The Cuban Family: Custom and Change in an Era of Hardship

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Overview

"This work explores how relationships of blood, marriage, sex, and residence work in each type of Cuban family, particularly in the context of Cuba's struggle to transform its economy. It also examines historical perspectives on the present-day Cuban family, ethnicity and race, the extended family, family rights, the emigrating family, United States citizenship issues, religion and the Cuban-American family." Tables list such details as population numbers, age, life expectancy, growth, birth, and death rates, immigration and mortality rates, HIV rates, and literacy. The book also includes narratives of childhood memories from pre-revolutionary Cuba to the late 20th century, providing fresh insights into the cultural value attached to the family.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786416776
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/12/2003
  • Edition description: ALT
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sociologist Rosemarie Skaine lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She has also written Women Political Leaders in Africa (2008), Female Suicide Bombers (2006), Female Genital Mutilation (2005), Paternity and American Law (2003), The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban (2002), Women College Basketball Coaches (2001), Women at War (1999) and Power and Gender (1996).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface 1
1 Historical Perspectives on the Cuban Family 5
2 Influences on Today's Cuban Family 16
3 The Impact of Society on the Cuban Family 45
4 Cuban Family Rights and Forms 57
5 Politics, Emigration and Families 75
6 Emigration to the United States 95
7 Cuban American Families 119
8 Family Narratives of Life in Cuba 141
9 Family Narratives of Life in the United States 151
10 Looking Forward 160
App. 1 Selected Provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba 167
App. 2 The Family Code of Cuba 171
Notes 173
Bibliography 191
Index 203
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