A Contemporary Cuba Reader

A Contemporary Cuba Reader

Author: Philip Brenner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742555070

Category: History

Page: 436

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A collection of essays that explore a wide range of topics related to Cuban politics, economics, foreign policy, social transformation, and culture in the post-Soviet era.

The Cuba Reader

The Cuba Reader

Author: Aviva Chomsky

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478004561

Category: History

Page: 744

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Tracking Cuban history from 1492 to the present, The Cuba Reader includes more than one hundred selections that present myriad perspectives on Cuba's history, culture, and politics. The volume foregrounds the experience of Cubans from all walks of life, including slaves, prostitutes, doctors, activists, and historians. Combining songs, poetry, fiction, journalism, political speeches, and many other types of documents, this revised and updated second edition of The Cuba Reader contains over twenty new selections that explore the changes and continuities in Cuba since Fidel Castro stepped down from power in 2006. For students, travelers, and all those who want to know more about the island nation just ninety miles south of Florida, The Cuba Reader is an invaluable introduction.

Culture and Customs of Cuba

Culture and Customs of Cuba

Author: William Luis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313304335

Category: History

Page: 240

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Discusses Cuban traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.

Cuba

Cuba

Author: Ted Henken

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851099849

Category: History

Page: 578

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A review of Cuban history, politics, and society includes a listing of key events and people, directories of organizations, and an annotated bibliography.

Readers and Writers in Cuba

Readers and Writers in Cuba

Author: Pamela María Smorkaloff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 081532099X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Examines the evolution of Cuban literature from its origins in the 19th century to the present, chronicling the rise of Cuban culture and the academic and literary institutions that shaped it. Sections analyze the relationship between literary production and universities and seminaries; the printing press; the abolitionist movement; the exile community from 1810 through the turn of the century; literary life from the 1920s to 1958; and Cuban literary culture from 1959 through the 1990s. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Readers and Writers in Cuba

Readers and Writers in Cuba

Author: Pamela Maria Smorkaloff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317945598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This study examines the evolution of Cuban literature and culture from its origins in the 19th century to the present. The early sections analyze the relationship between literary production and universities, the printing press, the abolitionist movement and the exile community from 1810 through the post-war years. Subsequent sections trace literary life from the 1920s to 1958, focusing on the links between writers, readers, and the institutions that supported literary endeavors in the Cuban Republic. The remaining chapters address Cuban literary culture from 1959 through the 1990s. This first thorough study of Cuban print culture after the 1959 revolution fills a large gap in Latin American studies with original research in archives and journals. Analysis of the relationship between literature and contemporary Cuban society is grounded in the earliest Cuban vernacular literature born in the Spanish colony and redefined in the process of nation-building in the first half of the 20th century. The book also surveys Cuban literary production in the current period of transition, confronting issues of globalization, fragmentation, and Cuba's adjustment to a post-Cold War world.

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Author: Philip Brenner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742566712

Category: History

Page: 439

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This timely book provides a balanced and deeply knowledgeable introduction to Cuba since Christopher Columbus’s first arrival in 1492. With decades of experience studying and reporting on the island, Philip Brenner and Peter Eisner provide an incisive overview for all readers seeking to go beyond stereotypes in their exploration of Cuba’s politics, economy, and culture. As Cuba and the United States open their doors to each other, Cuba Libre gives travelers, policy makers, businesspeople, students, and those with an interest in world affairs an opportunity to understand Cuba from a Cuban perspective; to appreciate how Cubans’ quest for independence and sovereignty animates their spirit and shapes their worldview and even their identity. In a world ever more closely linked, Cuba Libre provides a compelling model for US citizens and policy makers to empathize with viewpoints far from their own experiences.

