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By Andrea J Queeley

ISBN-10: 0813054613

ISBN-13: 9780813054612

ISBN-10: 0813061091

ISBN-13: 9780813061092

"Contributes new views on ancient black identification formation and modern activism in Cuba."--Choice

"Provides precious perception into the histories and lives of Cubans who hint their origins to the Anglo-Caribbean."--Robert Whitney, writer of kingdom and Revolution in Cuba: Mass Mobilization and Political switch, 1920-1940

"Adds a lacking piece to the prevailing literature in regards to the renewal of black activism in Cuba, the entire whereas exhibiting the hyperlinks and fractures among pre- and post-1959 society."--Devyn Spence Benson, Davidson College

In the early 20th century, employees from the British West Indies immigrated to Cuba, attracted through employment possibilities. The Anglo-Caribbean groups flourished, yet after 1959, lots of their cultural associations have been dismantled: the revolution dictated that during the identify of harmony there will be no hyphenated Cubans. This ebook turns an ethnographic lens on their descendants who--during the exact interval within the 1990s--moved to "rescue their roots" through revitalizing their ethnic institutions and reestablishing ties open air the island.

Based on Andrea J. Queeley's fieldwork in Santiago and Guantánamo, Rescuing Our Roots appears to be like at neighborhood and local id formations in addition to racial politics in progressive Cuba. Queeley argues that, because the island skilled a resurgence in racism due partly to the emergence of the twin economic climate and the reliance on tourism, Anglo-Caribbean Cubans revitalized their groups and sought transnational connections not only within the desire of fabric aid but additionally to problem the organization among blackness, inferiority, and immorality. Their hope for social mobility, political engagement, and a greater fiscal state of affairs operated along the struggle for black respectability.

Unlike so much stories of black Cubans, which specialise in Afro-Cuban faith or pop culture, Queeley's penetrating research deals a view of options and modes of black belonging that go beyond ideological, temporal, and spatial boundaries.

A quantity within the sequence modern Cuba, edited by means of John M. Kirk

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