ALINE HELG CURRICULUM VITAE Département d histoire générale 5, rue Saint -Ours Genève 4 Switzerland Tel.: E-mail: Aline. Aline Helg, University of Geneva, Histoire générale Department, Faculty Member. Studies Fiction, Mexico History, and Lucha Libre. Aline Helg. Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, $ (cloth), ISBN.
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Instituto Caro y Cuervo-Universidad Javeriana. She challenges Cuba’s well-established myth of racial equality and shows that racism is deeply rooted in Cuban Creole society. Revista de Indias, vol.
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Invited talk, Geneva National Institute, 16 October She has written a most important book, the subject of 3 awards: Association of Caribbean Historians.
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University of North Carolina Press. Oralidad, identidad y resistencia, Graciela Maglia and Armin Schwegler eds. An Introduction and Study, Leonard L. University of North Carolina Press, Aline Helg examines the issue of race in Cuban society, politics, and ideology during the island’s transition from a Spanish colony to an independent hleg.
Theory, Policies, and Popular Reaction. Concentrating on the Caribbean region, she explores the role heog free and enslaved peoples of full and mixed African ancestry, elite whites, and Indians in the late colonial period and in the processes of independence and early nation building. Help Center Find new research papers in: Helg, CV 6 Cultura oficial y cultura prohibida: Memorias de un simposio, Ginebra, Suiza,organizado por Aline Helg ” La Mejorana y allne independencia cubana: Apuntes para la historia de la lucha contra la discriminacion racial, but this was published in Cuba and not appreciated at first.
Our Rightful Share
The event effectively ended the Afro-Cuban’s political organization along racial lines, and Helg stresses that although some cultural elements of African origin were integrated into official Cuban culture, true racial equality has remained elusive.
Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois, 11 September. Considering cities such as Cartagena and Santa Marta, the rural communities along the Magdalena River, and the vast uncontrolled frontiers, Helg illuminates an understudied Latin American region and reintegrates Colombia into the history of the Caribbean. Florida Gulf Coast University, 18 October. Revue Suisse d’Histoire, vol. Latin American Studies Association.
Why did race not become an organizational category in Caribbean Colombia as it did in several other societies with significant African-descended populations?
Our Rightful Share is the winner of 3 awards: Aline Helg examines the historical roots of Colombia’s treatment and neglect of its Afro-Caribbean identity within the comparative perspective of the Americas.
Aline Helg served as advisor to Gloria Rolando on her feature film dealing with the Independents of Color and the massacre: The View from Latin America. Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol.
Log In Sign Up. Caribbean Colombia and Early Nation Building, Lo que nos corresponde: Independence and nation building. The Afro- Cuban Struggle for Equality, hely an outstanding book on some aspect of the history of the dispersion, settlement, and adjustment, or return of people originally from Africa. Special interest in regionalism, black and indigenous communities, popular religion, forced displacement.
Aline Helg (Author of Our Rightful Share)
After Brazil and the United States, Colombia has the third-largest population of African-descended peoples in the Western hemisphere. Other Cuban authors had studied this period – Portuondo Linares, whose father was a member of the Independent Party of Color and wrote about inwas the first, but he was criticized by the Communist Party of that period for focusing on race and not class warfare, and his book was ignored. Conference of Latin American Historians.
The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, Review at Trinity College www. Keynote address, conference Refashioning Blackness: Fagg, American Historical Association. A Reflection on Space and Time.
The Partido Independiente de Color, Abel and Collin M. Reflexiones sobre su historiaCartagena, November.