A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution / Edition 1

A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution / Edition 1

by Philip Brenner
     
 

A second edition of this book is now available.

This anthology brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in the post-Soviet era, which Cubans call the "Special Period." Ideally suited for students and general readers seeking to understand contemporary Cuba, the book includes a

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A second edition of this book is now available.

This anthology brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in the post-Soviet era, which Cubans call the "Special Period." Ideally suited for students and general readers seeking to understand contemporary Cuba, the book includes a substantive introduction setting the historical context, as well as part introductions and a chronology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742555075
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/04/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.07(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction: History as Prologue: Cuba before the Special Period
Part I: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution
Chapter 1: The Revolutionary and Political Content of Fidel Castro's Charismatic Authority
Chapter 2: July 26. History Absolved Him. Now What?
Part II: Politics
Chapter 3: "The Cuban Nation's Single Party": The Communist Party of Cuba Faces the Future
Chapter 4: Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces: Last Bulwark of the State! Last Bulwark of the Revolution?
Chapter 5: On Cuban Democracy: Cuba and the Democratic Culture
Chapter 6: Successes and Failures of a Decentralizing Experience: Cuba's Local Governments
Chapter 7: Society, Civil Society, and the State: An Uneasy Three-Way Affair
Chapter 8: Miami Herald Cuba Poll: The Findings and How Cubans Responded to Questions
Chapter 9: Cuba's Catholic Dissident: The Saga of 'swaldo Payá
Part III: Economics
Chapter 10: Development as an Unfinished Affair: Cuba after the "Great Adjustment" of the 1990s
Chapter 11: The Cuban Economy: Amid Economic Stagnation and Reversal of Reforms
Chapter 12: Cutting Losses: Cuba Downsizes Its Sugar Industry
Chapter 13: The Political Economy of Leisure
Chapter 14: Going against the Grain: Agricultural Crisis and Transformation
Chapter 15: Vale Todo: In Cuba's Paladares, Everything Is Prohibited but Anything Goes
Chapter 16: Dollarization and Its Discontents: Remittances and Cuba's Remaking in the Post-Soviet Era
Part IV: Foreign Policy
Chapter 17: Neoliberalism, Global Inequality, and Irreparable Destruction of Our Natural Habitat: Message to the 11th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Chapter 18: Cuba and the Pax Americana
Chapter 19: Cuba's Counter-Hegemonic Strategy
Chapter 20: Like Sisyphus' Stone: U.S.-Cuban Relations in the Aftermath of September 11, 2001
Chapter 21: Advancing the Day When Cuba Will Be Free
Chapter 22: Fidel's Final Victory
Chapter 23: Wanted: A Logical Cuba Policy
Chapter 24: The Cuban Five and the U.S. War against Terror
Chapter 25: The European Union's Perception of Cuba: From Frustration to Irritation
Chapter 26: Sleeping with an Elephant
Chapter 27: Cuban Americans and Their Transnational Ties
Part V: Society
Chapter 28: In the Shadow of Plenty, Cuba Copes with a Crippled Health Care System
Chapter 29: Social Impact of the Economic Measures
Chapter 30: Cuban Youth: Aspirations, Social Perceptions, and Identity
Chapter 31: The Cuban Education System: Lessons and Dilemmas
Chapter 32: Early Childhood Education in Revolutionary Cuba during the Special Period
Chapter 33: Heroines of the Special Period
Chapter 34: The Status of Cuban Women: From Economically Dependent to Independent
Chapter 35: Recreating Racism: Race and Discrimination in Cuba's Special Period
Chapter 36: The Status of Gays in Cuba: Myth and Reality
Chapter 37: Civil Society and Religion in Cuba: Past, Present, and Future
Chapter 38: There Is No Homeland without Virtue
Part VI: Culture
Chapter 39: A Black Woman from Cuba, That's All: An Interview with Nancy Morejón
Chapter 40: Living and Creating in Cuba: Risks and Challenges
Chapter 41: Visions of Dollars Dance before Cuban Artists' Eyes
Chapter 42: Ballet: Split with Cuba Still Brings Pain
Chapter 43: Cuban Cinema
Chapter 44: Two Songs
Chapter 45: From the Heart of Cuba, a Love Song for the Crescent City
Chapter 46: Rap and Revolution: Hip-Hop Comes to Cuba
Chapter 47: Home-Grown Virtuosos
Chapter 48: The Dual Role of Sports
Chapter 49: The Cuban Media

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