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Curve Baus, Casinos, and Cuban-Amencan Culture

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains that though Cubans needed North American-made goods, they did not yearn for the U.S. influence that came with them. According to British Foreign Office diplomats, Cuba “lies ... More


Performing Diasporas, or Cubanidad Meets Jim Crow: Miami in a Period of Demographic Transition before the Cuban Revolution

Darién J. Davis

in La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060118
eISBN:
9780813050485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060118.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the transculturation, or transfer, of Cuban cultural and musical practices across national boundaries from Cuba to the United States during the racially charged era of Jim ... More


Cubans in Miami’s Pan-American Paradise

Christina D. Abreu

in Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620848
eISBN:
9781469620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620848.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter turns to Miami and discusses the role of Cubans and Cuban popular culture in the city. It examines the social clubs Círculo Cubano and Juventud Cubana, and the nightclubs Tropicana and ... More


Introduction

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines the intersection of Afro-Cuban and Latino/a culture and religiosity through the study of a particular group, the Cuban-American community. It proposes a theological analysis of the ... More


Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora

Jorge Duany (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400905
eISBN:
9781683401193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400905.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book delves into several defining moments of Cuba’s artistic evolution from a multidisciplinary perspective, including art history, architecture, photography, history, literary criticism, and ... More


Introduction: Comparsas, Congas, and Chambelonas: Carnival and National Identity in Cuba

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Focusing on the representations of carnival and its comparsas (carnival bands and music), this book offers new readings of poems by seminal Cuban poets, examining how their poetic work illustrating ... More


Between Civilization and Barbarism: Víctor Patricio de Landaluze’s Paintings during the Ten Years’ War in Cuba (1868–1878)

E. Carmen Ramos

in Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400905
eISBN:
9781683401193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400905.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Art historian and curator E. Carmen Ramos focuses on the pioneering but problematic work of the nineteenth-century Spanish painter and caricaturist, Víctor Patricio de Landaluze, who spent much of ... More


Understanding literary culture in the Revolution

Kumaraswami Par

in Literary culture in Cuba: Revolution, nation-building and the book

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083754
eISBN:
9781781704714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083754.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter outlines the theoretical framework in which this study is located, emphasising the process's ideological continuum, and the existence, nature and function of different spaces within a ... More


Literary culture in Cuba: Revolution, nation-building and the book

Par Kumaraswami and Antoni Kapcia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083754
eISBN:
9781781704714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book looks at a much-misunderstood aspect of the Cuban Revolution: the place of literature and the creation of a literary culture. Based on over 100 interviews with a wide range of actors ... More


Cosmopolitan Postnationalists: The Case of Virgilio Piñera and Wifredo Lam

Francisco Fernández de Alba

in Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054940
eISBN:
9780813053356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054940.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Fernández de Alba’s chapter presents a synthesis of cosmopolitanism and nationalism by examining the works of Virgilio Piñera and Wifredo Lam, two cosmopolitans sui generis, who participated in the ... More


A Cultural History of Cuba during the U.S. Occupation, 1898–1902

Marial Iglesias Utset

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833988
eISBN:
9781469603131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877845_iglesias_utset
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In this cultural history of Cuba during the United States' brief but influential occupation from 1898 to 1902—a key transitional period following the Spanish–American War—this book sheds light on the ... More


1990s–2000s: The years of crisis and reassessment1

Kumaraswami Par

in Literary culture in Cuba: Revolution, nation-building and the book

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083754
eISBN:
9781781704714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083754.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the mixed effects of the crisis: rapid and painful adjustment but also unexpected opportunities and development, and eventually, after 2000, a surprising and productive return ... More


Revolutionary Cuba: December 1958 and Beyond

Lillian Guerra

in Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300175530
eISBN:
9780300235333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175530.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This concluding chapter emphasizes how deeply the values of democracy are ingrained in Cuban political culture: the right to protest, the right to enjoy an uncensored press, the demands for racial ... More


Cubalogues: Beat Writers in Revolutionary Havana

Todd F. Tietchen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035208
eISBN:
9780813039633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035208.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Immediately after the Cuban Revolution, Havana fostered an important transnational intellectual and cultural scene. Later, Fidel Castro would strictly impose his vision of Cuban culture on the ... More


Biographical and Literary Note

Noel M. Smith

in Tampa: Impressions of an Emigrant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066639
eISBN:
9780813058788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066639.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives context about Cuban culture and history during Wenceslao Gálvez y Delmonte’s lifetime, including information about his birthplace, Matanzas, slavery, the Cuban sugar industry, arts ... More


Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Miguel A. Bretos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book is a history of Matanzas, a Cuban city that has played a key role in the island's economic, social, and cultural development. Located on Cuba's northern shore, halfway between Havana and ... More


“Vigía es Elegguá”: Crossing and Dwelling in Barquitos del San Juan (2007)

Kristin Schwain (ed.)

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In a 2007 issue of Ediciones Vigía’s magazine for young people, Barquitos del San Juan, Rolando Estévez Jordán pays homage to Elegua, one of the most important orishas in the transcultural religious ... More


Introduction

Kumaraswami Par

in Literary culture in Cuba: Revolution, nation-building and the book

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083754
eISBN:
9781781704714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083754.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides context for the post-1959 Cuban literature, looking at literary culture, the whole set of processes, institutions, policies, spaces and the ‘circuit of culture’ affecting ... More


Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Rafael Ocasio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuban Costumbrista writers reported the strong presence of African traditions developed by slaves and by freed Blacks as agents of a vigorous popular culture that was highly visible throughout the ... More


Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Ruth Behar, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, and Kristin Schwain (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Handmade in Cuba is an in-depth examination of Ediciones Vigía, an artisanal press that published exquisite books crafted from everyday supplies during some of Cuba’s most dire economic periods. ... More


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