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Sexual Revolutions in Cuba

Sexual Revolutions in Cuba

Passion, Politics, and Memory

  • Author: Carrie Hamilton
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807882518
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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In Sexual Revolutions in Cuba Carrie Hamilton delves into the relationship between passion and politics in revolutionary Cuba to present a comprehensive history of sexuality on the island from the triumph of the Revolution in 1959 into the twenty-first century. Drawing on an unused body of oral history interviews as well as press accounts, literary works, and other published sources, Hamilton pushes beyond official government rhetoric and explores how the wider changes initiated by the Revolution have affected the sexual lives of Cuban citizens. She foregrounds the memories and emotions of ordinary Cubans and compares these experiences with changing policies and wider social, political, and economic developments to reveal the complex dynamic between sexual desire and repression in revolutionary Cuba. Showing how revolutionary and prerevolutionary values coexist in a potent and sometimes contradictory mix, Hamilton addresses changing patterns in heterosexual relations, competing views of masculinity and femininity, same-sex relationships and homophobia, AIDS, sexual violence, interracial relationships, and sexual tourism. Hamilton's examination of sexual experiences across generations and social groups demonstrates that sexual politics have been integral to the construction of a new revolutionary Cuban society.

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

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

  • Author: Dr Moshe Morad
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472424573
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 302
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The ‘Special Period’ in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterised 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 destabilised, clandestine gay scene (known as the ‘ambiente’). In the course of eight visits to the city 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 behaviour 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.

Visions of Power in Cuba

Visions of Power in Cuba

Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971

  • Author: Lillian Guerra
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807837369
  • Category: History
  • Page: 488
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In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six million citizens. In Visions of Power in Cuba, Lillian Guerra argues that these visual representations explained rapidly occurring events and encouraged radical change and mutual self-sacrifice. Mass rallies and labor mobilizations of unprecedented scale produced tangible evidence of what Fidel Castro called "unanimous support" for a revolution whose "moral power" defied U.S. control. Yet participation in state-orchestrated spectacles quickly became a requirement for political inclusion in a new Cuba that policed most forms of dissent. Devoted revolutionaries who resisted disastrous economic policies, exposed post-1959 racism, and challenged gender norms set by Cuba's one-party state increasingly found themselves marginalized, silenced, or jailed. Using previously unexplored sources, Guerra focuses on the lived experiences of citizens, including peasants, intellectuals, former prostitutes, black activists, and filmmakers, as they struggled to author their own scripts of revolution by resisting repression, defying state-imposed boundaries, and working for anti-imperial redemption in a truly free Cuba.

Becoming Reinaldo Arenas

Becoming Reinaldo Arenas

Family, Sexuality, and The Cuban Revolution

  • Author: Jorge Olivares
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822353962
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 241
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Jorge Olivares connects the personal, political, and artistic trajectories of the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas (1943—1990) to Arenas's insights into the Cuban Revolution, the struggles of exiles, and the politics of sexuality.

Chinese Cubans

Chinese Cubans

A Transnational History

  • Author: Kathleen M. López
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 146960714X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous "coolie" trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent decades by smaller numbers of merchants, craftsmen, and free migrants searching for better lives far from home. In a comprehensive, vibrant history that draws deeply on Chinese- and Spanish-language sources in both China and Cuba, Kathleen Lopez explores the transition of the Chinese from indentured to free migrants, the formation of transnational communities, and the eventual incorporation of the Chinese into the Cuban citizenry during the first half of the twentieth century. Chinese Cubans shows how Chinese migration, intermarriage, and assimilation are central to Cuban history and national identity during a key period of transition from slave to wage labor and from colony to nation. On a broader level, Lopez draws out implications for issues of race, national identity, and transnational migration, especially along the Pacific rim.

Viaje a la Habana

Viaje a la Habana

  • Author: Reinaldo Arenas
  • Publisher: Cdiciones Universal
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 153
  • View: 1996
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"Tres viajes a una extrana y terrible ciudad integran el tema vertical que unifica la trama de esta novela. Pero el lector debera descifrar aqui no una anecdota comun, sino una serie de senales, circunstancias y simbolos que unen, a traves de la tragedia y la burla, a estos personajes compelidos, a pesar de ellos mismos, a realizar un extrano recorrido por un sitio donde encontraran su identidad ultima."

Gays Under the Cuban Revolution

Gays Under the Cuban Revolution

  • Author: Allen Young
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 112
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Prologue to Revolution

Prologue to Revolution

Cuba, 1898-1958

  • Author: Jorge Ibarra
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555877927
  • Category: History
  • Page: 231
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This study traces economic development, social dynamics, and political processes in Cuba from the end of Spanish colonial rule to the triumph of the 1959 revolution. It illuminates the ways in which relations with the US contributed to shaping the moral and material environment on the island.

Detective Fiction in Cuban Society and Culture

Detective Fiction in Cuban Society and Culture

  • Author: Stephen Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039106981
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 315
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This book examines Cuban society through a study of its detective fiction and more particularly contemporary Cuban society through the novels of the author and critic, Leonardo Padura Fuentes. The author traces the development of Cuban detective writing in the light of the work of twentieth century Western European literary critics and philosophers including Raymond Williams, Antonio Gramsci, Terry Eagleton, Roland Barthes, Jean Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault, Jean Francois Lyotard and Jean Baudrillard in order to gain a better understanding of the social and historical context in which this genre emerged. The analysis includes discussion of the broader philosophical, political and historical issues raised by the Cuban revolution. The book concludes that the study of this popular genre in Cuba is of crucial importance to the scholar who wishes to reach as full an understanding of the social dynamics within that society as possible."

Fidel Castro and the Quest for a Revolutionary Culture in Cuba

Fidel Castro and the Quest for a Revolutionary Culture in Cuba

  • Author: Julie Marie Bunck
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271040271
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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"An excellent study of political culture, emphasizing cultural and normative resistance to revolutionary values, norms, and goals. Challenges much of the scholarship that maintained that revolution permanently transformed Cuba's traditional culture, and finds that 'most Cuban workers rejected many of the revolutionary requirements of the Castro government' (p. 184). Highly recommended"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.