Exploring the Latino Metropolis: A Brief Urban Cultural History of US Latinos Main MenuProject OverviewLatinos in Los AngelesThe experience, history, and culture of Latinos in LA.The New York Latino MetropolisAn in-depth look at the Latino experience in the greater New York City areaLatinos in ChicagoLatinos in Miami/South FloridaStudents of SPN 265 at Baldwin Wallace University748488f59c909decd561741202e4263bd2231f52Baldwin Wallace University
12016-02-17T12:03:01-08:00Hanna Yoshida8c455e4ae1c66b1d3ae75b907927d6e695f9a01680949plain2366192016-03-15T13:36:40-07:00Hanna Yoshida8c455e4ae1c66b1d3ae75b907927d6e695f9a016The dynamism of Cuban, and thus Cuban-American culture, is due in large part to its ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity. In their introduction to Cuban-American Literature and Art, editors Isabel Alvarez Borland and Lynette M. F. Bosch write that “cultural pluralism is a marker of Cuban identity (Borland and Bosch, 2).” With influences from places so different and disparate as Spain, China, and West Africa, as well as a sizeable Jewish constituency and the deeply embedded aboriginal/indigenous legacy, there is ample sociocultural material for the synthesis of customs and traditions that we associate with Cuba and Cuban-Americans today. As different waves and generations of Cuban immigrants come to the US and to South Florida, they “continue to change the tenor and meaning of the cultural synthesis that defines lo cubano-americano, an ever-shifting concept of identity defined by time, place, class, race, and ethnicity within an American matrix (Borland and Bosch, 2).” The plurality of Cuban culture shines in every sphere of life and society - history, politics, economics, and the struggle for identity - but it shines in few better places than in the arts, whether it be visual art, literature, or theatre.
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