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Cuba s Gay Revolution

Cuba   s Gay Revolution Book
Author : Emily J. Kirk
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2017-08-15
ISBN : 1498557678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the unique health-based approach that has been employed in Cuba to dramatically change attitudes and policies regarding sexual diversity since 1959.

Homosexuality and Invisibility in Revolutionary Cuba

Homosexuality and Invisibility in Revolutionary Cuba Book
Author : María Encarnación Martín López
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 2015
ISBN : 1855662884
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers alternative insights into the complex relationship between politics and intelligentsia in revolutionary Cuba.

Women and Revolution

Women and Revolution Book
Author : Marie Josephine Diamond
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-29
ISBN : 9401590729
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Taking its starting point from women's contributions to the French revolution, this important anthology goes far beyond any particular historical, European or American context and expands its scope in space and time to an all-inclusive global theme, namely the contributions of radical women towards an ever-changing world and its revolutionary transformations everywhere. The superbly edited essays by diverse contributors from various continents and disciplines explore a wide platform of women's revolutionary involvements and elucidate the broad range of contributions by women scholars, scientists and activists to movements of social transformation, as well as to a reexamination of established methods of cultural analysis from enlightened liberalism to Marxism. The contributions of women scholars and activists from Africa, Asia and Latin America are particularly significant in that they transcend and expand European/North American feminism as relevant primarily to its own socio-cultural context and focus on women acting in terms of their own non-Western traditions and cultures, that is, on non-Western models based on indigenous strategies of social transformation. This rich anthology shuns any postulation of a single global model for revolution. Yet, despite the emergence of a `problematic relationship between Western or Western educated theorists and the causes of the oppressed', women's diverse social, cultural and historical experiences and strategies are united in this edition, as in their common causes, as emphasized by the following statement in the introduction: `the female body has become ... a privileged site for social analysis in the context of international capitalism as well as in the critique of traditional socialism.' Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, Ogbuide Films Women and Revolution covers an enormous socio-historical space, four continents - Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America – and quite a few countries within them. This huge field of human experience is looked at from the focal point which runs explicitly and implicitly through all nineteen chapters: the active if not revolutionary role women have played individually and collectively in various determining social situations, a role regularly suppressed by the coercive power of institutionalized domination. The impetus for this endeavor was the commemoration of the bicentennial of the French Revolution, an occasion to take an in-depth look at its less obvious agendas, through a focus on the activity of women, and on Olympe de Gouges in particular. But as Olympe de Gouges became acquainted with Mr. Guillotine, the considerable role of women became suppressed not only actually but as a kind of damnatio memoriae which the old Romans had already invented. As this work shows, there have been multiple forms and contents through which women have taken history into their own hands and have participated in emancipatory struggles throughout the world. They are at their best in their use of the resources of local village traditions, of dense social contexts, of mutual aid and in turning such grassroots resources into radical democratic struggles for the future. A fascinating and timely book!. Wolf-Dieter Narr, Freie Universität Berlin The vital role played by women in struggles for social transformation has scarcely been appreciated, and with the sense of defeat that hangs over the revolutionary project, stands to be further forgotten. That is why the publication of Women and Revolution is both welcome and necessary – on intellectual and scholarly grounds, but also because these are stories which have to be told if we are to resume the march toward a better world. Joel Kovel, Bard College

From Mango Cuba to Prickly Pear America

From Mango Cuba to Prickly Pear America Book
Author : Melinda Voss
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2018-03-28
ISBN : 1532034083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In March 2014, award-winning journalist Melinda Voss headed to the Miami airport to travel to Cuba, a country that had fascinated her since she was a girl growing up amid animated dinner conversations about the Cuban revolution, Castro’s leadership, and the missile crisis. After her plane landed, she disembarked with thirty-one other Americans and prepared to explore Cuba’s complexity, its leaders, people, culture, and relationship with America. Offering a thoughtful glimpse of Cuban life, Voss not only interweaves interesting facts about Cuba’s history, customs, housing, education system, agriculture, health care, family life, and aging, but also provides perspective on the differences and similarities between American and Cuban cultures. While sharing valuable insight into landmarks such as the stately University of Havana, Santeria Cultural Center, Che Guevara’s tomb, Revolution Square, tobacco and organic farms, and community projects, Voss introduces others to an impressive array of Cuban musicians and artists and includes excerpts from unusually frank conversations with locals as well as Americans. From Mango Cuba to Prickly Pear America shares a concise and carefully researched comparison between two New World countries as a new and uncertain era of Cuban-American relations dawns.

