A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution under Raul Castro (Second Edition)

A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution under Raul Castro (Second Edition)

By: Marguerite Rose Jimenez (editor), John M. Kirk (editor), Philip Brenner (editor), William M. LeoGrande (editor)Paperback

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This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raul 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 on the R&L website.

About Author

Philip Brenner is professor of international relations at American University. Marguerite Rose Jimenez is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Public Affairs at American University. John M. Kirk is professor of Latin American studies at Dalhousie University. William M. LeoGrande is professor of government at American University.


Introduction: History as Prologue, Cuba Before 2006, Philip Brenner, Marguerite Rose Jimenez, John M. Kirk, and William M. LeoGrande Part I: Politics Chapter 1: Continuity and Change in Cuba at Fifty: The Revolution at a Crossroads, Carlos Alzugaray Treto Chapter 2: Cuba's New Socialism: Different Visions Shaping Current Changes, Camila Pineiro Harnecker Chapter 3: After Fidel: The Cuban Communist Party on the Brink of Generational Change, William M. LeoGrande Chapter 4: The Revolutionary Armed Forces: Loyalty and Efficiency in the Face of Old and New Challenges, Hal Klepak Chapter 5: The Collapse of Socialism Is beyond the Present Horizon, Rafael Hernandez, Interviewed by Edmundo Garcia Chapter 6: Religion and Civil Society in Cuba, 1959-2013, Margaret E. Crahan Chapter 7: From Cyberspace to Public Space?: The Emergent Blogosphere and Cuban Civil Society, Ted A. Henken and Sjamme van de Voort Chapter 8: The Promise Besieged: Participation and Autonomy in Cuba, Armando Chaguaceda Part II: Economics Chapter 9: Challenges of Economic Restructuring in Cuba, Jorge Mario Sanchez Egozcue Chapter 10: Updating the Cuban Economic Model, Omar Everleny Perez Villanueva Chapter 11: Cuba's Entrepreneurs: Foundation of a New Private Sector, Philip Peters Chapter 12: Cuban Agriculture and the Current Process of Economic Transformation, Armando Nova Gonzalez Chapter 13: The New Cuban Economy: What Roles for Foreign Investment? Richard E. Feinberg Chapter 14: The Political Economy of Leisure, Marguerite Rose Jimenez Chapter 15: Remittance Recipients and the Present and Future of Microentrepreneurship Activities in Cuba, Manuel Orozco and Katrin Hansing Chapter 16: Poverty and Vulnerability in Cuba Today, Maria del Carmen Zabala Arguelles Chapter 17: Economic Illegalities and the Underground Economy in Cuba, Archibald Ritter Part III: Foreign Policy Chapter 18: Raulista Foreign Policy: A Macroperspective, H. Michael Erisman Chapter 19: China and the Future of Cuba, Adrian H. Hearn Chapter 20: Cuban-Latin American and Caribbean Relations: Challenges Beyond, Monica Hirst Chapter 21: Cuban Medical Internationalism under Raul Castro, John M. Kirk Chapter 22: Cuban Public Diplomacy, Michael J. Bustamante and Julia E. Sweig Chapter 23: The Cuban Five and the U.S. War against Terror, Saul Landau Chapter 24: Untying the Knot: The Possibility of a Respectful Dialogue between Cuba and the United States, Philip Brenner and Soraya M. Castro Marino Chapter 25: Emigration and U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Relations, Antonio Aja Diaz Chapter 26: Dialogues within and between Cuba and Its Diaspora, Jorge I. Dominguez Chapter 27: Cuba, a Country with a Broken Heart, Leonardo Padura Fuentes Part IV: Culture Chapter 28: Living and Creating in Cuba: Risks and Challenges, Leonardo Padura Fuentes Chapter 29: A Black Woman from Cuba, That's All: An Interview with Nancy Morejon, Nancy Morejon Chapter 30: Two Songs, Carlos Varela Chapter 31: Culture for the Masses? Daniel Salas Gonzalez Chapter 32: Nationhood and Identity in Contemporary Cuban Art, Sandra Levinson Chapter 33: Questioning Authority: Cultural Expression of Contemporary Cuban Youth, Ana M. Ruiz Aguirre Chapter 34: Zooming In: Making and Marketing Films in Twenty-First-Century Cuba, Ann Marie Stock Chapter 35: Recovering from Crisis?: Literature, Publishing, and Nation Building in Contemporary Cuba, Par Kumaraswami and Antoni Kapcia Chapter 36: Cuban Sport Development: Building Capacity from el Parque to the Podium, Robert Huish and Simon C. Darnell Part V: Social Change Chapter 37: Cuban Youth: From the "Special Period" to the "Updating" of the Economic and Social Model, Maria Isabel Dominguez Chapter 38: Notes on the Race Question in Cuba Today, Esteban Morales Chapter 39: Memorable Characters of Cuba, Tracey Eaton Chapter 40: Cuba's Recent Embrace of Agroecology: Urban and Suburban Agriculture, Sinan Koont Chapter 41: The Cuban Health System: In Search of Quality, Efficiency, and Sustainability, Conner Gory and C. William Keck Chapter 42: Fifty Years Later: Women and Social Change in Cuba, Clotilde Proveyer Cervantes, Reina Fleitas Ruiz, Graciela Gonzalez Olmedo, Blanca Munster Infante, and Maria Auxiliadora Cesar Chapter 43: Cuban Educational Reform during the "Special Period": Dust, Ashes, and Diamonds, Denis Blum Chapter 44: The Changing Dynamics of Sexuality: CENESEX and the Revolution, Emily J. Kirk Chapter 45: Transcript of Television Interview with Mariela Castro, Amy Goodman Chapter 46: Surfing Revolico.com: Cuba's Answer to Craig's List, John M. Kirk Cuba Chronology: 2006-2013

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  • ISBN13: 9781442230996
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 488
  • ID: 9781442230996
  • weight: 857
  • ISBN10: 1442230991
  • edition: Second Edition

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