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Cuban/Cuban-American Identity

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780813029979
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039343 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0004
Cuban/Cuban-American Identity

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This chapter examines the Cuban/Cuban-American identity from historical and contemporary perspectives. It analyses certain aspects of Cuban history and culture, particularly race and religion, and describes the Cuban-American community and its particular contours. It explores Afro-Cuban religiosity during the colonial and modern eras, the twentieth century, and the present-day period. It suggests that it is hard to understand Cuba without understanding Africa.

Keywords: Cuban identity; Cuban-American identity; history; culture; race; religion; Afro-Cubans; religiosity; Cuba; Africa

Chapter.  12547 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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