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Venceremos? : the erotics of black self-making in Cuba

Author: Jafari S Allen
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2011.
Series: Perverse modernities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Promoting the revolutionary socialist project of equality and dignity for all, the slogan 'Venceremos!' (We shall overcome!) appears throughout Cuba, everywhere from newspapers to schools murals to nightclubs. This book is a groundbreaking ethnography on race, desire, and belonging among black Cubans in the early 21st century.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jafari S Allen
ISBN: 9780822349327 0822349329 9780822349501 0822349507
OCLC Number: 700145924
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Studies) 2012
Description: xii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : invoking "a larger freedom" --
Looking (at) "Afro-Cuba(n)" --
Discursive sleight of hand: race, sex, gender --
The erotics and politics of self-making --
De cierta manera ... hasta cierto punto (one way or another ... up to a certain point) --
Friendship as a mode of survival --
Hagamos un chen! (we make change!) --
Coda : vamos a vencer! (we will win!).
Series Title: Perverse modernities.
Responsibility: Jafari S. Allen.

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