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Beyond Cuban Waters - Africa, La Yuma, and the Island's Global Imagination (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,378
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Beyond Cuban Waters - Africa, La Yuma, and the Island's Global Imagination (Hardcover): Paul Ryer

Beyond Cuban Waters - Africa, La Yuma, and the Island's Global Imagination (Hardcover)

Paul Ryer

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Twenty-first century Cuba is a cultural stew. Tommy Hilfiger and socialism. Nike products and poverty in Africa. The New York Yankees and the meaning of ""blackness."" The quest for American consumer goods and the struggle in Africa for political and cultural independence inform the daily life of Cubans at every cultural level, as anthropologist Paul Ryer argues in Beyond Cuban Waters. Focusing on the everyday world of ordinary Cubans, this book examines Cuban understandings of the world and of Cuba's place in it, especially as illuminated by two contrasting notions: ""La Yuma,"" a distinctly Cuban concept of the American experience, and ""Aacute;frica,"" the ideological understanding of that continent's experience. Ryer takes us into the homes of Cuban families, onto the streets and nightlife of bustling cities, and on boat journeys that reach beyond the typical destinations, all to better understand the nature of the cultural life of a nation. This pursuit of Western status symbols represents a uniquely Cuban experience, set apart from other cultures pursuing the same things. In the Cuban case, this represents neither an acceptance nor rejection of the American cultural influence, but rather a co-opting or ""Yumanizing"" of these influences.


Imprint: Vanderbilt University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2018
Authors: Paul Ryer
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-0-8265-2118-7
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > Popular culture
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 0-8265-2118-5
Barcode: 9780826521187

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