Cuban Studies

Cuban Studies is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 39, 2008

Cultural Erotics in Cuban America/Cuba Transnational
Ricardo L. Ortiz, Cultural Erotics in Cuban America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007. 328 pp.Damián J. Fernández, ed., Cuba Transnational. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005. 216 pp.Ortiz's principal scholarly activity involves...
El Hijo De Guillermo Tell: Carlos Varela Confronts the Special Period
Ever since Fidel Castro uttered the phrase "La historia me absolverá," in his defense for the July 26, 1953, Moneada attack, the Cuban Revolution has consistently defined itself with slogans that underscore its futurity.1 That is, just as Castro ensured...
Expediciones, Exploraciones Y Viajeros En El Caribe
Lohania J. Aruca Alonso y José María Camero Alvarez, Expediciones, exploraciones y viajeros en el Caribe. La Habana: Ediciones Unión, 2006. 374 pp.El Caribe fue el espacio primero donde se definió el destino de América a partir de la llegada de los españoles....
Guarding Cultural Memory: Afro-Cuban Women in Literature and the Arts/Cuba on the Edge: Short Stories from the Island
Flora González Mandri. Guarding Cultural Memory: Afro-Cuban Women in Literature and the Arts. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2006. xii, 232pp.Mary G. Berg, Pamela Carmel!, and Anne Fountain, eds., Cuba on the Edge: Short Stories from...
Hard Work with the Mare Magnum of the Past: Nineteenth-Century Cuban History and the Miscelanea De Expedientes Collection
It was always the intention of the present writer, whenever it became possible, to make an effort to end the abnormal state of those precious papers unknown to all . . . [F]or that reason, as soon as I was honored . . . with the directorship of the archive,...
La Agricultura En Cuba: Evolución Y Trayectoria (1959-2005)
Armando Nova González, La agricultura en Cuba: Evolución y trayectoria (1959-2005). La Habana: Editorial Ciencias Sociales, 2006. 316 pp.Armando Nova is the most prolific Cuban agricultural economist, author of twenty publications since 1988. This book...
Las Empresas De Cuba 1958
Guillermo Jiménez, Las empresas de Cuba 1958. La Habana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 2004. 732 pp.Pienso que uno de los méritos de esta obra radica en que el autor no se propuso deslumhrar a nadie. Su designio fue en todo momento ser útil, entregarles...
Las Metáforas del Cambio En la Vida Cotidiana: Cuba 1898-1902
Mariai Iglesias Utset, Las metáforas del cambio en la vida cotidiana: Cuba 1898-1902. La Habana: Editorial Unión, 2003. 285 pp.Un valioso acercamiento a uno de los períodos menos estudiados y más estereotipados de la historia de Cuba es el libro que...
Martí, Eros Y Mujer (Revisitando El Canon)
Mayra Beatriz Martínez, Martí, eros y mujer (revisitando el canon). La Habana: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2005. 143pp.El campo de los estudios en torno a la vida y la obra de José Martí es, sin duda, uno de los más significativo de la cultura cubana,...
Norteamericanos En Cuba: Estudio Etnohistórico
José Vega Suñol, Norteamericanos en Cuba: Estudio etnohistórico. La Habana: Fundación Fernando Ortiz, 2004. 309pp.Esta obra da continuidad a otras del propio autor como Presencia norteamericana en el área nororiental de Cuba: etnicidad y cultura (1991)...
Pardos Y Morenos Esclavos Y Libres En Cuba Y Sus Instituciones En El Caribe Hispano
Rafael L. López- Valdés, Pardos y morenos esclavos y libres en Cuba y sus instituciones en el Caribe hispano. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe, 2007. 374 pp.El destacado antropólogo cubano, Rafael L. López-...
Preface
Volume 39 goes to press in a time of transition: presidential succession both in the United States and in Cuba, and perhaps the prospects of other changes to follow, some of which may directly affect the work to which mis journal is dedicated. The approach...
Reflections on the Future of Cuba
For nearly a half century little has changed in the basic outlines of the Cuban situation. A government that includes Fidel Castro stubbornly defends a socialist order that has been defiantly erected in the backyard of the United States despite the equally...
Soviet-Cuban Relations, 1985 to 1991: Changing Perceptions in Moscow and Havana/The Cuban Embargo: The Domestic Politics of an American Embargo/Redefining Cuban Foreign Policy: The Impact of the "Special Period"
Mervyn J. Bain, Soviet-Cuban Relations, 1985 to 1991: Changing Perceptions in Moscow and Havana. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2007. 164pp.Patrick J. Haney and Walt Wanderbush, The Cuban Embargo: The Domestic Politics of an American Embargo. Pittsburgh,...
The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations in Cuba, 1959-1965
Don Bohning, The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations in Cuba, 1959-1965. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2006. 320pp.In this book, The Castro Obsession, the former Latin American editor of the Miami Herald, Don Bohning, provides a good, concise overview...
Tradition Meets Technology: Cuban Film Animation Enters the Global Marketplace
I don't work for a market. I don't work to sell a product. The purpose of the work I do is to give pleasure to Cuban children.Armando AlbaWhat can we say to the children of today? They bump up against a challenging reality. . . . Their parents struggle...
Under the Volcanoes: The Influence of Guatemala on Jose Marti
José Julián Martí y Pérez (1853-1895) spent most of his short but eventful life in exile. From the age of seventeen, the man now revered as a national icon actually spent very little time in his native Cuba. Driven from its shores in 1870, first to Spain...
Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond
Mercedes Cros Sandoval, Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007. 417 pp.The study of the role and contributions of particular African civilizations toward the creation of regional...
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