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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University of Texas Press. Why did race not become an organizational category in Caribbean Colombia helv it did in several other societies with significant African-descended populations? Challenges of transdisci- plinary interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
Our Rightful Share
Helg argues that despite Cuba’s abolition of slavery helb and its winning of independence inAfro-Cubans remained marginalized in all aspects of society. Her hrlg book, Our Rightful Share. University of South Carolina Press. Ernst Klett Verlag, The View from Latin America. Yet the country is commonly viewed as a nation of Andeans, whites, and mestizos peoples of mixed Spanish and indigenous Indian ancestry. An Introduction and Study, Leonard L. A Bill of Rights for Slaves? Oralidad, identidad y resistencia, Graciela Maglia and Armin Schwegler eds.
Reflexiones sobre su historiaCartagena, November. La lucha de los negros y mulatos por la igualdad en Cuba, Current developments in Cuba and Colombia. History, Spanish, Political Science Skip to main content. Aline Helg served as advisor to Gloria Rolando on her feature film dealing with the Independents of Color and the massacre: This challenge met with strong opposition from the white Cuban elite, culminating in the massacre of thousands of Afro-Cubans in hely Helg argues that divisions within the lower and upper classes, silence on the issue of race, and Afro-Colombians’ preference for individual, local, and transient forms of heog resulted in particular spheres of popular autonomy but prevented the development of alie Afro-Caribbean identity in the region and a cohesive challenge to Andean Colombia.
University Press of Mississippi. Abel and Collin M. It is fair to say that this book rescued a crucial episode for understanding Cuban history right out from oblivion, for the memory of the Massacre, “El Doce,” and the events leading up to it had been repressed from both the neocolonial republic and the one created after The Partido Independiente de Color, The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, “for the best book on Caribbean history published in the last two years.
After the wars for independence in which they fought en masse, Afro-Cubans demanded change politically by forming the first national black party in the western wline. Aline Helg is helt professor of contemporary history at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Socioeconomic and cultural history of Colombia, 18th th centuries. Latin American Studies Association. Her fields of studies aaline the Americas and the Atlantic world since the wars of independence, the African Diaspora, ethnicity, racism, and compared civil rights.
A 3-year ProDoc Program financed by the Swiss National Fund for the interdisciplinary training of graduate students in Human Geography, Social Sciences and in Cultural Studies through workshops, field research, and laine building. She challenges Cuba’s well-established myth of racial equality and shows that racism is deeply rooted in Cuban Creole society.
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Helg argues that despite Cuba’s abolition of slavery in and its winning of independence inAfro-Cubans have remained marginalized in all aspects of society. Colonial Latin American Historical Review, vol. The event effectively ended Afro-Cubans’ 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.
Breaking the Silencea documentary series whose production she helped finance. Caribbean Colombia and Early Nation Building, Without her, it is not clear the Cubans would have been able to rescue this forgotten and repressed story in time for the commemoration.
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. Comparative slavery, slave resistance and slave revolt. Lo que nos corresponde: 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.
Memorias de un simposio, Ginebra, Suiza,organizado por Aline Helg. She challenges Cuba’s well-established myth of racial equality and shows that racism is deeply rooted in Cuban creole society.