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The Resource Cuba : a global studies handbook, Ted A. Henken

Cuba : a global studies handbook, Ted A. Henken

Label
Cuba : a global studies handbook
Title
Cuba
Title remainder
a global studies handbook
Statement of responsibility
Ted A. Henken
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the Publisher: Cuba: A Global Studies Handbook offers a revealing look at a nation that, in its ongoing pursuit of freedom, has been a colonial pawn, a neocolonial paradise for corrupt politicians and dictators, an alluring vacation destination, a defiant Communist holdout and embarrassing thorn in the side of the powerful United States. Drawing heavily on his own research and experiences on the island, the author follows Cuba's political, economic, and sociocultural development from the pre-Columbian period to the present-with an emphasis on the revolutionary period. The book's reference section includes alphabetically organized entries on important people, places, and historical events, as well as shorter sections on Cuban Spanish, national traditions and holidays, cuisines, and important organizations. Also featured is a chart tracing the development of Cuban popular music and a listener's guide to some of the best available recordings.^
  • Despite its small size, Cuba has often had a large presence on the global stage. Its far-from-homogeneous society, sophisticated music and culture, and volatile relations with the United States-as well as the uncertainty surrounding the inevitable post-Castro era-make it the focal point for the world's attention and a source of fascination for all kinds of readers. Reflects the expertise of an author who is both well-versed in the realities of contemporary Cuba and well-experienced as an educator and writer. Presents the many diverse characteristics of Cuba as a complex but integrated whole. Offers sympathetic but critical-minded portrayals of committed revolutionaries and ardent counterrevolutionaries, without choosing sides between those who left Cuba and those who remained.^
  • A useful reference section provides a descriptive alphabetical listing of specific information on important people, places, and historical events, as well as sections on Cuban Spanish, etiquette, national habits and traditions, cuisine, holidays, and important organizations. Includes a detailed chronology of Cuban history from pre-Columbian times to the present, with emphasis on the revolutionary triumph of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Castro's enduring Communist regime, and the economic crisis of the "special period" that began in Cuba in 1990
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Series statement
ABC-CLIO's global studies : Latin America & the Caribbean
Label
Cuba : a global studies handbook, Ted A. Henken
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-554) and index
Contents
  • Series editor's foreword -- Preface -- Maps -- Part 1: Narrative Section -- 1: Geography and history -- Geography -- Geographical location: "Cuba is the key" -- Geographical features: topography, climate, flora and fauna, and conservation -- History -- Pre-Columbian history and the Spanish conquest -- Depopulation and abandonment, 1540-1760 -- La Prosperidad Britanica: the British occupation of Havana, 1762-1763 -- Sugar and slavery: Cuban economy and society, 1763-1886 -- End of Cuban slavery, 1880-1886 -- Independence and its aftermath, 1868-1901 -- Dubious independence, 1902-1928 -- Fall of Machado and the rise of Batista, 1928-1940 -- End of the Grau government and the rise of Fulgencio Batista, 1934-1940 -- Years of hope and betrayal, 1940-1952 -- Cuban insurgency, 1953-1958: the rise of Fidel Castro -- Revolution begins now, 1959-1962 -- Conclusion: Ignorance and arrogance of US policy -- 2: Economics and development -- Introduction --^
