She Is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body

Melissa Blanco Borelli

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This book examines the history of the mulata in Cuba and posits a theory called hip(g)nosis that gives language and agency to the mulata and her hip-notizing hips. This theory helps understand the allure and power of ambiguous racialised bodies both within Cuba and in contemporary popular culture.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9780199968169, 9780199968176
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2016

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