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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Laura-Zoë Humphreys This article examines the changing dynamics of censorship and social criticism in revolutionary Cuban cinema in order to make a case for studying allegory not as a mode whose meanings analysts should (or should not) reveal but, rather, as a contested social process. From the...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jill Lane This essay analyzes the figure of the “smoking habanera”—a term I use to describe the sexualized image of a black Cuban woman smoking a cigar, usually wearing a headdress and revealing clothing, whose latest iteration is found among the plethora of small clay figurines on sale for...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 115–140.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Frank Guridy This essay examines how diasporic commonalities are experienced in the midst of cultural and linguistic difference by highlighting the making of Afro-diasporic linkages by participants in the Harlem Renaissance and the Afro-Cubanism ( afrocubanismo ) movement. The essay interprets the...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 223–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... revolutionary governments, on the other hand, were also often the subject of criticism for contributors. This essay argues that such criticism is often ahistorical in its focus on Cuban politics in the seventies. Rather than prognosticate the death of revolution and the triumph of liberal democracy, as Social...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2014
... that is resoundingly Cuban, brown, and queer. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Parts of a World Alexandra T. Vazquez I. Under the subheading “Parts of a World,” Barbara Johnson offers a struc- turing logic to her book A World of Difference: Part One consists of a series of...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Tavia Nyong’o Through an engagement with José Esteban Muñoz’s writings on queer-of-color counterpublicity, this essay proposes that we participate in his legacy through acts of methexis—or “group sharing”—rather than mimesis. Muñoz and Pedro Zamora are two figures from the Miami-based Cuban exile...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 149–159.
Published: 01 December 2014
...José Quiroga Originally delivered as a talk in a New York University conference titled Queer Cuba, organized by José Esteban Muñoz and others, this essay explores the present and the past histories of homosexuality and revolution, and it zeroes in on the work and presence of a group of young Cuban...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... The song “Guantanamera” is a quasi-officially Cuban cultural and national artifact, though in fact its history of composition, performance, and recording reveals it to be a remarkably unstable and fluid text. The site, the U.S. naval base on Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, continues into 2007 to challenge...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 57–84.
Published: 01 September 2007
... In Search of Lourdes Casal’s “Ana Veldford” As with most good mysteries, it all started in the fall of 2003 with a ques- Frances tion that did not have an answer — at least for the moment. Negrón-Muntaner Both of us were independently teaching a poem canonical in Cuban, and...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): np.
Published: 01 March 2009
... black European communities: black Britons and black Germans. Frank Guridy is assistant professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. His publications have appeared in Radical History Review and Caribbean Studies. His book Diaspora in Action: Afro-Cubans and African- Americans in...
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Social Text (1 September 2003) 21 (3 (76)): np.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Paz (Uni- versity of South Carolina Press). His latest book, Bitter Daiquiris: Cuban Cocktails, is forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press in 2004. ...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2009
... representative of the Negro Leagues. Miñoso is cast as the foreign Latino who many per- ceive as having traveled a less precarious path, due primarily to his Cuban ethnicity. Rooted in a peculiar form of U.S. chauvinism, such perceptions minimize...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 181–191.
Published: 01 December 2014
... them. Such perhaps are our painful and unrehearsed rituals of grief that we attempt what we know will fail; we seek in the ephemera some trace of our beloved though we know we will not find him there. I am reminded also of a passage from Cuban novelist Achy Obejas, a passage José was fond of...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2010
... nineteenth-­century Spaniards and contem- porary tourists on the bodies of Afro-­Cuban women. Lane offers an expert exegesis of the figurines, now common in Havana tourist markets, that feature Afro-­Cuban women smoking cigars in fruit-­topped nineteenth- ­century dress. During the rapid transformation...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): np.
Published: 01 June 2006
...- logical Fictions,” forthcoming from Duke University Press. She is the critical editor of Jose Marti: Politics and Letters, 2 vols., forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She is presently at work on a book about Cuban national culture titled “Cubanologies: Altered States of the Nation...
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Social Text (1 March 2009) 27 (1 (98)): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2009
... experienced commonalities. Looking at the exchanges between Nicolás Guillén and Langston Hughes, the reception of Hughes’s work in Havana, the travels of Afro-Cuban musicians in Harlem, and the Mexican caricaturist Miguel Cobarrubias’s Harlem and Cuba paintings, Negro Drawings, Guridy...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 135–137.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., Carilda Oliver Labra, Reina María Rodríguez, and Mira Yañez, “Women and Poetry in Cuba,” Social Text, no. 15 (1986): 32 – 40; Coco Fusco and Robert Knafo, “Inter- views with Cuban Artists,” Social Text, no. 15 (1986): 41 – 53; Sylvère Lotringer...
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Social Text (1 December 2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . Lerner Gerda . Fall 1975 . “Placing Women in History: Definitions and Challenges.” Feminist Studies 3 , nos. 4 : 5 – 14 . Lopez Kathleen . 2012 . Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press . Love Heather . 2010 . “Close...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 25–26.
Published: 01 September 2009
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 27–34.
Published: 01 September 2009