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Afro-Cuban TheologyReligion, Race, Culture, and Identity$
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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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Cuban/Cuban-American Identity

Cuban/Cuban-American Identity

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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(p.51) 4 Cuban/Cuban-American Identity
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Afro-Cuban Theology
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Michelle A. Gonzalez

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0004

This chapter examines the Cuban/Cuban-American identity from historical and contemporary perspectives. It analyses certain aspects of Cuban history and culture, particularly race and religion, and describes the Cuban-American community and its particular contours. It explores Afro-Cuban religiosity during the colonial and modern eras, the twentieth century, and the present-day period. It suggests that it is hard to understand Cuba without understanding Africa.

Keywords:   Cuban identity, Cuban-American identity, history, culture, race, religion, Afro-Cubans, religiosity, Cuba, Africa

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