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Author Ocasio, Rafael.
Title Afro-Cuban costumbrismo : from plantations to the slums / Rafael Ocasio.
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2012.
Book Cover

 Floor4  PQ7382 .O26 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvii, 230 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: nineteenth-century costumbrista writers on the slave trade and on black traditions in Cuba -- Cuban costumbrista portraits of slaves in sugarmills: essays by Anselmo Suárez y Romero -- Juan Francisco Manzano's autobiografía de un esclavo: self-characterization of an urban mulato -- Fino slave -- Urban slaves and freed blacks: black women's objectification and erotic taboos -- The costumbristas' views of manly black males: uppity blacks and thugs -- Depictions of the horrific "unseen": Cuban Creole religious practices -- Conclusion. Costumbrista essays on blacks: nineteenth-century preconceived notions of civility.
Summary A broad examination of representations of Afro-Cuban religious themes in literature and popular arts, focusing on white authors of Costumbrismo literature represented black culture.
Subject Blacks in literature.
Blacks -- Cuba -- History.
Blacks -- Cuba -- Social conditions.
Slavery -- Cuba.
Cuban literature.
Cuba -- Religion -- 20th century.
Cuba -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0813041643 (alk. paper)
9780813041643 (alk. paper)
Standard # 40021346714
OCLC number 754725784