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

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

by Rosemarie Skaine
     
 

This work explores how relationships of blood, marriage, sex, and residence work in each type of Cuban family, particularly as it is affected by Cuba's struggle to transform its economy. It also examines historical perspectives on the contemporary Cuban family, ethnicity and race, marriage, the extended family, family rights, the emigrating family, United States'

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This work explores how relationships of blood, marriage, sex, and residence work in each type of Cuban family, particularly as it is affected by Cuba's struggle to transform its economy. It also examines historical perspectives on the contemporary Cuban family, ethnicity and race, marriage, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786416776
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/12/2003
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface1
1Historical Perspectives on the Cuban Family5
2Influences on Today's Cuban Family16
3The Impact of Society on the Cuban Family45
4Cuban Family Rights and Forms57
5Politics, Emigration and Families75
6Emigration to the United States95
7Cuban American Families119
8Family Narratives of Life in Cuba141
9Family Narratives of Life in the United States151
10Looking Forward160
App. 1Selected Provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba167
App. 2The Family Code of Cuba171
Notes173
Bibliography191
Index203

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