La Lucha Mujerista: Krudas CUBENSI and Black Feminist Sexual Politics in Cuba

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Title: La Lucha Mujerista: Krudas CUBENSI and Black Feminist Sexual Politics in Cuba
Author: Saunders, Tanya
Abstract: This essay analyzes the discursive intervention of the Cuban Underground hip-hop group, Las Krudas CUBENSI, whose members are Black feminist activists. From 1998 to 2006, their work in Cuba centered on challenging the oppressive discourses concerning Black women and Black lesbians within Cuban society. Las Krudas link Black women‘s, particularly Black lesbians‘, oppression to the ideological legacies of colonialism. I argue that Las Krudas‘ feminist discourse is a Black feminist critique because of their choice of art, particularly hip-hop, as a political esthetic. Las Krudas‘ feminist discourse has become a key discourse within the hip-hop community. The data for this essay are drawn from ethnography, textual analysis, and interviews collected from 1998 to 2006.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/15949
Date: 2013-07-08


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