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Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Emily A. Maguire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the wake of independence from Spain in 1898, Cuba's intellectual avant-garde struggled to cast their country as a modern nation. They grappled with the challenges presented by the postcolonial ... More


Gender, Genre, and Ethnographic Authority:: Lydia Cabrera and Zora Neale Hurston

Lydia Cabrera and Zora Neale Hurston

in Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter interrogates the nature of ethnographic authority in Lydia Cabrera's El Monte and African American writer Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men. It shows how these two writers modify the ... More


Locating Afro-Cuban Religion

Fernando Ortiz and Lydia Cabrera

in Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which narrative structure shapes and is shaped by the presentation of race. Through a comparison of Fernando Ortiz's Los negros brujos and Lydia Cabrera's El Monte, ... More


The National Art of Signifyin(G):: Nicolás Guillén and Lydia Cabrera

Nicolás Guillén and Lydia Cabrera

in Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines how race is explored rhetorically and structurally in the short stories of Lydia Cabrera and the Afro-Antillean poems of Nicolás Guillén. Building on Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s ... More


Beyond bongos in montmartre:: Lydia Cabrera and Alejo Carpentier Imagine Blackness

Emily A. Maguire

in Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the symbolic function of blackness in the work of Alejo Carpentier and Lydia Cabrera. In Carpentier's first novel, Ecué-Yamba-O, blackness stands in as symbolic of both exotic ... More


Religious Pluralism and the Afro-Cuban Ritual-Arts Movement, 1899–1969

Kristine Juncker

in Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049700
eISBN:
9780813050454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049700.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Historiographic analysis of early twentieth-century literature on Afro-Caribbean religious arts reveals critical struggles among scholars, the popular press, and practitioners with respect to the ... More


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