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The Power of Race in Cuba

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In The Power of Race in Cuba, Danielle Pilar Clealand analyzes racial ideologies that negate the existence of racism and their eff... Weiterlesen
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In The Power of Race in Cuba, Danielle Pilar Clealand analyzes racial ideologies that negate the existence of racism and their effect on racial progress and activism through the lens of Cuba. Since 1959, Fidel Castro and the Cuban government have married socialism and the ideal of racial harmony to create a formidable ideology that is an integral part of Cubans' sense of identity and their perceptions of race and racism in their country. While the combination of socialism and a colorblind racial ideology is particular to Cuba, strategies that paint a picture of equality of opportunity and deflect the importance of race are not particular to the island's ideology and can be found throughout the world, and in the Americas, in particular. By promoting an anti-discrimination ethos, diminishing class differences at the onset of the revolution, and declaring the end of racism, Castro was able to unite belief in the revolution to belief in the erasure of racism. The ideology is bolstered by rhetoric that discourages racial affirmation. The second part of the book examines public opinion on race in Cuba, particularly among black Cubans. It examines how black Cubans have indeed embraced the dominant nationalist ideology that eschews racial affirmation, but also continue to create spaces for black consciousness that challenge this ideology. The Power of Race in Cuba gives a nuanced portrait of black identity in Cuba and through survey data, interviews with formal organizers, hip hop artists, draws from the many black spaces, both formal and informal to highlight what black consciousness looks like in Cuba.

Autorentext

Danielle Pilar Clealand is assistant professor at Florida International University in the Department of Politics and International Relations. She received her PhD in Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from New York University and a B.A. from Tufts University. Her work focuses on racism and racial consciousness in the Americas.



Klappentext

In The Power of Race in Cuba, Danielle Pilar Clealand analyzes racial ideologies that negate the existence of racism and their effect on racial progress and activism through the lens of Cuba. Since 1959, Fidel Castro and the Cuban government have married socialism and the ideal of racial harmony to create a formidable ideology that is an integral part of Cubans' sense of identity and their perceptions of race and racism in their country. While the combination of socialism and a colorblind racial ideology is particular to Cuba, strategies that paint a picture of equality of opportunity and deflect the importance of race are not particular to the island's ideology and can be found throughout the world, and in the Americas, in particular. By promoting an anti-discrimination ethos, diminishing class differences at the onset of the revolution, and declaring the end of racism, Castro was able to unite belief in the revolution to belief in the erasure of racism. The ideology is bolstered by rhetoric that discourages racial affirmation. The second part of the book examines public opinion on race in Cuba, particularly among black Cubans. It examines how black Cubans have indeed embraced the dominant nationalist ideology that eschews racial affirmation, but also continue to create spaces for black consciousness that challenge this ideology. The Power of Race in Cuba gives a nuanced portrait of black identity in Cuba and through survey data, interviews with formal organizers, hip hop artists, draws from the many black spaces, both formal and informal to highlight what black consciousness looks like in Cuba.



Inhalt

Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One: Todos Somos Cubanos: How Racial Democracy Works in Cuba Chapter Two: De Aqui Pa'l Cielo: Black Consciousness and Racial Critique Chapter Three: Marti's Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness Before 1959 Chapter Four: Institutionalizing Ideology: Race and the Cuban Revolution Chapter Five: "I'm not a Racist": Anti-Racialism and White Racial Attitudes Chapter Six: The Power of a Frame: The Characterization of Racism as Prejudice Chapter Seven: Todos Somos Cubanos, pero no Somos Iguales: How Racism Works in Cuba Chapter Eight: Uncovering Blackness and the Underground: Black Consciousness Chapter Nine: The Seeds of a Black Movement?: Racial Organizing and the Above Ground Movement Conclusion

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Power of Race in Cuba
Untertitel: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness During the Revolution
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EAN: 9780190632328
ISBN: 978-0-19-063232-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 30.06.2017
Jahr: 2017
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.4 MB
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