  • Cuba's economic history and the socioeconomic problems of the 1950s -- Economic experimentation and collectivization, 1959-1970 -- Che Guevara, the "new man," and the great debate -- Radical experiment and the "revolutionary offensive," 1966-1970 -- From radicalism to socialism, 1971-1985 -- Rectification process: from Perestroika to La Espera Estoica, 1986-1989 -- From socialism to survival during the "special period," 1990-1996 -- Fall of Cuba's sugar kingdom -- External economic reform and tourism -- Domestic economic reform, the "second economy," and self-employment -- Economic retrenchment and recentralization, 1996-2006 -- Inequality and social contradictions in today's Cuba -- Conclusion -- 3: Institutions -- Introduction -- Consolidation, radicalization, and charismatic leadership, 1959-1970 -- Early revolutionary decrees -- Consolidation and radicalization of the revolution -- Mass organizations -- Castro as a charismatic hero --^
  • Bureaucratic authority, institutionalization, and people's power, 1970-1989 -- Cuban communist party (PCC) -- National assembly (ANPP) -- Cuban elections and the organs of people's power -- Economic crisis, reform, and emergent civil society, 1990-2006 -- Fourth party congress of 1991 and the constitutional revisions on 1992 -- Human rights, political prisoners, and opposition groups -- Emergence of civil society -- Defense, security, education, and health -- Revolutionary army forces (FAR) -- Ministry of the interior (MININT) -- Education and health care -- Conclusion -- 4: Culture and society -- Faith and family -- National identity and frustrated nationalism, Cubania and Intransigencia -- Race and sexuality, between progress and paternalism -- Cuban-Americans, from exiles to immigrants -- Cuban music -- Son -- Rumba -- Danzon, cancion, and the punto guajiro -- Authenticity and crossover: the "rhumba," conga, mambo, and cha-cha-cha -- Son afro -- Rhumba -- Conga -- Mambo --^
  • From the mambo to Afro-Cuban jazz (Latin jazz) -- Cha-cha-cha -- Cuban music in revolution and exile: from salsa to songo, and trova to timba -- Salsa -- Nueva trova -- Irakere and Cuban jazz -- Songo, timba, and Cuban hip-hop -- Revolutionary Cuban cinema -- Cuban literature-the avant-garde vs the vanguard -- Colonial literature -- Literature of the republic -- Literature under the revolution -- Conclusion -- Part 2: Reference Section -- Key events in Cuban history -- Significant people, places, and events -- Cuban language, food etiquette, and holidays -- Language, names, and greetings -- Alphabet, pronunciation, and basic rules of stress and accent -- Characteristics of Cuban Spanish -- Socio-lismo and el choteo -- Names -- Greetings (words and gestures) -- Cuban cuisine and beverages -- Etiquette -- Holidays -- Directory of Cuba-related organizations, on-line publications, and websites -- Educational/academic -- Educational and academic institutions in Cuba --^
  • Government, NGOs, and think tanks -- Cuban government organization and sites -- US government organizations and sites -- Independent research and public policy institutions -- Business and economic -- Art and culture -- Democracy and human rights -- Diaspora and exile organizations -- Travel and tourism -- Religious -- News sources -- Miscellaneous -- Annotated bibliography -- Books -- General and miscellaneous -- Geography, history, and biography -- Cuba's economy -- Cuban institutions -- Cuban identity, culture, and society -- Cuban language, food, etiquette, and holidays -- Videos, documentaries, and feature films -- Discography of Cuban music -- Index -- About the author
Control code
126228180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 578 p.
