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 2. March participants from the Northern state of Pará, which has dozens of quilombo communities—rural Black settlements often inhabited by descendants of for slaves or settled and cultivated by generations of Black families. Photo by Adriana Medeiros. Figure 2. March participants from More
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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 (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Y. Morrison Abstract This essay describes the common concerns about the social reproduction of race found in the works of pioneering Afro-Latin American writers Maria de Fermina Reis, Irma Pedroso, Carolina Maria de Jesus and Daisy Rubiera Castillo. Each was the first African-descended woman...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Amani Morrison Abstract In the United States, black hair—that is, the hair of African-descended peoples—has a long and fraught political, economic, and social history that informs its contemporary reception: at the interstices of self-making, aesthetic expression, and respectability politics, black...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 73–74.
Published: 01 April 2022
... for their survival, protected their shared histories, and guided their descendants on a path toward a more liberated future. niap3dot@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 Smith College 2022 diaspora Blackness identity spirituality womanism There are roadmaps in my great-great-grandmother’s braids...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): v–xi.
Published: 01 June 2016
...). In furthering this political-epistemic project, we are pleased to present Part I of a two-part special issue focusing on African descendant Feminisms in Latin America. This issue grew out of our shared intellectual and political concern that academics and activists in the U.S. lacked exposure to critical...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2016
... indispensable to forging feminist, pro-social justice, antiracist, postcolonial/decolonial, and anti-imperial political alliances and epistemologies. This is particularly the case among Afro-descendant feminisms and all who embrace anti-racist politics; the "intertwined diasporas" that forged Blackness...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... orders from a court. Such was not the case for Haitian women or their descendants born and raised in Santo Domingo. Since they don’t possess official identity documents, in the majority of cases these women are prohibited from filing a formal legal case. In fact, for about ten years the State itself has...
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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 (2020) 19 (S1): 508–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... by organizers, participants, and observers alike, the Marcha involved 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-descendant Feminisms in Latin...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 56–70.
Published: 01 September 2016
... dignity. The Heritage That Is Not Ours We are Afrodescendants; this is a term that recognizes our ancestry. We are descendants of the people of African origin who were brought to Latin America and the Caribbean enslaved. We are descendants of the people who came deprived of their freedom, people...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
... wounds of the descendants of slaves" (104). Serving a similar function at the maison, the Slavery Freedom Monument stands near the Door and declares the end of slavery, depicting a man raising unshackled arms while being embraced by a woman.' In thus cathecting Afro-diasporic longings for remediation...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the contributions of Africans and their descendants to Cuban dance, music, and literature. Artists commodified non-commercial, working-class African cultural forms to create a national aesthetic (Moore 1997). Women of African descent were integral in the development of aftocubanismpor,imarily as subjects "portrayed...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 50–69.
Published: 01 June 2016
... do you work with racist ideology from the point of view ofits effects on people's lives? Durban was a world conference and Black people were not its only focus, right? It dealt with Africans and Afro-descendants, Asians and their descendants, indigenous peoples, migrants, a whole range of groups who...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the quilombofor political inspiration. Quilomboasre the physical spaces where enslaved Africans encamped to escape from bondage during the period of slavery and the contemporary communities of their descendants that still occupy these historic encampments. Yet, in the Black radical tradition in Brazil...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 435–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . . . if movement could stop time, turn back clocks, tread she would for seven and a day . . . to reach the hour of before, when an afternoon of slumber meant nothing more than heat, sweat, flies buzzing, the rooster’s cry, thirst for the sea . . . bracing under . . . . . . descending...