A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution Under Raúl Castro (Hardcover)

A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution Under Raúl Castro By Philip Brenner (Editor), Marguerite Rose Jiménez (Editor), John M. Kirk (Editor) Cover Image
By Philip Brenner (Editor), Marguerite Rose Jiménez (Editor), John M. Kirk (Editor)
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Cuba has undergone dramatic changes since the collapse of European communism. The loss of economic aid and preferential trade with the Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries forced the Cuban government to search out new ways of organizing the domestic economy and new commercial relations in an international system dominated by market economies. The resulting economic reforms have reverberated through Cuban society and politics, recreating social inequalities unknown since the 1950s and confronting the political system with unprecedented new challenges. The resulting ferment is increasingly evident in Cuban cultural expression, and the responses to adversity and scarcity have reshaped Cuban social relations. This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Ra l Castro took over the country's leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in present-day Cuba. Ideally suited for students and general readers seeking to understand this still-contentious and controversial island, the book includes a substantive introduction setting the historical context, as well as part introductions and a chronology. Supplementary resources for students and professors are available here. Contributions by: Carlos Alzugaray Treto, Denise Blum, Philip Brenner, Michael J. Bustamante, Mariela Castro, Soraya M. Castro Mari o, Mar a Auxiliadora C sar, Armando Chaguaceda, Margaret E. Crahan, Simon C. Darnell, Antonio Aja D az, Jorge I. Dom nguez, Mar a Isabel Dom nguez, Tracey Eaton, H. Michael Erisman, Richard E. Feinberg, Reina Fleitas Ruiz, Edmundo Garc a, Graciela Gonz lez Olmedo, Conner Gorry, Katrin Hansing, Adrian H. Hearn, Ted A. Henken, Rafael Hern ndez, Monica Hirst, Robert Huish, Marguerite Rose Jim nez, Antoni Kapcia, C. William Keck, Emily J. Kirk, John M. Kirk, Hal Klepak, Sinan Koont, Par Kumaraswami, Saul Landau, William M. LeoGrande, Sandra Levinson, Esteban Morales, Nancy Morej n, Blanca M nster Infante, Armando Nova Gonz lez, Manuel Orozco, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Omar Everleny P rez Villanueva, Philip Peters, Camila Pi eiro Harnecker, Clotilde Proveyer Cervantes, Archibald Ritter, Ana M. Ruiz Aguirre, Daniel Salas Gonz lez, Jorge Mario S nchez Egozcue, Ann Marie Stock, Julia E. Sweig, Carlos Varela, Sjamme van de Voort, and Mar a del Carmen Zabala Arg elles.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442230989
ISBN-10: 1442230983
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: July 8th, 2014
Pages: 488
Language: English