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Michelle A. Gonzalez

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813029979

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813029979.001.0001

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Are Afro-Latins Black?

Are Afro-Latins Black?

The Construction of Blackness in Black Theology

(p.34) 3 Are Afro-Latins Black?
Afro-Cuban Theology

Michelle A. Gonzalez

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines the rhetorical construction and discursive function of blackness in Afro-Cuban and womanist theologies. It provides an overview of Afro-Cuban theology and discusses the construction of Afro-Cuban identity within black theology. It also explores the notion of blackness operating in womanist theology and concludes by engaging several signal voices within Afro-Cuban theology that offer internal critiques of its limited construction of blackness.

Keywords:   Afro-Cuban theology, womanist theology, black theology, Afro-Cuban identity, blackness

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