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Azucar negra: (Re)envisioning race, representation, and resistance in the afrofeminista imaginary

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Guyton Acosta,Kiley Jeanelle (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2013
URL:
http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/docview/1466300499/fulltextPDF/1C0DC9D549FD4C4CPQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
New Mexico: The University of New Mexico
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Dominican Republic, Literature, Puerto Rico, Women, Brazil, Cuba, Hispanic Americans, South America, Afro-Brazilian, Afrofeminismo, Dominican people, Mulata
Notes:
321 p., Locates contemporary articulations of afrofeminismo in manifold modes of cultural production including literature, music, visual displays of the body, and digital media. Examines the development of afrofeminismo in relation to colonial sexual violence in sugar-based economies to explain how colonial dynamics inflect ideologies of blanqueamiento/embranquecimento (racial whitening) and pseudo-scientific racial determinism. In this context, the author addresses representations of the mujer negra (black woman) and the mulata (mulatto woman) in Caribbean and Brazilian cultural discourse.