A New Dawn for the New Left

A New Dawn for the New Left Book
Author : B. Slonecker
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-12-05
ISBN : 1137280832
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the underground Liberation News Service and the commune Montague Farm to trace the evolution of the New Left after 1968. In the process, it extends the chronological breadth of the long Sixties, rethinks the relationship between political and cultural radicalism, and explores the relationships between diverse social movements.

Global Gay

Global Gay Book
Author : Frederic Martel
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2019-05-14
ISBN : 0262537052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A panoramic view of gay rights, gay life, and the gay experience around the world. In Global Gay, Frédéric Martel visits more than fifty countries and documents a revolution underway around the world: the globalization of LGBT rights. From Saudi Arabia to South Africa, from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv, from Singapore to the United States, activists, culture warriors, and ordinary people are part of a movement. Martel interviews the proprietor of a “gay-friendly” café in Amman, Jordan; a Cuban-American television journalist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a South African jurist who worked with Nelson Mandela to enshrine gay rights in the country's constitution; an American lawyer who worked on the campaign for marriage equality; an Egyptian man who fled his country after escaping a raid on a gay club; and many others. He tells us that in China, homosexuality is neither prohibited nor permitted, and that much Chinese gay life takes place on social media; that in Iran, because of the strict separation of the sexes, it seems almost easier to be gay than heterosexual; and that Raul Castro's daughter, a gay rights icon in Cuba, expressed her lingering anti-American sentiments by calling for Pride celebrations in May rather than June. Ten countries maintain the death penalty for homosexuals. “Homophobia is what Arab governments give to Islamists to keep them calm,” one activist tells Martel. Martel finds that although the “gay American way of life” has created a global template for gay activism and culture, each country offers distinctly local variations. And around the world, the status of gay rights has become a measure of a country's democracy and modernity. This English edition, which has been thoroughly revised and updated, has received the French Voices Award for excellence in publication and translation, supported by a grant from the French-American Book Fund.

Cuban Revolution in America

Cuban Revolution in America Book
Author : Teishan A. Latner
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2018-01-11
ISBN : 146963547X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cuba's grassroots revolution prevailed on America's doorstep in 1959, fueling intense interest within the multiracial American Left even as it provoked a backlash from the U.S. political establishment. In this groundbreaking book, historian Teishan A. Latner contends that in the era of decolonization, the Vietnam War, and Black Power, socialist Cuba claimed center stage for a generation of Americans who looked to the insurgent Third World for inspiration and political theory. As Americans studied the island's achievements in education, health care, and economic redistribution, Cubans in turn looked to U.S. leftists as collaborators in the global battle against inequality and allies in the nation's Cold War struggle with Washington. By forging ties with organizations such as the Venceremos Brigade, the Black Panther Party, and the Cuban American students of the Antonio Maceo Brigade, and by providing political asylum to activists such as Assata Shakur, Cuba became a durable global influence on the U.S. Left. Drawing from extensive archival and oral history research and declassified FBI and CIA documents, this is the first multidecade examination of the encounter between the Cuban Revolution and the U.S. Left after 1959. By analyzing Cuba's multifaceted impact on American radicalism, Latner contributes to a growing body of scholarship that has globalized the study of U.S. social justice movements.

Fiesta de diez pesos Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba

Fiesta de diez pesos  Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba Book
Author : Moshe Morad
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-15
ISBN : 1317135431
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ‘Special Period’ in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterized by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there developed a thriving, though constantly harassed and destabilized, clandestine gay scene (known as the ‘ambiente’). In the course of eight visits between 1995 and 2007, the last dozen years of Fidel Castro’s reign, Moshe Morad became absorbed in Havana’s gay scene, where he created a wide social network, attended numerous secret gatherings-from clandestine parties to religious rituals-and observed patterns of behavior and communication. He discovered the role of music in this scene as a marker of identity, a source of queer codifications and identifications, a medium of interaction, an outlet for emotion and a way to escape from a reality of scarcity, oppression and despair. Morad identified and conducted his research in different types of ‘musical space,’ from illegal clandestine parties held in changing locations, to ballet halls, drag-show bars, private living-rooms and kitchens and santería religious ceremonies. In this important study, the first on the subject, he argues that music plays a central role in providing the physical, emotional, and conceptual spaces which constitute this scene and in the formation of a new hybrid ‘gay identity’ in Special-Period Cuba.

