Fernando Ortiz


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Ortiz, Fernando

 

(also F. Ortiz y Fernández). Born June 16, 1881, in Havana; died there Apr. 11, 1969. Cuban scholar. Specialist in history, ethnology, sociology, and folklore.

Ortiz was educated at the universities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Havana. From 1915 to 1925 he was a member of the House of Deputies. In 1910 he became the editor of the journal Revista bimestre cubana (Cuban Bimonthly Review). In 1924 he founded the journal Archivos del folklore cubano (Archives of Cuban Folklore). He served as its editor until 1929.

Ortiz was the founder of Cuban ethnology. In 1926 he organized the Spanish-Cuban Cultural Society, and in 1937, the Society for Afro-Cuban Studies. From 1942 he taught a course at the University of Havana on the ethnology of Cuba. In 1945, Ortiz became president of the Cuban-Soviet Cultural Institute. In 1959 he became a member of the National Commission on the Cuban Academy of Sciences. His principal works deal with the contributions of the Negroes to Cuba’s racial composition and culture.

WORKS

Hampa afro-cubana: Los negros esclavos. Havana, 1916.
La crisis política Cubana. Havana, 1919.
Contrapunteo cubano del Tabaco y el Azúcar. Havana, 1940.
Historia de una pelea cubana contra los demonios. Havana, 1960.
Bohemia, 1969, no. 16. (Contains a list of Ortiz’ works.)

REFERENCE

Cuba, 1969, nos. 7, 12.
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En "Los factores humanos de la cubanidad", una conferencia que Fernando Ortiz leyo en la Universidad de La Habana en 1949, hay un apartado que traza la historia del ensayo como genero y que le sirve al autor para ubicar su propia produccion ensayistica.
El concepto de transculturacion, inventado en (y para) el contexto latinoamericano por el antropologo cubano Fernando Ortiz en su Contrapunteo cubano del tabaco y el azucar (publicado en 1940) y llevado al contexto literario mediante la nocion de la "transculturacion narrativa" por Angel Rama, es una de las nociones centrales de los debates culturales en y sobre America Latina hasta la actualidad.
Felix Julio Alfonso Lopez, historiador cubano, rinde un merecido homenaje al destacado intelectual Roberto Fernandez Retamar, director de la Casa de las Americas y autor de textos memorables, en ocasion de recibir el Premio Internacional Fernando Ortiz.
Bottom, it was a hectic night for the two international officials, Frenchman Radouen Foudhaili and Spaniard Fernando Ortiz.
THE GYPSY LOANWORDS INCLUDED IN CATAUROS BY FERNANDO ORTIZ AND THE STORIES THEY TELL
The Cautaro de cubanismos of Fernando Ortiz and the reinvention of philological traditions
Fernando Ortiz, unos de los pioneros latinoamericanos que comienza con un neologismo: Transculturacion en 1940 en su libro Contrapunteo Cubano del tabaco y el azucar.
En esta reflexion abordo el Contrapunteo cubano del tabaco y el azucar del antropologo cubano Fernando Ortiz, Caribbean Discourse del pensador martiniqueno Edouard Glissant y La rebelion de los genes.
Pena also told the station that her children witnessed the entire horrifying ordeal, but her oldest child, seven-year-old Fernando Ortiz, could not contain his admiration for his father's actions.
Retoman el concepto del cubano Fernando Ortiz y su libro Contrapunteo cubano del tabaco y el azucar (2).
Su labor le merecio recibir numerosas condecoraciones e importantes reconocimientos como la Medalla Fernando Ortiz, la Medalla conmemorativa XXX Aniversario de la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, la Medalla Jose Maria de Mendive, el Diploma XX Aniversario de la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba y un reconocimiento por su contribucion al conocimiento de la herpetologia antillana (Congreso Mundial de Herpetologia, Canada).
The texts by German, French, British, North American, and Latin American writers, philosophers, scientists, historians, politicians, and cultural critics include writings by such luminaries as Germaine de Stael, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Fernando Ortiz, and Erich Honecker to name only a few, along with other recognized but less-known authors.