Lydia Cabrera and the Construction of an Afro-Cuban Cultural Identity

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-09-01
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr

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This literary study of Cuban folklorist and intellectual Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991) shows how Cabrera's work reinserted the story of marginalized Afro-Cubans into the broader understanding of Cuban national identity.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(24)
The Point of Departure: Fernando Ortiz and Afro-Cuban Studies 25(34)
1 A Disarticulation of the Gaze: Exploring Modes of Authority and Representation in the Rhetoric of El monte 59(40)
3 The Death of the King: Between Anthropology and Fiction 99(34)
4 The Anthropologist's Exile: Nation and Simulacrum 133(36)
Notes 169(6)
Bibliography 175(20)
Index 195

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