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Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America

Antonio Lopez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814765463
eISBN:
9780814765487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814765463.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book uncovers an important, otherwise unrecognized century-long archive of literature and performance that reveals Cuban America as a space of overlapping Cuban and African diasporic ... More


Cuban Childhood Redux

Iraida H. López

in Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061030
eISBN:
9780813051307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061030.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For some, the only possible return in order to recover a sense of cubanidad or Cubanness is through childhood memories. Chapter 4 examines the work of visual artists Ernesto Pujol and María Brito, as ... More


Complicating Cubanidad: Novels of Achy Obejas and Cristina García

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the dominant Cuban exile narrative of cubanidad or Cubanness. The U.S. Latino/Latina literature has very recently begun to address directly, and challenge, the element of ... More


La Prensa’s Musical Popularity Contests and Fund-Raising Festivals

Christina D. Abreu

in Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620848
eISBN:
9781469620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620848.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the musical popularity contests and fund-raising musical showcases sponsored by La Prensa, New York's largest and longest-running Spanish-language daily newspaper, from 1941 to ... More


Real and Imagined Representations of (Afro-)Cubanness and Latinness

Christina D. Abreu

in Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620848
eISBN:
9781469620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620848.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter considers how the lived realities of Cuban migrants and musicians intersected with symbolic, mass-mediated representations of Cubanness and Latinness, by examining the careers of Desi ... More


Opening New Roads: Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti Redefines Revolutionary Filmmaking

Ann Marie Stock

in On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832691
eISBN:
9781469605852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894194_stock.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the works of Street Filmmaker Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti. Malberti's success emanates from his unique authorial identity, engendered by his eccentric behavior and compounded ... More


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