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Revolutionizing Romance

Interracial Couples in Contemporary Cuba

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Scholars have long heralded mestizaje, or race mixing, as the essence of the Cuban nation. ""Revolutionizing Romance"" is an account of the continuing significance of race in Cuba as it is experienced in interracial relationships. This ethnography tracks young couples as they move in a world fraught with shifting connections of class, race, and culture that are reflected in space, racialized language, and media representations of blackness, whiteness, and mixedness. As one of the few scholars to conduct long-term anthropological fieldwork in the island nation, Nadine T. Fernandez offers a rare insider's view of the country's transformations during the post-Soviet era. Following a comprehensive history of racial formations up through Castro's rule, the book then delves into more intimate and contemporary spaces. Language, space and place, foreign tourism, and the realm of the family each reveal, through the author's deft analysis, the paradox of living a racialized life in a nation that celebrates a policy of colorblind equality.

Author Biography

NADINE T. FERNANDEZ is an associate professor of social sciences at the State University of New York, Empire State College.
Release date Australia
March 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Rutgers University Press
Pages
232
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9780813547237
Product ID
4114497

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