Isbn
9781851099856
Lccn
2007018990
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)126228180
  • (OCoLC)ocn126228180
Label
Cuba : a global studies handbook, Ted A. Henken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-554) and index
Contents
  • Series editor's foreword -- Preface -- Maps -- Part 1: Narrative Section -- 1: Geography and history -- Geography -- Geographical location: "Cuba is the key" -- Geographical features: topography, climate, flora and fauna, and conservation -- History -- Pre-Columbian history and the Spanish conquest -- Depopulation and abandonment, 1540-1760 -- La Prosperidad Britanica: the British occupation of Havana, 1762-1763 -- Sugar and slavery: Cuban economy and society, 1763-1886 -- End of Cuban slavery, 1880-1886 -- Independence and its aftermath, 1868-1901 -- Dubious independence, 1902-1928 -- Fall of Machado and the rise of Batista, 1928-1940 -- End of the Grau government and the rise of Fulgencio Batista, 1934-1940 -- Years of hope and betrayal, 1940-1952 -- Cuban insurgency, 1953-1958: the rise of Fidel Castro -- Revolution begins now, 1959-1962 -- Conclusion: Ignorance and arrogance of US policy -- 2: Economics and development -- Introduction --^
  • Cuba's economic history and the socioeconomic problems of the 1950s -- Economic experimentation and collectivization, 1959-1970 -- Che Guevara, the "new man," and the great debate -- Radical experiment and the "revolutionary offensive," 1966-1970 -- From radicalism to socialism, 1971-1985 -- Rectification process: from Perestroika to La Espera Estoica, 1986-1989 -- From socialism to survival during the "special period," 1990-1996 -- Fall of Cuba's sugar kingdom -- External economic reform and tourism -- Domestic economic reform, the "second economy," and self-employment -- Economic retrenchment and recentralization, 1996-2006 -- Inequality and social contradictions in today's Cuba -- Conclusion -- 3: Institutions -- Introduction -- Consolidation, radicalization, and charismatic leadership, 1959-1970 -- Early revolutionary decrees -- Consolidation and radicalization of the revolution -- Mass organizations -- Castro as a charismatic hero --^
  • Bureaucratic authority, institutionalization, and people's power, 1970-1989 -- Cuban communist party (PCC) -- National assembly (ANPP) -- Cuban elections and the organs of people's power -- Economic crisis, reform, and emergent civil society, 1990-2006 -- Fourth party congress of 1991 and the constitutional revisions on 1992 -- Human rights, political prisoners, and opposition groups -- Emergence of civil society -- Defense, security, education, and health -- Revolutionary army forces (FAR) -- Ministry of the interior (MININT) -- Education and health care -- Conclusion -- 4: Culture and society -- Faith and family -- National identity and frustrated nationalism, Cubania and Intransigencia -- Race and sexuality, between progress and paternalism -- Cuban-Americans, from exiles to immigrants -- Cuban music -- Son -- Rumba -- Danzon, cancion, and the punto guajiro -- Authenticity and crossover: the "rhumba," conga, mambo, and cha-cha-cha -- Son afro -- Rhumba -- Conga -- Mambo --^
  • From the mambo to Afro-Cuban jazz (Latin jazz) -- Cha-cha-cha -- Cuban music in revolution and exile: from salsa to songo, and trova to timba -- Salsa -- Nueva trova -- Irakere and Cuban jazz -- Songo, timba, and Cuban hip-hop -- Revolutionary Cuban cinema -- Cuban literature-the avant-garde vs the vanguard -- Colonial literature -- Literature of the republic -- Literature under the revolution -- Conclusion -- Part 2: Reference Section -- Key events in Cuban history -- Significant people, places, and events -- Cuban language, food etiquette, and holidays -- Language, names, and greetings -- Alphabet, pronunciation, and basic rules of stress and accent -- Characteristics of Cuban Spanish -- Socio-lismo and el choteo -- Names -- Greetings (words and gestures) -- Cuban cuisine and beverages -- Etiquette -- Holidays -- Directory of Cuba-related organizations, on-line publications, and websites -- Educational/academic -- Educational and academic institutions in Cuba --^
  • Government, NGOs, and think tanks -- Cuban government organization and sites -- US government organizations and sites -- Independent research and public policy institutions -- Business and economic -- Art and culture -- Democracy and human rights -- Diaspora and exile organizations -- Travel and tourism -- Religious -- News sources -- Miscellaneous -- Annotated bibliography -- Books -- General and miscellaneous -- Geography, history, and biography -- Cuba's economy -- Cuban institutions -- Cuban identity, culture, and society -- Cuban language, food, etiquette, and holidays -- Videos, documentaries, and feature films -- Discography of Cuban music -- Index -- About the author
Control code
126228180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 578 p.
Isbn
9781851099856
Lccn
2007018990
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)126228180
  • (OCoLC)ocn126228180

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