Bridges to Cuba

Bridges to Cuba Book
Author : Ruth Behar
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780472066117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Groundbreaking anthology of artwork, drama, fiction, interviews, and poetry by authors both within and outside Cuba. Wide, provocative range of perspectives. Highlights include Ruth Behar's introductory and closing essays, interviews with Nancy Morejâon, and essays by Marâia de los Angeles Torres and Alan West. Majority of translations by David Frye"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Bridges to Cuba Puentes a Cuba

Bridges to Cuba Puentes a Cuba Book
Author : Ruth Behar
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 2015-11-06
ISBN : 0472036637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For fifty-five years U.S.-Cuban relations were couched in terms of the Cold War, often pitting Cubans in the diaspora against Cubans who remained in their homeland. This collection of Cuban and Cuban-American writing and art celebrates the informal networks that Cubans in both countries have maintained through artistic, academic, family, and other ties. The book brings together for the first time in English Cuban voices of the second generation, both on the island and in the diaspora. The multivocal and multigenre collection includes both scholarly and creative writing and an impressive range of visual art. Bridges to Cuba/Puentes a Cuba opens a window onto the meaning of nationality, transnationalism, and homeland in our time.

Sexual Textualities

Sexual Textualities Book
Author : David William Foster
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2013-12-06
ISBN : 0292734069
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the 1991 publication of his groundbreaking book Gay and Lesbian Themes in Latin American Writing, David William Foster has proposed a series of theoretical and critical principles for the analysis of Latin American culture from the perspectives of the queer. This book continues that project with a queer reading of literary and cultural aspects of Latin American texts. Moving beyond its predecessor, which provided an initial inventory of Latin American gay and lesbian writing, Sexual Textualities analyzes questions of gender representation in Latin American cultural productions to establish the interrelationships, tensions, and irresolvable conflicts between heterosexism and homoeroticism. The topics that Foster addresses include Eva Peron as a cultural/sexual icon, feminine pornography, Luis Humberto Hermosillo's classic gay film Doña Herlinda y su hijo, homoerotic writing and Chicano authors, Matias Montes Huidobro's Exilio and the representation of gay identity, representation of the body in Alejandra Pizarnik's poetry, and the crisis of masculinity in Argentine fiction from 1940 to 1960.

A Contemporary Cuba Reader

A Contemporary Cuba Reader Book
Author : Philip Brenner
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0742555062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A second edition of this book is now available. 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 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.

Prison Writing of Latin America

Prison Writing of Latin America Book
Author : Joey Whitfield
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2018-07-26
ISBN : 1501334611
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What happens inside Latin American prisons? How does the social organisation of prisoners relate to the political structures beyond the walls? Is it possible to resist corrupt penal regimes? In Prison Writing of Latin America, Joey Whitfield turns to those best placed to answer these questions: people who have been imprisoned themselves. Drawing on a century of material produced by Latin American prisoners from Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, Whitfield weaves readings of novels, memoirs and testimonial texts with social and political analysis. Rather than distinguishing between dictatorial and democratic periods of government, he shows that from the point of view of the prisoner, all states are authoritarian in nature. In the face of oppression, however, prisoners both 'political' and 'criminal' have found ways not only to resist but also to create alternative communities both real and imagined, sometimes in collaboration with each other.

Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes

Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes Book
Author : David William Foster,Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0313284792
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Homoerotic themes and undercurrents in Latin American literary works have been largely ignored. This reference explores the importance of gay and lesbian themes in Latin American literature by providing entries for more than a hundred authors. Each entry assesses and analyzes homoerotic elements in the work of a particular author and closes with a bibliography of primary and secondary material. Entries are arranged alphabetically for ease of use.

