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Afro-Cuban costumbrismo : from plantations to the slums

Author: Rafael Ocasio
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A broad examination of representations of Afro-Cuban religious themes in literature and popular arts, focusing on how white authors of Costumbrismo literature represented black culture.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rafael Ocasio
ISBN: 9780813041643 0813041643
OCLC Number: 754725784
Description: xvii, 230 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: nineteenth-century costumbrista writers on the slave trade and on black traditions in Cuba --
Cuban costumbrista portraits of slaves in sugarmills: essays by Anselmo Suárez y Romero --
Juan Francisco Manzano's autobiografía de un esclavo: self-characterization of an urban mulato fino slave --
Urban slaves and freed blacks: black women's objectification and erotic taboos --
The costumbristas' views of manly black males: uppity blacks and thugs --
Depictions of the horrific "unseen": Cuban Creole religious practices --
Conclusion. Costumbrista essays on blacks: nineteenth-century preconceived notions of civility.
Responsibility: Rafael Ocasio.

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A broad examination of representations of Afro-Cuban religious themes in literature and popular arts, focusing on how white authors of Costumbrismo literature represented black culture.
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