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A Contemporary Cuba Reader : The Revolution under Raúl Castro

By: Brenner, Philip.
Contributor(s): Jiménez, Marguerite Rose | Kirk, John M | LeoGrande, William M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (489 p.).ISBN: 9781442231009.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Contemporary Cuba Reader : The Revolution under Raúl CastroLOC classification: F1788 | .B746 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction: History as Prologue: Cuba before 2006; I: Politics; 1 Continuity and Change in Cuba at Fifty; 2 Cuba's New Socialism; 3 After Fidel; 4 The Revolutionary Armed Forces; 5 The Collapse of Socialism Is beyond the Present Horizon; 6 Religion and Civil Society in Cuba, 1959-2013; 7 From Cyberspace to Public Space?; 8 The Promise Besieged; II: Economics; 9 Challenges of Economic Restructuring in Cuba; 10 Updating the Cuban Economic Model; 11 Cuba's Entrepreneurs; 12 Cuban Agriculture and the Current Process of Economic Transformation
13 The New Cuban Economy14 The Political Economy of Leisure; 15 Remittance Recipients and the Present and Future of Microentrepreneurship Activities in Cuba; 16 Poverty and Vulnerability in Cuba Today; 17 Economic Illegalities and the Underground Economy in Cuba; III: Foreign Policy; 18 Raúlista Foreign Policy; 19 China and the Future of Cuba; 20 Cuban-Latin American and Caribbean Relations; 21 Cuban Medical Internationalism under Raúl Castro; 22 Cuban Public Diplomacy; 23 The Cuban Five and the U.S. War against Terror; 24 Untying the Knot; 25 Emigration and U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Relations
26 Dialogues within and between Cuba and Its Diaspora27 Cuba, a Country with a Broken Heart; IV: Culture; 28 Living and Creating in Cuba; 29 A Black Woman from Cuba, That's All; 30 Two Songs; 31 Culture for the Masses?; 32 Nationhood and Identity in Contemporary Cuban Art; 33 Questioning Authority; 34 Zooming In; 35 Recovering from Crisis?; 36 Cuban Sport Development; V: Social Change; 37 Cuban Youth; 38 Notes on the Race Question in Cuba Today; 39 Memorable Characters of Cuba; 40 Cuba's Recent Embrace of Agroecology; 41 The Cuban Health System; 42 Fifty Years Later
43 Cuban Educational Reform during the "Special Period"44 The Changing Dynamics of Sexuality; 45 Transcript of Television Interview with Mariela Castro; 46 Surfing Revolico.com; Cuba Chronology; Index; About the Editors and Contributors
Summary: 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.
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Contents; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction: History as Prologue: Cuba before 2006; I: Politics; 1 Continuity and Change in Cuba at Fifty; 2 Cuba's New Socialism; 3 After Fidel; 4 The Revolutionary Armed Forces; 5 The Collapse of Socialism Is beyond the Present Horizon; 6 Religion and Civil Society in Cuba, 1959-2013; 7 From Cyberspace to Public Space?; 8 The Promise Besieged; II: Economics; 9 Challenges of Economic Restructuring in Cuba; 10 Updating the Cuban Economic Model; 11 Cuba's Entrepreneurs; 12 Cuban Agriculture and the Current Process of Economic Transformation

13 The New Cuban Economy14 The Political Economy of Leisure; 15 Remittance Recipients and the Present and Future of Microentrepreneurship Activities in Cuba; 16 Poverty and Vulnerability in Cuba Today; 17 Economic Illegalities and the Underground Economy in Cuba; III: Foreign Policy; 18 Raúlista Foreign Policy; 19 China and the Future of Cuba; 20 Cuban-Latin American and Caribbean Relations; 21 Cuban Medical Internationalism under Raúl Castro; 22 Cuban Public Diplomacy; 23 The Cuban Five and the U.S. War against Terror; 24 Untying the Knot; 25 Emigration and U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Relations

26 Dialogues within and between Cuba and Its Diaspora27 Cuba, a Country with a Broken Heart; IV: Culture; 28 Living and Creating in Cuba; 29 A Black Woman from Cuba, That's All; 30 Two Songs; 31 Culture for the Masses?; 32 Nationhood and Identity in Contemporary Cuban Art; 33 Questioning Authority; 34 Zooming In; 35 Recovering from Crisis?; 36 Cuban Sport Development; V: Social Change; 37 Cuban Youth; 38 Notes on the Race Question in Cuba Today; 39 Memorable Characters of Cuba; 40 Cuba's Recent Embrace of Agroecology; 41 The Cuban Health System; 42 Fifty Years Later

43 Cuban Educational Reform during the "Special Period"44 The Changing Dynamics of Sexuality; 45 Transcript of Television Interview with Mariela Castro; 46 Surfing Revolico.com; Cuba Chronology; Index; About the Editors and Contributors

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.

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