Out in the Periphery

Out in the Periphery Book
Author : Omar G. Encarnacin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-02-01
ISBN : 0199356653
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Known around the world as a bastion of machismo and Catholicism, Latin America in recent decades has emerged as the undisputed gay rights leader of the Global South. More surprising yet, nations such as Argentina have surpassed more "developed" nations like the United States and many European states in extending civil rights to the homosexual population. Setting aside the role of external factors and conditions in pushing gay rights from the Developed North to the Global South--such as the internationalization of human rights norms and practices, the globalization of gay identities, and the diffusion of policies such as "gay marriage"--this study aims to "decenter" gay rights politics in Latin America by putting the domestic context front and center. The intention is not to show how the "local" has triumphed the "global" in Latin America, but rather to suggest how the domestic context has interacted with the outside world to make Latin America an unusually receptive environment for the development of gay rights. Of special attention to the study is the role of local gay rights organizations, a long-neglected social movement in Latin America, in filtering and adapting international gay rights ideas. Inspired by the outside world but firmly embedded in local politics, Latin American gay activists have succeeded in bringing radical change to the law with respect to homosexuality, and, in some cases, as in Argentina, in transforming society and the culture at large"--

Sexual Politics In Cuba

Sexual Politics In Cuba Book
Author : Marvin Leiner
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-05-28
ISBN : 1000311325
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, Marvin Leiner analyzes the practice of quarantine in the context of the Cuban Revolution. He also focuses on efforts by Cuban educators to introduce sex education in the schools and to change sexist and homophobic attitudes, discussing their successes and failures with candor and examining the explicit and implicit linkages between machismo and homophobia.

Teen Lives around the World A Global Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Teen Lives around the World  A Global Encyclopedia  2 volumes  Book
Author : Karen Wells
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2019-11-30
ISBN : 1440852456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This two-volume encyclopedia looks at the lives of teenagers around the world, examining topics from a typical school day to major issues that teens face today, including bullying, violence, sexuality, and social and financial pressures. • Gives readers a glimpse into a typical day in the life of a teen in countries around the world, from wake up time to classes to after school activities • Focuses on interesting facts and anecdotal information • Allows students to make cross-national comparisons of topics such as literacy, education, rights, internet use, and other key issues • Shows a complex picture of new family forms, new gender roles, and declining religious belief with the strong persistence of conservative values

Left Out

Left Out Book
Author : Martin B. Duberman
Publisher : South End Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780896086722
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"One would be hard-pressed to name a more admirable contemporary American example of the intellectual engage than Martin Duberman. Historian, playwright, memoirist, biographer, social commentator, teacher, activist and assured podium performer, Duberman is an unapologetic, uncategorizable and nonsectarian radical whose constant questioning of conventional wisdoms - even on the left - has made him one of this country's pre-eminent participants in the political and cultural wars that have riven public life."â__In These Times"A marvelous collection of a lifetime of courageous writing by a deeply moral and reflective man who has engaged the greatest struggles of our times with an unflinching nerve, a wise heart and a brilliant intellect informed at all times by compassion."â__Jonathan KozolThe lives of â__outsidersâ__ have been the focus of Martin Duberman's work as a public intellectual for the past four decades. Best known for his biography of Paul Robeson, Duberman highlights the "banding together" of the excluded in Left Out. These identity-based movementsâ__black power, gay liberation, feminismâ__have created a vital and controversial change in American consciousness in recent decades. Duberman's collected essays trace this evolution of thought to the history of dissent from abolitionism through the New Left to today's organizing.Presenting summations of Duberman's views on such matters as race, foreign policy, gender and sexuality, Left Out offers incisive analyses of the split between class-based and identity-based politics on the Left. The "godfather" of the gay studies movement, Duberman has taken many brave and prescient stands. His writing shows why he is considered a deeply moral and wise man. For the first time available in paperback, this edition, updated through 2002, includes three new essays: "The State of Gay Studies," "Queer Economic Justice," and "Jewish Radicals, Effeminacy, and the Rise of Gay Chauvinism".

Chicano Latino Homoerotic Identities

Chicano Latino Homoerotic Identities Book
Author : David W. Foster
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-07-16
ISBN : 1317944461
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Performance on the Edge

Performance on the Edge Book
Author : Johannes Birringer
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2002-06-01
ISBN : 1847141269
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Performance on the Edge takes the reader on a journey across geographical borders and conceptual boundaries in order to map out the new territory of contemporary theatre, dance, media arts and activism. Working across social, cultural and political fault lines, the book explores performance as both process and contact, as the commitment to political activism and the reconstruction of community, as site-specific intervention into the social and technological structures of abandonment, and as the highly charged embodiment of erotic fantasies.Performance on the Edge addresses the politics of community-oriented and reconstructive artmaking in an era marked by the AIDS crisis, cultural and racial polarization, warfare, separatism and xenophobia. Provocatively illustrated with work from North and Central America and Eastern and Western Europe, the book challenges our assumptions about the relations between media and activism, technological imperatives and social processes and bodily identities and virtual communities.