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Cuba

Cuba Book
Author : Mike Gonzalez
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-04-01
ISBN : 1786726483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cuba has always been one of the most compelling places in the world, but perhaps never more so than now. With Raoul's promise to resign in 2018, the era of Castroism is all but over and the 2014 US-Cuba rapprochement has opened the country up for the first time to a generation of Americans whose only previous way in was through film and literature. The coming years will undoubtedly bring significant changes to a country that has in many ways been frozen in time. There is no better time for a Cuba literary guide, which challenges some firmly-held western assumptions about the country and shines a light on one of the richest and most deeply embedded literary cultures in the world. Cuba: A Literary Guide for Travellers takes the reader on a dynamic journey into the imaginations of iconic writers and artists in the heart of one of the most alluring countries in the world.

Cuba

Cuba Book
Author : Sean Sheehan,Leslie Jermyn
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780761419655
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Explores the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of Cuba"--Provided by publisher.

Corruption in Cuba

Corruption in Cuba Book
Author : Sergio Díaz-Briquets,Jorge Pérez-López
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2006-10-01
ISBN : 9780292714823
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While Fidel Castro maintains his longtime grip on Cuba, revolutionary scholars and policy analysts have turned their attention from how Castro succeeded (and failed), to how Castro himself will be succeeded - by a new government. This is a comprehensive analysis of corruption in Cuba, and prescriptions for minimizing it in the post-Castro era. While Fidel Castro maintains his longtime grip on Cuba, revolutionary scholars and policy analysts have turned their attention from how Castro succeeded (and failed), to how Castro himself will be succeeded - by a new government. Among the many questions to be answered is how the new government will deal with the corruption that has become endemic in Cuba. Even though combating corruption cannot be the central aim of post-Castro policy, Sergio Diaz-Briquets and Jorge Perez-Lopez suggest that, without a strong plan to thwart it, corruption will undermine the new economy, erode support for the new government, and encourage organized crime. In short, unless measures are taken to stem corruption, the new Cuba could be as messy as the old Cuba. Fidel Castro did not bring corruption to Cuba; he merely institutionalized it. Official corruption has crippled Cuba since the colonial period, but Castro's state-run monopolies, cronyism, and lack of accountability have made Cuba one of the world's most corrupt states

Cuba under the Platt Amendment 1902 1934

Cuba under the Platt Amendment  1902   1934 Book
Author : Louis A., Jr. Perez
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release : 1986-10-15
ISBN : 0822974509
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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• Choice 1987 Outstanding Academic Book This book examines the early years of the Cuban Republic, launched in 1902 after the war with Spain. Although no longer a colony, the country was still hobbled by continuing dependence on and exploitation from a foreign power. Pérez shows how U.S. armed intervention in Cuba in 1898 and subsequent military occupation revitalized elements of the colonial system that would serve imperialist interests during independence. The concessions of the Platt Amendment in 1903 became the principal instrument for U.S. expansion in Cuba. The U.S. then gained control over resources and markets.

Insurgent Cuba

Insurgent Cuba Book
Author : Ada Ferrer
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780807847831
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the late nineteenth century, in an age of ascendant racism and imperial expansion, there emerged in Cuba a movement that unified black, mulatto, and white men in an attack on Europe's oldest empire, with the goal of creating a nation explicitly defined

Cuba and the Politics of Passion

Cuba and the Politics of Passion Book
Author : Damián J. Fernández
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2010-01-01
ISBN : 0292782020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cuban politics has long been remarkable for its passionate intensity, and yet few scholars have explored the effect of emotions on political attitudes and action in Cuba or elsewhere. This book thus offers an important new approach by bringing feelings back into the study of politics and showing how the politics of passion and affection have interacted to shape Cuban history throughout the twentieth century. Damián Fernández characterizes the politics of passion as the pursuit of a moral absolute for the nation as a whole. While such a pursuit rallied the Cuban people around charismatic leaders such as Fidel Castro, Fernández finds that it also set the stage for disaffection and disconnection when the grand goal never fully materialized. At the same time, he reveals how the politics of affection-taking care of family and friends outside the formal structures of government-has paradoxically both undermined state regimes and helped them remain in power by creating an informal survival network that provides what the state cannot or will not.

