Political Disaffection in Cuba's Revolution and Exodus

Political Disaffection in Cuba's Revolution and Exodus

by Silvia Pedraza
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Cambridge University Press
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Political Disaffection in Cuba's Revolution and Exodus

In this book, Silvia Pedraza links Cuba's revolution and its mass exodus not only as cause and consequence but also as profoundly social and human processes that were not only political and economic but also cognitive and emotive. But, ironically for a community that defined itself as being in exile, virtually no studies of its political attitudes exist, and certainly none that encompass the changing political attitudes over 47 years of the exodus. The book uses participant observation and in-depth interviews to gain insight into the political disaffection of Cuban refugees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521867870
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2007
Series: Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics Series
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1. Political disaffection: Cuba's revolution and exodus; Part I. For and Against the Republic, For and Against the Revolution: the Cuban Exodus of 1959-1962 and 1965-1974: 2. The revolution defines itself: democracy; humanism; 3. The revolution deepens: nationalism, church vs. state; 4. The revolution redefines itself: socialism, Marxism-Leninism; 5. The revolution consolidated: old vs. new communists; political prisoners; the dialogue; Part II. The Children of Communism: the Cuban Exodus of 1980 and 1985-2004: 6. Los Marielitos of 1980: race, class, gender, and sexuality; 7. After the Soviet collapse: the Balsero crisis; 8. The last wave: political or economic immigrants?; Part III. Civil Society Returns: 9. The church and the rebirth of civil society; 10. Democratization and migration: the exodus and the development of civil society; 11. The impossible triangle: Cuba, the United States, and the exiles.

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