Cuba's racial crucible : the sexual economy of social identities, 1750-2000
- Karen Y. Morrison.
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2015.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Blacks in the diaspora.
- Morrison, Karen Y., author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface: A Crucible of Race: Historicizing the Sexual Economy of Cuban Social Identities Acknowledgments
- 1. Ascendant Capitalism and White Intellectual Re-Assessments ofAfro-Cuban Social Value to
- 2. Slavery and Afro-Cuban Family Formation during Cuba's Economic Awakening, 1763-1820
- 3. The Illegal Slave Trade and the Cuban Sexual Economy of Race, 1820-1867
- 4. Nineteenth-Century Racial Myths and the Familial Corruption of CubanWhiteness
- 5. Afro-Cuban Family Emancipation, 1868-1886
- 6. "Regenerating" the Afro-Cuban Family, 1886-1940
- 7. Mestizaje Literary Visions and Afro-Cuban Genealogical Memory, 1920-1958 Epilogue: Revolutionary Social Morality and the Multi-Racial National Family, 1959-2000 Notes References Index.
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Since the 19th century, assertions of a common, racially-mixed Cuban identity based on acceptance of African descent have challenged the view of Cubans as racially white. For the past two centuries, these competing views of Cuban racial identity have remained in continuous tension, while Cuban women and men make their own racially oriented choices in family formation. Cuba's Racial Crucible explores the historical dynamics of Cuban race relations by highlighting the racially selective reproductive practices and genealogical memories associated with family formation. Karen Y. Morrison reads archival, oral-history, and literary sources to demonstrate the ideological centrality and inseparability of "race, " "nation, " and "family, " in definitions of Cuban identity. Morrison analyzes the conditions that supported the social advance and decline of notions of white racial superiority, nationalist projections of racial hybridity, and pride in African descent.
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- Cuba > Race relations > History.
- Cuba > Race relations > Economic aspects > History.
- Blacks > Race identity > Cuba > History.
- Whites > Race identity > Cuba > History.
- Racially mixed people > Race identity > Cuba > History.
- Human reproduction > Social aspects > Cuba > History.
- Human reproduction > Economic aspects > Cuba > History.
- Genealogy > Social aspects > Cuba > History.
- Families > Cuba > History.
- Nationalism > Social aspects > Cuba > History.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Discrimination & Race Relations.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Minority Studies.
- HISTORY > Caribbean & West Indies > Cuba.
- Blacks > Race identity.
- Genealogy > Social aspects.
- Human reproduction > Economic aspects.
- Human reproduction > Social aspects.
- Nationalism > Social aspects.
- Race relations.
- Race relations > Economic aspects.
- Racially mixed people > Race identity.
- Whites > Race identity.
- Publication date
- Blacks in the diaspora
- Winner of Winner, NECLAS Marissa Navarro Best Book Prize.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253016461 20190128
- 9780253016607 (electronic bk.)
- 0253016606 (electronic bk.)