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Rethinking the Cuban Revolution Nationally and Regionally: Politics, Culture and Identity

Rethinking the Cuban Revolution Nationally and Regionally: Politics, Culture and Identity

Par Kumaraswami

ISBN: 978-1-444-36154-4

Mar 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

188 pages

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Rethinking the Cuban Revolution offers new perspectives on the political and cultural life of the Cuban Revolution based on inter-disciplinary methods. Contributions reassess the national survival of the Revolution, and propose new approaches to cultural and political identity in Cuba.
  • Presents original research data based on contemporary fieldwork and archival research, which rethinks the political and cultural life of the Cuban Revolution
  • Innovative approaches question the assumption that Cuban revolutionary policy and practice function according to top-down structure
  • Combines an indispensable understanding of the importance of nation in the Cuban context with an awareness of regional or transnational actors and patterns
  • Reassesses the national survival of the Revolution beyond the Special Period, and propose new approaches to cultural and political identity in Cuba
Introduction: Towards an Integrated Understanding of the Cuban Revolution (PAR KUMARASWAMI)

1. Ideas of Race, Ethnicity and National Identity in the Discourse of the Press During The Cuban Revolution (ELVIRA ANTÓN CARRILLO)

2. Cuba's Internationalism Revisited: Exporting Literacy, ALBA, and a New Paradigm for South–South Collaboration (KEPA ARTARAZ)

3. Floating in the Void: Ethical Weightlessness in Post-Soviet Cuba Narrative (ODETTE CASAMAYOR-CISNEROS)

4. Celebrating 50 Years – But of What Exactly and Why is Latin America Celebrating It? (ANTONI KAPCIA)

5. Cuban Medical Internationalism Under Raúl Castro (JOHN M. KIRK)

6. Peripheral Visions? Literary Canon Formation in Revolutionary Cuba (PAR KUMARASWAMI)

7. Regime Change and Human Rights: A Perspective on the Cuba Polemic (STEVE LUDLAM)

8. Creating the Quiet Majority? Youth and Young People in the Political Culture of the Cuban Revolution (ANNE LUKE)

9. Afterword: Cuba and Latin America (ANTONI KAPCIA)

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