This chapter summarizes the nationalist notions of race that have been dominant since Cuban independence, focusing on critiques of the discourse of mestizaje, or racial mixture, that has been issued by many Cuba scholars. It lays out the theoretical approaches underpinning the book’s arguments, explaining how the politics of place includes several elements: regionalist sentiment, racialized discourses of place, and localized notions of hybridity. The chapter also elucidates methodological approaches employed in research for the book, and presents a discussion of the politics of representation entailed in conducting fieldwork in Cuba.
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