A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution

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Philip Brenner, Marguerite Rose Jiménez, John M. Kirk, William M. LeoGrande
Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - 413 頁
A second edition of this book is now available.

This anthology brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in the post-Soviet era, which Cubans call the "Special Period." Ideally suited for students and general readers seeking to understand contemporary Cuba, the book includes a substantive introduction setting the historical context, as well as part introductions and a chronology.
 

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History as Prologue Cuba before the Special Period
1
FIDEL CASTRO AND THE CUBAN REVOLUTION
25
The Revolutionary and Political Content of Fidel Castros Charismatic Authority
27
July 26 History Absolved Him Now What?
41
POLITICS
45
The Cuban Nations Single Party The Communist Party of Cuba Faces the Future
50
Cubas Revolutionary Armed Forces Last Bulwark of the State Last Bulwark of the Revolution?
63
On Cuban Democracy Cuba and the Democratic Culture
74
Sleeping with an Elephant
262
Cuban Americans and Their Transnational Ties
267
SOCIETY
275
In the Shadow of Plenty Cuba Copes with a Crippled Health Care System
281
Social Impact of the Economic Measures
285
Cuban Youth Aspirations Social Perceptions and Identity
292
The Cuban Education System Lessons and Dilemmas
299
Early Childhood Education in Revolutionary Cuba during the Special Period
302

Successes and Failures of a Decentralizing Experience Cubas Local Governments
79
Society Civil Society and the State An Uneasy ThreeWay Affair
92
Cuba Poll The Findings
101
Cubas Catholic Dissident The Saga of Oswaldo Paya
106
ECONOMICS
111
Development as an Unfinished Affair Cuba after the Great Adjustment of the 1990s
117
The Cuban Economy Amid Economic Stagnation and Reversal of Reforms
128
Cutting Losses Cuba Downsizes Its Sugar Industry
136
The Political Economy of Leisure
146
Going against the Grain Agricultural Crisis and Transformation
156
Vale Todo In Cubas Paladares Everything Is Prohibited but Anything Goes
168
Dollarization and Its Discontents in the PostSoviet Era
179
FOREIGN POLICY
193
Neoliberalism Global Inequality and Irreparable Destruction of Our Natural Habitat Message to the 11th United Nations Conference on Trade and De...
199
Cuba and the Pax Americana
203
Cubas CounterHegemonic Strategy
212
Like Sisyphuss Stone USCuban Relations in the Aftermath of September 11 2001
217
Advancing the Day When Cuba Will Be Free
229
Fidels Final Victory
235
Wanted A Logical Cuba Policy
244
The Cuban Five and the US War against Terror
249
The European Unions Perception of Cuba From Frustration to Irritation
254
Heroines of the Special Period
309
The Status of Cuban Women From Economically Dependent to Independent
311
Recreating Racism Race and Discrimination in Cubas Special Period
316
The Status of Gays in Cuba Myth and Reality
326
Civil Society and Religion in Cuba Past Present and Future
330
There Is No Homeland Without Virtue
336
CULTURE
339
A Black Woman from Cuba Thats All An Interview with Nancy Morejon
344
Living and Creating in Cuba Risks and Challenges
348
Visions of Dollars Dance Before Cuban Artists Eyes
355
Ballet Split with Cuba Still Brings Pain Enrique Fernandez
358
Cuban Cinema
360
Two Songs
365
From the Heart of Cuba a Love Song for the Crescent City
367
Rap and Revolution HipHop Comes to Cuba Margot Olavarria
369
HomeGrown Virtuosos
373
The Dual Role of Sports
379
The Cuban Media
386
Chronology of the Special Period 19862006
393
Index
399
About the Editors and Contributors
407
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Philip Brenner is professor of international relations and director of the Inter-Disciplinary Council on Latin America at American University. Marguerite Rose Jiménez is a graduate student in the School of International Service at American University. John M. Kirk is professor of Latin American studies at Dalhousie University. William M. LeoGrande is dean of the School of Public Affairs and professor of government at American University.

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