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Life on the Hyphen
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With fascinating insights into how both ordinary and famous Cuban-Americans, including Desi Arnaz, Oscar Hijuelos, Gloria Estefan, and José Kozer, have lived “life on the hyphen,” this is an expanded, updated edition of the classic, award-winning study of Cuban-American culture.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quote
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface to the Second Edition: The Facts of Life on the Hyphen
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction. The Desi Chain
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Mambo No. 1: Lost in Translation
  2. pp. 19-19
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  1. 1. I Love Ricky
  2. pp. 20-42
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  1. Mambo No. 2: Spic ’n’ Spanish
  2. pp. 43-43
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  1. 2. The Man Who Loved Lucy
  2. pp. 44-69
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  1. Mambo No. 3: Desi Does it
  2. pp. 70-70
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  1. 3. A Brief History of Mambo Time
  2. pp. 71-93
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  1. Mambo No. 4: The Barber of Little Havana
  2. pp. 94-94
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  1. 4. Salsa for All Seasons
  2. pp. 95-125
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  1. Mambo No. 5: Mirror, Mirror
  2. pp. 126-127
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  1. 5. Rum, Rump, and Rumba
  2. pp. 128-144
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  1. Mambo No. 6: English is Broken Here
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. 6. No Man’s Language
  2. pp. 147-170
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  1. Mambo No. 7: El Mago de La ñ y El Acento
  2. pp. 171-171
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  1. 7. The Spell of the Hyphen
  2. pp. 172-189
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  1. Epilogue: My Repeating Island
  2. pp. 190-196
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 197-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-238
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  1. Permissions Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 239-239
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