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Rescuing our roots : the African Anglo-Caribbean diaspora in contemporary Cuba

Author: Andrea Queeley
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015] ©2015.
Series: Contemporary Cuba.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Andrea Queeley examines the interconnections between blackness, inequality, migration, and Diaspora in the wake of the effects of the collapse of the Soviet Union on Cuba. Rescuing Our Roots shows, via ethnography, how black Anglophone Caribbean people's desire for social mobility, political engagement, and the opportunity for a better economic situation operates alongside ideas about respectability.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Queeley
ISBN: 9780813061092 0813061091
OCLC Number: 892432292
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Nested diasporas, multiple mobilities, and the politics of black belonging --
British West Indian migration to Cuba: the roots and routes of respectability --
Get out or get involved: revolutionary change and conflicting visions of freedom --
Special identities in Cuba's special period: race, region, and revitalization --
"Somos negros finos" (we are refined blacks): rescuing roots as an assertion of respectable blackness --
"¿Gracias a la revolución?": narratives of social mobility as spaces of subject formation --
Conclusion: Dreams multiplied ... a final entré to Cuba.
Series Title: Contemporary Cuba.
Responsibility: Andrea J. Queeley.

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Andrea Queeley examines the interconnections between blackness, inequality, migration, and Diaspora in the wake of the effects of the collapse of the Soviet Union on Cuba. Rescuing Our Roots shows, via ethnography, how black Anglophone Caribbean people's desire for social mobility, political engagement, and the opportunity for a better economic situation operates alongside ideas about respectability.

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"Contributes new perspectives on historical black identity formation and contemporary activism in Cuba."--Choice

 
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