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From Salvation and Impurity to Renunciation: Pilgrim Representations and Cuban Women's Militant Roles

Hernández, Henry Eric

Journal of Latin American cultural studies -- Routledge -- Volume: 23 2; (pages 193-210) -- 2014

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  • Title:
    From Salvation and Impurity to Renunciation: Pilgrim Representations and Cuban Women's Militant Roles
  • Author: Hernández, Henry Eric
  • Found In: Journal of Latin American cultural studies. Volume 23:Number 2(2014); 20140403; 193-210
  • Journal Title: Journal of Latin American cultural studies
  • Subjects: Civilization; Civilisation; LCSH: Civilization; Dewey: 306.098
  • Rights: Licensed
  • Publication Details: Routledge
  • Abstract:

    How have the representations of thecinema of political pilgrimageturned the stereotype of Cuban women into one of political sacrifice, that is to say, woman as saviour figure and woman as figure of renunciation? How have political stereotypes defined the kind of behaviour by women that could be part of Communist society? Starting from these questions, this article discusses the beginnings of the imaginary of militant Cuban women and its connections to the revolutionary Cuban imaginary: a symbolical register negotiated between the political Other and Self, that is, between the revolutionary institutions and the Left intellectual sympathisers who from its inception have visited the Cuban Revolution and have been its political and ideological guests. Specifically, I analyse three films of this cinema of political pilgrimage (Realengo 18, Cuba 58', Soy Cuba) as some of the founding productions of the Cuban revolutionary imaginary.


  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 1356-9325
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store
    5010.104000
  • UIN: ETOCvdc_100032976623.0x000001

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