The Resource Lydia Cabrera and the construction of an Afro-Cuban cultural identity, Edna M. Rodrâiguez-Mangual, (ebook)

Lydia Cabrera and the construction of an Afro-Cuban cultural identity, Edna M. Rodrâiguez-Mangual, (ebook)

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Lydia Cabrera and the construction of an Afro-Cuban cultural identity
Title
Lydia Cabrera and the construction of an Afro-Cuban cultural identity
Statement of responsibility
Edna M. Rodrâiguez-Mangual
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Language
eng
Summary
Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991), an upper-class white Cuban intellectual, spent many years traveling through Cuba collecting oral histories, stories, and music from Cubans of African descent. Her work is commonly viewed as an extension of the work of her famous brother-in-law, Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, who initiated the study of Afro-Cubans and the concept of transculturation. Here, Edna Rodriguez-Mangual challenges this perspective, proposing that Cabrera's work offers an alternative to the hegemonizing national myth of Cuba articulated by Ortiz and others.Rodriguez-Mangual examines Cabrera's ethnographic essays and short stories in context. By blurring fact and fiction, anthropology and literature, Cabrera defied the scientific discourse used by other anthropologists. She wrote of Afro-Cubans not as objects but as subjects, and in her writings, whiteness, instead of blackness, is gazed upon as the "other." As Rodriguez-Mangual demonstrates, Cabrera rewrote the history of Cuba and its culture through imaginative means, calling into question the empirical basis of anthropology and placing Afro-Cuban contributions at the center of the literature that describes the Cuban nation and its national identity
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Midwest
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Rodrâiguez-Mangual, Edna M
Dewey number
868/.6409
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Envisioning Cuba
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  • Cabrera, Lydia
  • Electronic books
  • Cuba
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
Target audience
adult
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Lydia Cabrera and the construction of an Afro-Cuban cultural identity, Edna M. Rodrâiguez-Mangual, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876282
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11709863
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remote
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11709863
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MWT11709863
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lydia Cabrera and the construction of an Afro-Cuban cultural identity, Edna M. Rodrâiguez-Mangual, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876282
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11709863
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709863
System control number
MWT11709863
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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