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Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Albert Sergio Laguna


Diversión contends that our understanding of the Cuban diaspora is lacking not in seriousness, but in play. Against the melancholia, anger, and pain that have defined dominant characterizations of Cuban America, Laguna provides an affective complement for understanding this community by insisting on the centrality of ludic popular culture for a diaspora that has completely transformed in the last twenty-five years. The majority of Cuban America is now made up of arrivals since the 1990s and the US-born generation—two segments that have received little attention in cultural studies scholarship. ... More

Keywords: popular culture, Cuban America, diaspora, choteo, play, race and ethnic studies, Humor, Miami, Cuba, Latino Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781479836017
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479836017.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Albert Sergio Laguna, author
Yale University