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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Helg, CV 6 Cultura oficial y cultura prohibida: Apuntes para la historia de la lucha contra la discriminacion racial, but this was published in Cuba and not appreciated at first.

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Invited talk, Geneva National Institute, 16 October Review at Trinity College www. 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.

Why did race not become an organizational category in Caribbean Colombia as it did in several other societies with significant African-descended populations? Comparative slavery, slave resistance and slave revolt. Fagg, American Historical Association. It just won the the Gordon K. Memorias de un simposio, Ginebra, Suiza,organizado por Aline Helg. 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 network building.

Our Rightful Share by Aline Helg

Click here to sign up. University of North Aliine 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 states. Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol.


University of North Carolina Press. Yet the country is commonly viewed as a nation of Andeans, whites, and mestizos peoples of mixed Spanish and indigenous Indian ancestry.

Our Rightful Share

Remember me on this computer. It is fair to say that it was Aline Helg’s book which launched the commemoration of Special interest in regionalism, black and indigenous communities, popular religion, forced displacement. La lucha de los negros y mulatos por la igualdad en Cuba, The Bourbon Reforms and their Climax in Cuba.

Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. Log In Sign Up. 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 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. Colonial Latin American Historical Review, vol. 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.

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 resistance resulted in particular spheres of popular autonomy but prevented the development of an Afro-Caribbean identity in the region and a cohesive challenge to Andean Colombia.


Racial Processes in the Americas and the Transformation of U. A Bulwark against the Tyranny of the Majority. University of South Carolina Press. Concentrating on the Caribbean region, she explores the role of 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.

A Reflection on Space and Time. Lo que nos corresponde: Aline Helg is a professor of contemporary history at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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.

University of North Carolina Press, pages.

Instituto Caro y Cuervo-Universidad Javeriana. Memorias de un simposio, Ginebra, Suiza,organizado por Aline Helg ” La Mejorana y la independencia cubana: Our Rightful Share is the winner of 3 awards: Appiah and Henry L. Keynote address, conference Refashioning Blackness: Sabine Kradolfer Morales University of Lausanne.

Challenges of transdisci- plinary interdisciplinary and collaborative research. She challenges Cuba’s well-established myth of racial equality and shows that racism is deeply rooted in Cuban Creole society.

An Introduction and Study, Leonard L.