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Cuba in the Special Period

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New edited collection:

Cuba in the Special Period. Culture and Ideology in the 1990s

Edited by Ariana Hernandez-Reguant

PALGRAVE MACMILLAN. New Concepts in Latino American Cultures 240 pp. / 0-230-60654-7 / $74.95 cl. · 20% DISCOUNT ORDER FORM (Promo Code: P356ED)

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The book features contributions by anthropologists, literary, film and art scholars, and musicologists who frame the developments in Cuban arts, culture and ideological production in the island within the post-Soviet geopolitical landscape of the 1990s. A substantial introduction provides a complete overview of the cultural dynamics of the period.

Table of contents:

Writing the Special Period: An Introduction–Ariana Hernandez-Reguant * PART I: FOREIGN COMMERCE * Truths and Fictions: The Economics of Writing, 1994-1999–Esther Whitfield * Filmmaking with Foreigners–Cristina Venegas * Spiritual Capital: Foreign Patronage and the Trafficking of Santería–Kevin M. Delgado * PART II: PLURAL NATION * Multicubanidad–Ariana Hernandez-Reguant * Preemptive Nostalgia and La Batalla for Cuban Identity: Option Zero Theater–Laurie Frederik * Wandering in Russian–Jacqueline Loss * The Letter of the Year and the Prophetics of Revolution–Kenneth Routon * PART III: TRANSNATIONAL PUBLICS * El Rap Cubano: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop the Movement!–Roberto Zurbano Translated by Kate Levitt * Audiovisual Remittances and Transnational Subjectivities–Lisa Maya Knauer * Ending the Century with Memories . . . : Paper Money, Videos, and an X-Acto Knife for Cuban Art–Antonio Eligio Fernández, Tonel.

2 Responses to “Cuba in the Special Period”

  1. pryer Says:

    See Alejandro Armengol’s review, “La bicicleta y el cuadro”:

    http://groups.google.com/group/soc.culture.cuba/browse_thread/thread/3e96fa296cd433e2

  2. Ethno Cuba » Blog Archive » Review of “Cuba in the Special Period,” Ariana Hernandez Reguant, ed. Says:

    […] is a recent International Journal of  Cuban Studies review of Cuba in the Special Period.  Helen Yaffe recommends a wide-ranging collection of essays linking culture to Cuban […]

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