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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 506–511.
Published: 01 October 2022
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lourdes Torres Abstract While in the last decades there has been a proliferation of writings by Latina lesbians who theorize issues of intersectionality, missing still are the voices and analyses of Puerto Rican lesbians who articulate the specificity of Puerto Rican sexual, racial, national...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Lourdes Torres Abstract While in the last decades there has been a proliferation of writings by Latina lesbians who theorize issues of intersectionality, missing still are the voices and analyses of Puerto Rican lesbians who articulate the specificity of Puerto Rican sexual, racial, national...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Cornelia Möser Abstract Over the past few years, right-wing political groups in France have made sexuality a focus of their concerns. Since the debate about political lesbianism in 1980, feminist research on sexuality in France has been markedly limited to research on abortion, contraception...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Stanlie James Abstract In 1977 a collective of Black Lesbian Feminists published the Combahee River Collective Statement, a manifesto that defined and described the interlocking oppressions that they and other women of color were experiencing and the deleterious impact of these oppressions upon...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 66–67.
Published: 01 March 2010
... on women whose global consciousness and intimate female networks promoted progressive change, but also her role as mentor to younger historians eager to “out” lesbian history and further LGBT rights. Linda K. Kerber adds that no celebration of Cook's career is complete without recognition...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
... at the Combahee River near Beaufort, South Carolina, and the legacy of the Combahee River Collective, a Boston-based, black, lesbian, socialist, feminist organization famous for its analysis of interlocking oppression in the 1970s and early 1980s. With the support of INCITE Women of Color against Violence, Black...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2008
... lesbian feminists like Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith, and Cheryl Clarke. As I listened to Ndegeocello's first album, Plantation Lullabies,I detected a political agenda and consciousness that resembled one that I and other, younger feminists of color shared. Her album articulated a consciousness complicated...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 81–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... for helping to kick open the closets of the academy, specifically the historical profession, specifically regarding lesbianism. In 1979, she published two revolutionary articles, "The Historical Denial ofLesbianism: A Review Essay" (Cook 1979a) and "'Women Alone Stir My Imagination': Lesbianism...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 139–170.
Published: 01 March 2003
... in the writings of many Chicanas, particularly those who identify as lesbian or as otherwise sexually transgressive. Writers such as Anzaldua, Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, Cherrie Moraga, Terri de la Pefia, and Emma Perez have persisted in demonstrating the deep relationship between racial-ethnic identities...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in a mainstream, popular, black publication. However, given that the magazine's editorial staff consists almost entirely of black women with educational, class, and employment status, it was only a matter of time before the magazine weighed in on an issue that had fostered protest from women's and gay/lesbian...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 78–97.
Published: 01 March 2002
...- HeardSistersUnseenwhich documents the bone But I went to court and I marginalization of and discrimination got put on trial because I was a against women who defy the conven- hooker. And the judge actually said tional definition of "battered woman," to me, "What did you expect? You namely, women who are lesbians, deaf...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 237–248.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... Testimonies by Filipina migrant workers, lesbian activists in South Africa, and Palestinian women living in refugee camps were a key in building feminist alliances. Viola Casares of Fuerza Unida, a Latina worker's organization at the forefront of the early anti-globalization movement, gave testimony...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
... identities, they are depicted as deviant and unnatural. Cliff takes such homophobia to task in Abeng.Creating an individual character such as Mma Alli, whose lesbian identity is known in her community, affords Cliff an opportunity to break a silence in Caribbean literary circles and to provide adequate...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 September 2018
... spoke from those vulnerable places of herself, from which the only thing to do is to speak truth to power. Marielle lived and fought as a black lesbian woman, a favelada, an activist, an intellectual, a politician, a partner, a friend, a mother, and a daughter. She was at the intersections of many...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... “ El Santo ” (the saint) ( ALLGO, 2002 ). 12 See de Lauretis ( 1994 , 81–142) for her recasting of the primal scene as a site of lesbian desire, and Emma Pérez ( 1999 , 110–14) and Calvo ( 2001 , 74) for discussions of the primal scene of colonialism and the formation of Mexican and Chicano...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that prevents Afro women from accessing certain jobs. All of this is seen as the consequences of colonialism and slavery. Even though it remains a topic of contention among Afro-theorists and within the Afro movement, some Afrodescendant lesbians have related OcHYCURIEL RADICALANTr-RAcrsrFEMINISTPoLITICS 49...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of Guadalupe auto "air fresheners" at the car wash. Because of her ubiquity and her polyvalence, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is a sign that is especially available for semiotic re-signification and cultural transformation. Alma Lopez, a Chicana lesbian artist, has seized this semiotic possibility...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... In South Africa, artists have been able to be more diverse in their expressions of sexuality. This is not to say that being gay in South Africa does not come with its own social repercussions. There have been an estimated thirty murders of gay and lesbian South Africans between 2012 and 2016 (Fletcher...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 32–53.
Published: 01 September 2010
... ofBiu'sHangingbegins with this Big Sis-Sandi Ito pairing. 8 Whenever I teach this novel, at least one studentusually, but not always, a woman-will invariably point out very happily how Big Sis and Sandi's relationship carries with it the hermeneutic coding of lesbianism. Understandably, it is pleasing to see two...