Black Diaspora Review https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr <p>The <em>Review</em> will provide a forum for the scholarly critiques; debate every aspect of Black Diaspora studies, including its mission, curricula, ideology and/or scholarly methodologies, linkages to other academic disciplines links to extra-academic communities, and its future. 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Williams Jr. and Frederick L. McElroy) iusw@indiana.edu (IUScholarWorks) Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:25:42 -0500 OJS 3.1.0.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Table of Contents https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21036 Tanya L. Saunders ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21036 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:25:41 -0500 Introductory Remarks https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21029 Tanya L. Saunders ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21029 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:25:41 -0500 Prologue https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21030 Sandra Abd´Allah-Álvarez Ramírez ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21030 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:25:41 -0500 Blackness, Cubanness, and the End of an Era https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21031 This paper seeks to demonstrate the importance of examining racial inequalities in today’s Cuban society. When the island is clearly in the verge of experiencing fundamental transformations, it is more than ever necessary to study the basic mechanism underpinning the pervasiveness of racial prejudices and racism against Black Cubans both on the island and within its exiled communities. How can the current negotiations between the Cuban and US government impact everyday lives of Black Cubans? Odette Casamayor-Cisneros ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21031 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:25:41 -0500 “Salvándose” in Contemporary Havana: Rumba’s Paradox for Black Identity Politics https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21032 <p>In the scholarship of anti-racist struggle in Cuba, <em>rumberos</em> (rumba practitioners) are typically ignored for operating within racist folkloric stereotypes that further the commodification and appropriation of Black expressive culture by the state. This ethnographic case study explores how the Afro-religious urban poor in Havana deploy rumba within the sacred sphere to perform an affirming Black cultural difference and create an alternative market in which to secure autonomous economic and socio-spiritual sustenance: <em>salvándose</em> (saving themselves). This particular form of political agency finds itself in a paradoxical relationship with the dominant ideological thrust of the “New Afro-Cuban movement” against racism. Using performance theory, Black feminism(s), and political economy, this study found that performances by and for this overlooked sector in the sacred sphere cannot be dismissed as insignificant vis-à-vis antiracist objections to the narrow social definition of Blackness as folklore and the increasingly narrow opportunities for Afro-Cubans in the emerging private market. A performance-oriented lens can offer key insights into how alternative Black political consciousness is developed and transmitted across generations. </p> Maya J. Berry ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21032 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:25:41 -0500 Ayabbas: Memory, Sacred Performance and the Restoration of Afro Cuban Women’s Subjectivity to the Cuban Trans/nation https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21033 Yesenia Fernandez Selier ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21033 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:25:41 -0500 To Be a Black Woman, a Lesbian, and an Afro-Feminist in Cuba Today https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21034 Norma R. Guillard Limonta ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21034 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:25:41 -0500 Photo Essay https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21035 Sahily Borrero Marín ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/bdr/article/view/21035 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:25:41 -0500