Submission Title

"It's not easy": The Experiences of Cuban Emigrant Women

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Global Languages and Cultural Studies

Description

This work focuses on the experiences of Cuban emigrant women in Spain from the late twentieth century to the present in order to improve their state of living. I investigate, through Spanish cinema, the representation of Cuban emigrant women and how they face situations of discrimination, racism, poverty, and inequality. As a reference framework I use the doctoral thesis entitled Mujeres Migrantes Cubanas “Resolviendo” e “Inventando” También en España (2011) written by Cristina García Moreno. Moreno's text theorizes that the main cause for Cuban emigration was the constant "resolving" of daily life in Cuba in order to meet the needs of daily subsistence. I analyze how this idea is reflected in the Spanish films Cosas que Deja en la Habana (1997) and Flores de Otro Mundo (1999) and how Cuban women continue to "resolve" in Spain. The results of my research show that the main cause for Cuban emigration in the 20th century is due to the economic crisis of the 1990s, while in the 21st century it is for personal reasons, such as family reunion and financial stability, and how the representation of Cuban women in Spanish cinema is stereotyped.

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"It's not easy": The Experiences of Cuban Emigrant Women

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

This work focuses on the experiences of Cuban emigrant women in Spain from the late twentieth century to the present in order to improve their state of living. I investigate, through Spanish cinema, the representation of Cuban emigrant women and how they face situations of discrimination, racism, poverty, and inequality. As a reference framework I use the doctoral thesis entitled Mujeres Migrantes Cubanas “Resolviendo” e “Inventando” También en España (2011) written by Cristina García Moreno. Moreno's text theorizes that the main cause for Cuban emigration was the constant "resolving" of daily life in Cuba in order to meet the needs of daily subsistence. I analyze how this idea is reflected in the Spanish films Cosas que Deja en la Habana (1997) and Flores de Otro Mundo (1999) and how Cuban women continue to "resolve" in Spain. The results of my research show that the main cause for Cuban emigration in the 20th century is due to the economic crisis of the 1990s, while in the 21st century it is for personal reasons, such as family reunion and financial stability, and how the representation of Cuban women in Spanish cinema is stereotyped.