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Being La DominicanaRace and Identity in the Visual Culture of Santo Domingo$
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Rachel Afi Quinn

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043819

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043819.001.0001

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Me Quedo con la Greña

Me Quedo con la Greña

Dominican Women’s Identities and Ambiguities

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(p.60) 2 Me Quedo con la Greña
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Being La Dominicana
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Rachel Afi Quinn

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043819.003.0003

This chapter provides several examples of how Dominican women articulate their own racial identities in relation to dominant narratives that intersect with gender in a patriarchal society. Ethnographic research in this chapter reveals the ways that Dominican women constantly navigate hierarchies of color and how narratives of class, as in the case of transnational Dominican celebrity Martha Heredia, frequently inform shifting racial meanings within and outside of the country. In this chapter Santo Domingo artists Yaneris Gonzalez Gomez and Michelle Ricardo each describe experiences of overlapping and sometimes disparate negotiations with anti-blackness. Dominican terms such as indio, negra, and morena that emerge in these and other conversations take on different meanings based on user and context.

Keywords:   Hair, Artist, Martha Heredia, Gaze, Poet, Negra, Morena, Indio, Patriarchy, color

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