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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520238524

ISBN-13: 9780520238527

Pub. Date: 10/10/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

For many in Miami's Cuban exile community, hating Fidel Castro is as natural as loving one's children. This hatred, Miguel A. De La Torre suggests, has in fact taken on religious significance. In La Lucha for Cuba, De La Torre shows how this once marginalized group of Cuban exiles has risen to power and privilege--distinguishing itself from other Hispanic…  See more details below

Overview

For many in Miami's Cuban exile community, hating Fidel Castro is as natural as loving one's children. This hatred, Miguel A. De La Torre suggests, has in fact taken on religious significance. In La Lucha for Cuba, De La Torre shows how this once marginalized group of Cuban exiles has risen to power and privilege--distinguishing itself from other Hispanic communities in the United States--and how religion has figured in this ascension. His work also unmasks and explores intra-Hispanic structures of oppression operating among Cubans in Miami through the lens of religion and culture.

Miami Cubans use a religious expression, la lucha, or "the struggle," to justify the power and privilege they have achieved. Within the context of la lucha, De La Torre explores the religious dichotomy created between the "children of light" (Cubans in exile) and the "children of darkness" (resident Cubans).

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Preface
1An Ajiaco Christianity1
2La Lucha: The Religion of Miami26
3Psalm 137: Constructing Cuban Identity while in Babylon52
4Machismo: Creating Structures of Oppression81
5The End of the Elian Saga: The Continuation of La Lucha118
Notes141
References161
Index171

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