Cuba at the Crossroads

Cuba at the Crossroads

Author: Philip Brenner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538136836

Category: History

Page: 178

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Cuba has undergone dramatic changes since the collapse of European communism. The loss of economic aid and preferential trade with the Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries forced the Cuban government to search out new ways of organizing the domestic economy and new commercial relations in an international system dominated by market economies. The resulting economic reforms have reverberated through Cuban society and politics, recreating social inequalities unknown since the 1950s and confronting the political system with unprecedented new challenges. The resulting ferment is increasingly evident in Cuban cultural expression, and the responses to adversity and scarcity have reshaped Cuban social relations. Cuba today faces new challenges with the transition to a new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and renewed hostility from the Trump administration. This timely book provides a balanced and deeply knowledgeable introduction to Cuba today. This concise overview focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro stepped down as president, bringing together leading scholars to analyze politics, economics, foreign policy, and society in present-day Cuba. Ideally suited for students and all those seeking to understand this still contentious and controversial island, the book includes a substantive introduction setting the historical context, as well as a chronology and primary source documents.

A Contemporary Cuba Reader

A Contemporary Cuba Reader

Author: Philip Brenner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442231009

Category: Political Science

Page: 489

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Cuba has undergone dramatic changes since the collapse of European communism. The loss of economic aid and preferential trade with the Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries forced the Cuban government to search out new ways of organizing the domestic economy and new commercial relations in an international system dominated by market economies. The resulting economic reforms have reverberated through Cuban society and politics, recreating social inequalities unknown since the 1950s and confronting the political system with unprecedented new challenges. The resulting ferment is increasingly evident in Cuban cultural expression, and the responses to adversity and scarcity have reshaped Cuban social relations. This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro took over the country’s leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in present-day Cuba. Ideally suited for students and general readers seeking to understand this still-contentious and controversial island, the book includes a substantive introduction setting the historical context, as well as part introductions and a chronology. Supplementary resources for students and professors are available here. Contributions by: Carlos Alzugaray Treto, Denise Blum, Philip Brenner, Michael J. Bustamante, Mariela Castro, Soraya M. Castro Mariño, María Auxiliadora César, Armando Chaguaceda, Margaret E. Crahan, Simon C. Darnell, Antonio Aja Díaz, Jorge I. Domínguez, María Isabel Domínguez, Tracey Eaton, H. Michael Erisman, Richard E. Feinberg, Reina Fleitas Ruiz, Edmundo García, Graciela González Olmedo, Conner Gorry, Katrin Hansing, Adrian H. Hearn, Ted A. Henken, Rafael Hernández, Monica Hirst, Robert Huish, Marguerite Rose Jiménez, Antoni Kapcia, C. William Keck, Emily J. Kirk, John M. Kirk, Hal Klepak, Sinan Koont, Par Kumaraswami, Saul Landau, William M. LeoGrande, Sandra Levinson, Esteban Morales, Nancy Morejón, Blanca Múnster Infante, Armando Nova González, Manuel Orozco, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, Philip Peters, Camila Piñeiro Harnecker, Clotilde Proveyer Cervantes, Archibald Ritter, Ana M. Ruiz Aguirre, Daniel Salas González, Jorge Mario Sánchez Egozcue, Ann Marie Stock, Julia E. Sweig, Carlos Varela, Sjamme van de Voort, and María del Carmen Zabala Argüelles

The Cuba Reader

The Cuba Reader

Author: Roberto Márquez

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173015327279

Category: History

Page: 746

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DIVThe essential collection of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, history and cultral writing from and about Cuba. The latest in the series that also includes the Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru Readers./div

Cuba

Cuba

Author: Ted A. Henken

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690126

Category: History

Page: 596

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Written by some of the best-known independent scholars, citizen journalists, cyber-activists, and bloggers living in Cuba today, this book presents a critical, complete, and unbiased overview of contemporary Cuba. • Pays special attention to the opportunities, limitations, and challenges presented by the leadership of Raul Castro and his reforms • Provides an accurate, insider's perspective into contemporary Cuba supplied by Cubans who currently live and work on the island, in stark contrast with most accounts that are filtered through the lens of an outside observer • Supplies readers with a critical, comprehensive review of Cuban history, economics, politics, culture, and society that places current developments in historical context • Includes a glossary, an appendix of up-to-date statistical information, dozens of sidebars on a variety of important and unusual topics, and an annotated bibliography

The Costa Rica Reader

The Costa Rica Reader

Author: Steven Paul Palmer

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822333724

Category: History

Page: 402

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DIVAn interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary resources never before published in English./div