Guitar Atlas Cuba

Guitar Atlas Cuba Book
Author : Jeff Peretz
Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780739043011
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The signature sound of Cuban music is popular throughout the world. At the heart of it is the clavethe underlying groove that defines the music of Cuba. The clave is not always easy to learn, but author Jeff Peretz breaks down this fundamental rhythm in Guitar Atlas: Cuba, proving that the clave can be played by any guitarist. For those who do not even play Cuban music, the concepts in this book improve sense of rhythm and syncopation in any style. Guitar Atlas: Cuba also explores the African and European cultural influences that shaped modern Cuban musicas well as the impact of the political events of the 20th century. Learn about different styles of music from all over the island and the musicians who popularized them. Also, explore the unique instruments of Cuba, such as the tres, botija, marimbula, and a multitude of percussion instruments. The CD included demonstrates all the examples and compositions featured in the book.

Conceiving Cuba

Conceiving Cuba Book
Author : Elise Andaya
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2014-05-30
ISBN : 0813565219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After Cuba’s 1959 revolution, the Castro government sought to instill a new social order. Hoping to achieve a new and egalitarian society, the state invested in policies designed to promote the well-being of women and children. Yet once the Soviet Union fell and Cuba’s economic troubles worsened, these programs began to collapse, with serious results for Cuban families. Conceiving Cuba offers an intimate look at how, with the island’s political and economic future in question, reproduction has become the subject of heated public debates and agonizing private decisions. Drawing from several years of first-hand observations and interviews, anthropologist Elise Andaya takes us inside Cuba’s households and medical systems. Along the way, she introduces us to the women who wrestle with the difficult question of whether they can afford a child, as well as the doctors who, with only meager resources at their disposal, struggle to balance the needs of their patients with the mandates of the state. Andaya’s groundbreaking research considers not only how socialist policies have profoundly affected the ways Cuban families imagine the future, but also how the current crisis in reproduction has deeply influenced ordinary Cubans’ views on socialism and the future of the revolution. Casting a sympathetic eye upon a troubled state, Conceiving Cuba gives new life to the notion that the personal is always political.

Revolution of Forms

Revolution of Forms Book
Author : John A. Loomis,James Loomis
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781568981574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A revolution of forms is a revolution of essentials."-Jos Mart, Cuban intellectual and independence leader. Although the current surge of interest in Cuba has extended to that country's architecture, few know that the most outstanding architectural achievement of the Cuban Revolution stands neglected just outside Havana. The Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (National Art Schools), constructed from 1961 to 1965, were the result of an educational program initiated by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara soon after the Revolution of 1959. The architects they commissioned created an organic complex of brick and terra-cotta Catalan vaulted structures that reflected the optimism and exuberance of the period. The schools attempted to reinvent architecture, just as the Revolution hoped to reinvent society. However, even before construction was completed, the schools fell out of official favor and were subjected to an attack that resulted in their subsequent "disappearance." An ideological campaign branded them politically incorrect, a bourgeois luxury that was not in keeping with the Revolution. The buildings fell into disuse and, abandoned to the jungle, were literally overgrown. Now, almost 40 years later, Cuba is beginning to recognize and reclaim these significant works of architecture. Revolution of Forms investigates the history and politics surrounding the creation of these structures as well as their subsequent abandonment. The text is accompanied by archival photographs, plans, and images of the present condition of these structures.

Cuba on the Brink

Cuba on the Brink Book
Author : James G. Blight,Bruce J. Allyn,David A. Welch
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780742522695
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the events leading to the missile crisis, analyzes American actions, and shares the opposing viewpoints of American and Russian experts.

