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Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz
     

Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz

by Mauricio A. Font (Editor), Alfonso W. Quiroz (Editor), Carmen Almodovar Munoz (Contribution by), Alejandra Bronfman (Contribution by), Patricia Catoira (Contribution by)
 

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For editors Font (sociology, Queens College) and Quiroz (history, Baruch College), the legacy of Cuban intellectual Fernanco Ortiz's work on Cuban culture and history offers "a fundamental pillar for a comprehensive explanation of Latin American uniqueness and continuing evolution." They present 20 papers originating from a March 2000 symposium dedicated to Ortiz that

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For editors Font (sociology, Queens College) and Quiroz (history, Baruch College), the legacy of Cuban intellectual Fernanco Ortiz's work on Cuban culture and history offers "a fundamental pillar for a comprehensive explanation of Latin American uniqueness and continuing evolution." They present 20 papers originating from a March 2000 symposium dedicated to Ortiz that explore his life and career, as well as major aspects of his work. The papers are organized into sections on Ortiz's life and education; interpretations of Cuban history; work in social sciences and law; ideas about racial diversity, religion, and national identity; and analysis of literature and music. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Ruth Behar
This volume is a compelling encounter with the many personas of Fernando Ortiz—anthropologist, lawyer, politician, humanist, and, perhaps most important, Cuban visionary. Ortiz's multidisciplinary contributions are approached with respect, affection, critical consciousness, and a welcome playfulness rarely seen in academic anthologies. Whether you are already familiar with the huge corpus left by Ortiz or discovering him for the first time, let this volume be your guide to the exuberance of Ortiz's legacy, which is not only a gift to Cuba but to our globalized world, struggling with ever more pathos to figure out why culture still matters.
Susan Eckstein
This interesting collection of essays . . . highlights how relevant Ortiz's writings are to understanding contemporary as well as historical trends in the Americas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739109175
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
Bildner Western Hemisphere Studies Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Mauricio A. Font is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center. He also serves as Director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies. Alfonso W. Quiroz is Professor of History at Baruch College.

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