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Sexual Revolutions in Cuba

Sexual Revolutions in Cuba

Passion, Politics, and Memory

  • Author: Carrie Hamilton
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807835196
  • Category: History
  • Page: 298
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Chronicling the history of sexuality in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, this book frames the relationship between passion and politics in the revolution's wider history and argues that the Cuban revolutionary regime intervened in the sexual lives of Cubans in a variety of ways and transformed key areas of Cuban life, including the family, reproduction, sexual values, and sexual relationships. Drawing from a major oral history project--the “Memories of the Revolution” oral history project conducted by a team of British and Cuban researchers (Hamilton was one of the British researchers on the team) between 2003 and 2007--Hamilton explores the experiences and perceptions of sexuality among Cubans across generations and social groups. She contextualizes the oral histories within an array of archival and secondary sources, relating them to issues of race, class, and gender, as well as to social, economic, and political change. Organized thematically, the volume opens with a historical overview that points out that after 1959 revolutionary values continued to coexist with pre-revolutionary ideologies in a potent and often contradictory mix. Succeeding chapters examine discourse on love, romance, and passion on both personal and national levels; male and female homosexuality; sexual repression; and changing gender roles and service to the revolution. Hamilton explores conflicting notions of Cuba as a site of desire on the one hand, and as a place of intense sexual repression, especially with regard to homosexuality, on the other. She identifies many ways in which revolutionary policy affected sexual behavior, including changes to policy and laws, mass education programs, leaders' pronouncements on the relationship between good revolutionaries and private life, and the provision of incentives to encourage certain forms of sexual union and repressive measures to discourage and punish others. Hamilton argues that sexual politics were central to the construction of a new revolutionary society.

Sexual Politics In Cuba

Sexual Politics In Cuba

Machismo, Homosexuality, And Aids

  • Author: Marvin Leiner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000311325
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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Through country case studies arid regional analyses this series will contribute to a deeper understanding of development issues in Latin America. Shifting political environments, increasing economic interdependence, and the difficulties with regard to debt, foreign investment, and trade policy demand novel conceptualizations of development strategi

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.

Revolutionary Positions

Revolutionary Positions

Sexuality and Gender in Cuba and Beyond

  • Author: Michelle Chase,Isabella Cosse,Heidi Tinsman,Melina Pappademos
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781478008774
  • Category: History
  • Page: 234
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As the Cuban Revolution reaches its sixtieth anniversary, contributors to this special issue explore the impact of the revolution through the lens of sexuality and gender, providing a social and cultural history that illuminates the Cuban-influenced global New Left. Moving beyond assumptions about the revolutionary left's hypermasculinity and homophobia, the issue takes a nuanced approach to the Cuban Revolution's impact on gender and sexuality. Contributors study Cuban internationalist campaigns, the relationship between cultural diplomacy and mass media, and visual images of revolution and solidarity. They follow the emergence and negotiation of new gender ideals through the transgendering of Che's "New Man," the Cuban travels of Angela Davis, calls for sexual revolution in the Dutch Atlantic, and gender representations during the 1964 "Campaign of Terror" in Chile. In doing so, the authors provide fresh insight into Cuba's transnational legacy on politics and culture during the Cold War and beyond. Contributors. Lorraine Bayard de Volo, Marcelo Casals, Michelle Chase, Aviva Chomsky, Isabella Cosse, Ximena Espeche, Robert Franco, Paula Halperin, Lani Hanna, Elizabeth Quay Hutchison, Melina Pappademos, Jennifer L. Lambe, Diosnara Ortega González, Gregory Randall, Margaret Randall, Chelsea Schields, Sarah Seidman, Emily Snyder, Heidi Tinsman, Ailynn Torres Santana

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.

Cuba’s Gay Revolution

Cuba’s Gay Revolution

Normalizing Sexual Diversity Through a Health-Based Approach

  • Author: Emily J. Kirk
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1498557678
  • Category: History
  • Page: 182
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This book explores the unique health-based approach that has been employed in Cuba to dramatically change attitudes and policies regarding sexual diversity since 1959.

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."