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Mulata Nation – Visualizing Race and Gender in Cuba - University Press of Mississippi
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Mulata Nation: Visualizing Race and Gender in Cuba

Alison Fraunhar


Mulata Nation traces the figure of the mulata, the woman of mixed racial heritage in Cuban artwork and performance from the colonial era through the modern to the contemporary. While perhaps most widely linked with sensuality and sexual desirability, the mulata also serves as the embodiment of Cuba’s spirituality, and as emblematic of Cuban identity. Through close readings of representations of the mulata in fine and graphic art, mulata performers and the performance of mulata characters at distinct historical and ideological moments, the book claims that far from being a static, flat figure, ... More

Keywords: Cuba, Mulata, Gender, Visual culture, Performance, Identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496814432
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496814432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Fraunhar, author
Saint Xavier University