Afro-cuban cyberfeminism: Love/sexual revolution in Sandra Álvarez Ramírez’s blogging

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Abstract

This essay focuses on the dynamics of (dis)embodiment between national love and the body of the black woman in Cuba. This very discussion lies at the center of Sandra Álvarez Ramírez’s blog Negra cubana tenía que ser, where the black woman’s body becomes an ideal in itself. Álvarez Ramírez’s intellectual interventions impress this body with love and assemble a community whose members share the black feminist goal of a sexual (polyamory) revolution. I propose that Negra cubana’s revolutionary matrix resides in the blog’s networking: a cyberfeminist agenda to connect Cuban black women’s voices with other voices around the world. Contrary to the utopian promise of the Cuban Revolution, Negra cubana’s black feminist promise is that of enactment in the present—in both physical and virtual realms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-343
Number of pages14
JournalLatin American Research Review
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
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  • Anthropology
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  • Literature and Literary Theory

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