Political Disaffection in Cuba's Revolution and Exodus

Political Disaffection in Cuba's Revolution and Exodus

by Silvia Pedraza

ISBN-10: 0521687292

ISBN-13: 2900521687293

Pub. Date: 09/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

About the Author:
Silvia Pedraza is Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan  See more details below


About the Author:
Silvia Pedraza is Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan

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Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

List of Tables     xii
Acknowledgments     xiii
List of Abbreviations     xvii
False Hopes     1
Cuba's Refugees: Manifold Migrations     1
Political Disaffection     9
Theoretical Framework     14
Data and Methods     19
Studying Refugees     26
For and against the Republic, for and against the Revolution: The Cuban Exodus of 1959-1962 and 1965-1974
The Revolution Defines Itself     35
Sociology of Revolution     35
Democracy     37
The Church for the Revolution     56
Humanism     58
The Revolution Betrayed     62
The Church Dissents     64
The Revolution Deepens     66
Nationalism     66
The First Wave: Those Who Wait     78
The Church versus the State     87
The Revolution: Political and Social     89
The Revolution Redefines Itself     92
Socialism and the Bay of Pigs     92
The Church Is Silenced     107
Marxism-Leninism     109
The First Wave: Those Who Escape     110
The Cuban Missile Crisis     112
The Revolution Consolidated     115
Consolidating the Revolution Within     115
The Second Wave: The Petite Bourgeoisie     120
Political Prisoners     128
Tending Bridges     139
The Children of Communism: The Cuban Exodus of 1980 and 1985-2004
Los Marielitos of 1980     151
The Third Wave: Refugee "Vintages"     151
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality     159
After the Soviet Collapse     177
The Fourth Wave: The Special Period     177
The Balsero Crisis     183
The Last Wave     205
Political or Economic Migrants?     205
Familial or Economic Motives     210
Both Political and Economic Motives     215
Political Motives     228
Civil Society Returns
The Church and Civil Society     239
The Church in Cuba     239
The Church among the Immigrants     259
Democratization and Migration     264
Exit-Voice Relationships     264
Four Theses     267
The Impossible Triangle     283
Cuba, the United States, and the Exiles     283
War by Another Name     291
Neutralizing the Exiles     294
Transitions in Cuba      295
Transitions in Exile     299
Refugees as a Social Type     307
List of Interviews     313
References     319
Index     341

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