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Introduction: Feeling Cuban

Albert Sergio Laguna

in Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479836017
eISBN:
9781479820306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479836017.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction sets up two of the book’s primary objectives. First, it establishes the concept of diversión as a necessary affective complement to Cuban American Studies and Latina/o Studies more ... More


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


Nostalgic Pleasures

Albert Sergio Laguna

in Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479836017
eISBN:
9781479820306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479836017.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter takes up a concept that has achieved a kind of keyword status in Cuban American Studies: nostalgia. The chapter tracks nostalgia not as an ambivalent sentiment but as a public form of ... More


Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Albert Sergio Laguna

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479836017
eISBN:
9781479820306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479836017.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Diversión contends that our understanding of the Cuban diaspora is lacking not in seriousness, but in play. Against the melancholia, anger, and pain that have defined dominant characterizations of ... More


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