Revolutionary masculinity and racial inequality [electronic resource] : gendering war and politics in Cuba / Bonnie A. Lucero
- Lucero, Bonnie A.
- Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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- Gendered language amid racial silence in Cuba -- "To acquire the dictate of free men" : decolonizing masculinity through military service -- Forging patriarch-soldiers : womanhood and white patriarchy in the construction of insurgent manhood -- "Mambí or Majá" : measures of merit and double standards of military authority -- "To manage with virility our own affairs" : defining the new man between military intervention and occupation -- Testing the racial limits of martial manhood : Black political exclusion and patriarchal claims-making -- Agents of order or disorder? : Black veterans, urban law enforcement, and the racial politics of violence -- Not simply "because one happens to belong to the male species" : race, rural law enforcement, and political disorder amid restricted suffrage -- "The Colored patriot and his box of matches" : Black criminality, white radicalism, and the redefinition of the new man in an era of universal manhood suffrage -- The racial limits of revolutionary masculinity.
- "One of the most paradoxical aspects of Cuban history is the coexistence of national myths of racial harmony with lived experiences of racial inequality. Here a historian addresses this issue by examining the ways soldiers and politicians coded their discussions of race in ideas of masculinity during Cuba's transition from colony to republic. Cuban insurgents, the author shows, rarely mentioned race outright. Instead, they often expressed their attitudes toward racial hierarchy through distinctly gendered language--revolutionary masculinity. By examining the relationship between historical experiences of race and discourses of masculinity, Lucero advances understandings about how racial exclusion functioned in a supposedly raceless society. Revolutionary masculinity, she shows, outwardly reinforced the centrality of colorblindness to Cuban ideals of manhood at the same time as it perpetuated exclusion of Cubans of African descent from positions of authority"--
- 9780826360090 (printed case : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-328) and index.
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