Beneath the veneer of paradise: the struggle over Cuban ethnic identity and place in Key West

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By highlighting the dynamic social processes through which ethnicity is constructed, the author problematize the concept of ethnic identity by focusing on the San Carlos Institute, an important cultural site for Cubans. By examining the current case of the battle over the renovation and recreation of the San Carlos, place is analysed as a crucible for political struggle over identity, a concrete re-presentation of ethnicity. The intra-ethnic conflict at the heart of this paper stems from the localized meaning Key West Cubans attribute to the San Carlos Institute, leading to subsequent contested meanings of space and history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-160
Number of pages22
JournalEcumene
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

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Beneath the veneer of paradise : the struggle over Cuban ethnic identity and place in Key West. / Meltzoff, Sarah.

In: Ecumene, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1997, p. 139-160.

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