Cuba in the Special Period: Culture and Ideology in the 1990s

Cuba in the Special Period: Culture and Ideology in the 1990s

by A. Hernandez-Reguant
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Palgrave Macmillan US


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Cuba in the Special Period: Culture and Ideology in the 1990s

This collection is a multidisciplinary evaluation of the impact of market reforms in Cuba's cultural policies and practices after the fall of the Soviet bloc. Anthropologists, musicologists, and literary, film, media, and art scholars examine revolutionary discourses, representations of people and places, ideologies and practices of cultural production, dissemination and consumption, and the circulation of various cultural forms in transnational networks of publicity and exchange. These insightful contributions shed light on the changes that Cuba's opening to global markets of mass culture brought to the cultural field during the so-called Special Period in Times of Peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230104792
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/09/2010
Series: New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

ARIANAHERNANDEZ-REGUANTis Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

About the Contributors ix

1 Writing the Special Period: An Introduction Ariana Hernandez-Reguant 1

1 Foreign Commerce

2 Truths and Fictions: The Economics of Writing, 1994-1999 Esther Whitfield 21

3 Filmmaking with Foreigners Cristina Venegas 37

4 Spiritual Capital: Foreign Patronage and the Trafficking of Santeria Kevin M. Delgado 51

2 Plural Nation

5 Multicubanidad Ariana Hernandez-Reguant 69

6 Preemptive Nostalgia and La Batalla for Cuban Identity: Option Zero Theater Laurie Frederik 89

7 Wandering in Russian Jacqueline Loss 105

8 The "Letter of the Year" and the Prophetics of Revolution Kenneth Routon 123

3 Transnational Publics

9 El Rap Cubano: Can't Stop, Won't Stop the Movement! Roberto Zurbano Kate Levitt 143

10 Audiovisual Remittances and Transnational Subjectivities Lisa Maya Knauer 159

11 Ending the Century with Memories...: Paper Money, Videos, and an X-Acto Knife for Cuban Art Antonio Eligio Fernández Kate Levitt 179

Bibliography 197

Index 221

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