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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and politics in Latin America and the Caribbean. At the very moment in which post-mania has lead some to declare the advent of post-feminism, Black feminisms are flourishing throughout the region. Afrofeminisms or Black feminisms have a long history in the region, but it is just in recent decades that have...
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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 (2000) 1 (1): 29–67.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Sonia E. Alvarez ESSAYS Translatingthe Global Effects of Transnational Organizing on Local Feminist Discourses and Practices in Latin America SONIA E. ALVAREZ International activism has been a defining feature of both first- and second-wave feminisms in Latin America and most other world regions...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ochy Curiel; Manuela Borzone; Alexander Ponomareff Abstract This article rethinks the challenges of radical politics within a global neoliberal context by rekindling conversations about the history of Afro-Latin American women's movements. The article explores the current economic crisis and its...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... should be considered a key figure in the radical Black tradition in the Americas. Not only did her ground-breaking theorizations of the Black Atlantic re-imagine this important concept from a radical, Black, female, Latin American perspective, but the general lack of knowledge of her theoretical...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... like Latin America. However, building on relatively recent attempts to locate Morrison in broader transnational spaces, in this discussion, I propose closely examining a text from another Anglophone, African diasporic context, which utilizes many of the strategies evident in Bluest —Kincaid's Annie...
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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 (2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in which various audiences—African American, white American, white Latin American, and Afro-Caribbean—translated her performances of blackness. Cosme’s success stemmed from her ability to construct a nuanced representation of blackness within both Cuban and Afro-diasporic perspective. Copyright © 2017...
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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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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
...-definition as a “radicalized” social scientist who sheds light on academic feminism’s blindspots and who applauds the revolutionary recognition of Cuban culture as “Latin-African.” Casal forges decolonial tools for dismantling the master’s house by adapting feminist rhetorical strategies of self-inscription...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario Likewise, given area studies’s origins in the Cold War U.S. anti-communist intelligence community, early Latin American studies scholars (who were predominantly white men) invested minimally in studying race, even less in studying women and gender, and little to nothing...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the tendency to over-emphasize the experiences of English-speaking Black women" within the global project ofBlack feminist studies, Afro-Latin American women's voices have been "muted," despite the fact that they "have made significant theoretical and philosophical interventions that could potentially change...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): v–xi.
Published: 01 June 2016
... propose Amtjricanidadaes a priviledged epistemology that enhances the visibility of Afro-decendant feminisms in Latin America, "thinks from within" those decolonial histories of struggle, and pursues "an interconnected approach to racism, colonialism, imperialism and its effects" (Cardoso 2014, 969-970...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 264–266.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Kwame Dixon Place,Languagea, nd Identityin Afro-CostaRicanLiterature.By Dorothy E. Mosby. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2003. xiii, 264 pp .Cloth, $34.95. Afro-Hispanic literary productions and works that configure or address the image of Afro-Latin people within narrative texts...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-descendant Feminisms in Latin America. Though many Black Brazilian feminist and women's movement activists and organizations form part of national networks such as the Articula{tiodeOrganiza{odeesMulhereNs egras(Articulation ofBlack Women's Organizations), the F6rumdeMulhereNsegras(Black Women's Forum...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 348–359.
Published: 01 October 2020
... provide the strategic access points by which women across the Western Hemisphere would coalesce publicly to petition their respective American governments for equal rights under the law. In the aftermath of the War of the Pacific, in 1889 the United States hosted delegates from seventeen Latin...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 183–184.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., and strong family values are great influences on her perspective as an artist. Her use of vibrant colors relates to the richness of the Latin culture. HELENA GRICE is Lecturer in American and British Literature at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. She is a feminist Asian Americanist who has published...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 56–70.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-as well as Colectivo Ile,even though it appeared later on-were kept on the periphery of the activities offeminist organizations. As feminists, many ofus participated in the creation of the ReddeMujeresAftocaribeiiyasAftolatinoamericanas(Network of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Women)-which now...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... This coming-of-age fifteenth birthday party is commonly celebrated throughout Latin America, the Hispanic Caribbean, Spain, and the Latin@ United States. It is usually quite elaborate, with the birthday girl wearing a ball gown, tiara, and high heels for the “first” time, and typically includes a male escort...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 September 2000
... women. GI NETTACANDELARIOis an instructor in sociology and Latin American and Latina/a studies at Smith College and a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the City University of New York Graduate School. She has published articles on Dominican racial identity in the United States, on Latina HIV/AIDS activism...