In Island Bodies, Rosamond King examines sexualities, violence, and repression in the Caribbean
experience. She analyzes the sexual norms and expectations portrayed in
Caribbean and diaspora literature, music, film, and popular culture to show how
many individuals contest traditional roles by maneuvering within and/or trying
to change their society's binary gender systems.
This book explains why competitors and fans alike are so fiercely dedicated to soccer throughout Latin America. It is an indispensable guide for understanding the game’s especially vital importance in the region.
In Exile and Revolution, Gerald Poyo provides a comprehensive account of how his great-great-grandfather spurred the working-class community of Key West to transform their roles as supporting cast to become critical actors in the struggle for Cuban independence.
Mayes seeks to discern whether contemporary Dominican identity is a product of the Trujillo regime--and, therefore, only a legacy of authoritarian rule--or is representative of a nationalism unique to an island divided into two countries long engaged with each other in ways that are sometimes cooperative and at other times conflicted. Her answers enrich and enliven an ongoing debate.
This volume examines the British Caribbean diaspora and chronicles how the immigrants came to Cuba, the living and working conditions they experienced there, and how they both contributed to and remained separate from Cuban culture, forging a unique identity that was not just proudly Cuban but also proudly Caribbean.
Argues that cultural-political alliances between African-Bahian cultural practitioners and their dominant-class allies nevertheless helped to create a meaningful framework through which African-Bahian inclusion could be negotiated--a framework that is also important in the larger discussions of race and regional and national identity throughout Brazil.