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Special Identities in Cuba’s Special Period: Race, Region, and Revitalization

Andrea J. Queeley

John M. Kirk (ed.)

in Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Though the field research upon which this book is based was conducted after the Special Period, the author marshals ethnographic description in chapter 3 to illustrate the ways in which the economic ... More


Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Andrea J. Queeley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During Cuba’s Special Period, the children and grandchildren of early twentieth-century British West Indian immigrants spearheaded the revitalization of Anglo-Caribbean Cuban institutions and ... More


Socialism or Death!: The Long Special Period, 1991–2000

Luis Martínez-Fernández

in Revolutionary Cuba: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049953
eISBN:
9780813050416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049953.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The abrupt termination of Soviet trade subsidies and other forms of aid beginning in 1989, the tightening of the U.S. trade embargo during the 1990s, and Cuba's temporary virtual withdrawal from ... More


Introduction: Nested Diasporas, Multiple Mobilities, and the Politics of Black Belonging

Andrea J. Queeley

John M. Kirk (ed.)

in Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In her introduction, Queeley engages scholarship on diaspora in order to frame this ethnographic inquiry into the revitalization of connections to the Anglo-Caribbean by Cubans of Anglo-Caribbean ... More


Cuban Agriculture: Historical Background and Key Concepts

Sinan Koont

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

After a brief discussion of the pre-Revolutionary historical context, and introducing the concepts of food security and food sovereignty, this chapter turns to the 30 years following the 1959 ... More


Historical Overview: Tracing Discontent

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

in Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In establishing the historical foundation for this book's argument, this chapter presents an overview of citizen-consumer discontent as it has developed in Cuba, focusing particularly on events since ... More


Postcards from Abroad: The Cuban Special Period through Spanish Eyes

Ana Serra

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Since the Special Period between 1990 and 2005, Cuba has attracted international attention as the last bastion of socialism in the Western world. Spain is arguably among those countries that have ... More


Surviving the Special Period: Learning Lessons from the Past, 1989–2003

Anna Clayfield

in The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400899
eISBN:
9781683401308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400899.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on the so-called Special Period in Cuba, a time of heightened instability and a profound economic crisis that, in 1991, resulted in the collapse of the country’s principal ... More


Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

Al Campbell (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044231
eISBN:
9780813046464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044231.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Most published material in English on the Cuban economy is written by non-Cubans. The goal of this book is to present, in English, a spectrum of views on various aspects of the Cuban economy from ... More


The Evolution of Cuba’s Macroeconomy: From the Triumph of the Revolution through the Special Period

Oscar U-EchevarrÍa Vallejo

in Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044231
eISBN:
9780813046464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044231.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

Oscar Echevarría’s treatment of the macroeconomy is complementary to the preceding treatment by José Luis Rodríguez. Echevarría provides chronological discussion of the major macroeconomic changes of ... More


Words and Means

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

in Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Part II of this book, “Means”, is about means of speaking, means of obtaining consumer products, and means of earning in late-socialist Cuba. This chapter introduces the “Special Period lexicon” and ... More


Rediscovering Lo Local: The Potential and the Limits of Local Development in Havana

MIREN URIARTE

in The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031927
eISBN:
9780813038513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031927.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the limits and potential of local development in Havana, Cuba. It discusses the launch of so-called neighborhood movements which sought to address local problems resulting from ... More


Introduction: Cuba in a Global Context

Catherine Krull

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Since 1959, Cuba has occupied a unique position in global affairs, with a persistent prominence that might seem unlikely for a small developing island country in the Caribbean. However, Cuba has long ... More


From There to Here: The Politics of Mulata Self-Fashioning

Alison Fraunhar

in Mulata Nation: Visualizing Race and Gender in Cuba

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496814432
eISBN:
9781496814470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814432.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

With the onset of the period of intense economic deprivation that followed in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union, Cubans turned to improvised as well as officially endorsed modes of expression ... More


On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition

Ann Marie Stock

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832691
eISBN:
9781469605852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894194_stock
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba. With the collapse of its Cold War relationship with the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty ... More


Between Wonder and Resonance: Ediciones Vigía and the Archives of the Special Period in Cuba

Elzbieta Sklodowska

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/9781683401520.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Ediciones Vigía’s use of found materials, spirit of improvisation, and aesthetic of bricolage echo the ethos of the Special Period, a time of extreme austerity measures prompted by the loss of Soviet ... More


Santeria Commerce and the Unofficial Networks of Interpersonal Internationalism

Kevin M. Delgado

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

From Santeria tourism to religious jineterismo to government-authorized ritual divinations, material need is the primary catalyst behind accelerated change in Cuban Santeria. While most case studies ... More


The Promise of Globalization: Sustainable Tourism Development and Environmental Policy in Cuba

Ricardo Pérez

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

With the collapse of the socialist trading bloc at the start of the 1990s, Cuba suffered a major economic and political setback that forced the island government to consider alternative options for ... More


Beyond the Rafters: Recent Trends and Projections in Cuban Migration

Jorge Duany

in Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834978
eISBN:
9781469602790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869376_duany.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter assesses the impact of the lingering economic crisis and the U.S. embargo on contemporary Cuban migration to the United States. During the Special Period the Cuban exodus increased ... More


The Evolution of International Tourism in Cuba

Miguel Alejandro Figueras

in Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044231
eISBN:
9780813046464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044231.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History

Tourism has been Cuba’s most important single industry of the last two decades, the “ersatz sugar industry.” It is hard to imagine how a complete economic collapse-and, with that, an end to Cuba’s ... More


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