La Lucha for Cuba: Religion and Politics on the Streets of Miami / Edition 1

La Lucha for Cuba: Religion and Politics on the Streets of Miami / Edition 1

by Miguel A. De La Torre, Miguel A. de La Torre
     
 


"This, the first major study of popular religion in Miami’s community of exiled Cubans, is outstanding. De La Torre captures the intimacy and flavor of a spiritual movement that crosses moral and theological lines. It’s bound to upset some for its frank conclusions; but all great books go against the inherited grain in some way."—Luis León,… See more details below

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"This, the first major study of popular religion in Miami’s community of exiled Cubans, is outstanding. De La Torre captures the intimacy and flavor of a spiritual movement that crosses moral and theological lines. It’s bound to upset some for its frank conclusions; but all great books go against the inherited grain in some way."—Luis León, author of La Llorona’s Children: Religion, Life, and Death in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands

"A daring and careful exposé of the political and religious right-wing discourse circulating among Cuban exiles. In this extremely important, courageous, and long-overdue project about cubanidad (Cubanness), De La Torre has created a historical marker in the effort to clear the way for a more democratic and spiritually compassionate world for Cuban Americans."—Laura Perez, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520238527
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/10/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,497,317
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Preface

1. An Ajiaco Christianity
2. La Lucha: The Religion of Miami
3. Psalm 137: Constructing Cuban Identity while in Babylon
4. Machismo: Creating Structures of Oppression
5. The End of the Elián Saga: The Continuation of La Lucha

Notes
References
Index

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