Cultural Erotics in Cuban America (review)

Cultural Erotics in Cuban America (review) ´ ´ ´ ´ contemporaneo a la critica de la literatura espanola. Quizas, como indique antes, ~ ´ si dejamos de lado esa tradicion inventada europea y la estudiamos dentro del marco de la Era de la Literatura, conseguiremos sustituir la historia de una inven´ ´ cion por la realidad de sus autenticos condicionamientos. ´ ´ g er ma n g ul lo n Universiteit van Amsterdam o rt ´ z , r ic ar do l. Cultural Erotics in Cuban America. Minneapolis: U of i Minnesota P, 2007. 337 pp. ´ Ricardo L. Ortiz's Cultural Erotics in Cuban America seeks to expand the parameters from which to critique Cuban American cultural production beyond the limitations inherent to identitarian projects that seek legitimation through orthodoxies of state affiliation. The axis of this important study of Cuban American and Cuban ´ transnational cultural production centers on how, for Ortiz, political resistance to compulsory forms of cubanidad can be most radically destabilized through an ``erotic dynamic'' that eschews normative ideations of sexuality, citizenship, as well as cultural and national affiliation. He accomplishes this by studying how the affective interplay between desire, diaspora, and the disappearance of national anchorings can allow http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hispanic Review University of Pennsylvania Press

Cultural Erotics in Cuban America (review)

Hispanic Review, Volume 76 (2) – Jun 19, 2008

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´ ´ ´ ´ contemporaneo a la critica de la literatura espanola. Quizas, como indique antes, ~ ´ si dejamos de lado esa tradicion inventada europea y la estudiamos dentro del marco de la Era de la Literatura, conseguiremos sustituir la historia de una inven´ ´ cion por la realidad de sus autenticos condicionamientos. ´ ´ g er ma n g ul lo n Universiteit van Amsterdam o rt ´ z , r ic ar do l. Cultural Erotics in Cuban America. Minneapolis: U of i Minnesota P, 2007. 337 pp. ´ Ricardo L. Ortiz's Cultural Erotics in Cuban America seeks to expand the parameters from which to critique Cuban American cultural production beyond the limitations inherent to identitarian projects that seek legitimation through orthodoxies of state affiliation. The axis of this important study of Cuban American and Cuban ´ transnational cultural production centers on how, for Ortiz, political resistance to compulsory forms of cubanidad can be most radically destabilized through an ``erotic dynamic'' that eschews normative ideations of sexuality, citizenship, as well as cultural and national affiliation. He accomplishes this by studying how the affective interplay between desire, diaspora, and the disappearance of national anchorings can allow

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Published: Jun 19, 2008

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