Culture and Customs of Cuba

Culture and Customs of Cuba Book
Author : William Luis
Publisher : Greenwood
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

The Culture of Conflict in Modern Cuba

The Culture of Conflict in Modern Cuba Book
Author : Nicholas A. Robins
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conflict in Cuba is not new. Since early in the Caribbean nation's colonial history a small elite has used centralized power to rule for what they viewed as the common good. Officials often created monopolies which limited accountability, social mobility, fair play and economic development. This work traces this ethos, efforts to change it, and its manifestations in present-day Cuba. The first of seven chapters discusses the history of Cuba's government and economy, and the ongoing conflict of monism and pluralism. Several chapters then detail the insights the author gained through his work in the country: Cubans are only too aware that, with very few exceptions, they have long been under one form of tyranny or another; they hate their chains but fear to lose them; Cubans and their friends and enemies both want and fear a pluralistic Cuba; and Cubans understand that though Cuban rightists in the United States hate Castro, they share many of his principles and methods. In a final chapter, the work explores various possibilities that the future may hold for the island.

Revolutionary Cuba

Revolutionary Cuba Book
Author : Terence Cannon
Publisher : Olympic Marketing Corporation
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A history of the Cuban Revolution based on the writings and perspectives of its leaders and on the author's travel and research in Cuba.

Cuba Today

Cuba Today Book
Author : Lee Chadwick
Publisher : Lawrence Hill Books
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Cuba Today book written by Lee Chadwick, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Cuba by Korda

Cuba by Korda Book
Author : Alberto Korda,Alessandra Silvestri-Levy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Delivers a comprehensive look at the extraordinary camerawork of Alberto Daz Guti,rrez?from his famous shot of Ernesto Che Guevara staring into the distance like a prophet that has been reproduced on millions of T-shirts and posters around the world to somewhat quirky and lesser-known photographs, such as Castro warily eyeing a tiger at the Bronx Zoo and Che Guevara playing golf.

Cuba

Cuba Book
Author : Antoni Kapcia,Professor of Latin American History Antoni Kapcia
Publisher : Berg Pub Limited
Release : 2000-10
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As spiritual home of Che Guevara and arch-enemy of the United States for more than forty years, Cuba exerts a powerful hold over people's imaginations. The Revolution and its leader, Fidel Castro, have survived invasion, repeated external and internal crisis, and most astonishingly, economic collapse and political isolation. What is at the root of the continuity and success of the 'Revolution' and in what sense can it be termed a 'revolution'? This book is the first in-depth study of Cuba to examine its history and revolutionary transformation through the evolution of ideology and myth. Music, political campaigns, street and media propaganda, literature, cinema, and drama have served to establish a cubanista tradition, supported by powerful myths such as Che Guevara and José Martí, the New Man, youth, and an Afro-Cuban identity.Challenging preconceptions and conventional wisdoms about Cuba and its leadership, this book presents a remarkable portrait of the distinctive history of the island's culture. The interplay of history, revolutionary action, and ideology through myth and collective experience make this book essential reading for Cuban scholars, Latin American and US historians, political analysts and those generally interested in the history and future of Cuban political culture.

Music in Cuba

Music in Cuba Book
Author : Alejo Carpentier
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780816632299
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1946 and never before available in English. Music in Cuba is not only the best and most extensive study of Cuban musical history, it is a work of literature. Drawing on such primary documents as church circulars and mustical scores. Carpentier encompasses European-style elite Cuban music as well as the popular rural Spanish folk and urban Afro-Cuban music. Perhaps Cubas most important twentieth-century intellectual. Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, and an influential theorist of politics and literature. Born in Havana, he lived for many years in France and Venezuela but returned to Cuba after the 1959 revolution. Book jacket.

How Far We Slaves Have Come

How Far We Slaves Have Come  Book
Author : Nelson Mandela,Fidel Castro
Publisher : Cuban Revolution in World
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Speaking together in Cuba in 1991, Mandela and Castro discuss the place in the history of Africa of Cuba and Angola's victory over the invading U.S.-backed South African army, and the resulting acceleration of the fight to bring down the racist apartheid system.

The Madre de Aguas of Cuba

The Madre de Aguas of Cuba Book
Author : Adam Gidwitz,Emma Otheguy
Publisher : Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release : 2020-05-12
ISBN : 0735231427
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A legendary sea serpent is missing. Can the Unicorn Rescue Society fint it and end Cuba's terrible drought?"--Back cover.

Inside Cuba Today

Inside Cuba Today Book
Author : Fred Ward
Publisher : Random House Value Publishing
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Inside Cuba Today book written by Fred Ward, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.