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Title Cuba in the Special Period : culture and ideology in the 1990s / edited by Ariana Hernandez-Reguant
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 226 pages) : illustrations
Series New concepts in Latino American cultures
New concepts in Latino American cultures.
Contents Writing the Special Period : an introduction / Ariana Hernandez-Reguant -- Truths and fictions : the economics of writing, 1994-1999 / Esther Whitfield -- Filmmaking with foreigners / Cristina Venegas -- Spiritual capital : foreign patronage and the trafficking of santería / Kevin M. Delgado -- Multicubanidad / Ariana Hernandez-Reguant -- Preemptive nostalgia and la batalla for Cuban identity : Option Zero Theater / Laurie Frederik -- Wandering in Russian / Jacqueline Loss -- The "letter of the year" and the prophetics of revolution / Kenneth Routon -- El rap cubano : can't stop, won't stop the movement! / Roberto Zurbano ; translated by Kate Levitt -- Audiovisual remittances and transnational subjectivities / Lisa Maya Knauer -- Ending the century with Memories-- : paper money, videos and an x-acto knife for Cuban art / Antonio Eligio Fernández ; "Tonel" translated by Kate Levitt
Summary This collection is a multidisciplinary evaluation of the impact of market reforms in Cuba's cultural policies and practices after the fall of the Soviet bloc. Anthropologists, musicologists, and literary, film, media and art scholars examine revolutionary discourses, representations of people and places, ideologies and practices of cultural production, dissemination and consumption, and the circulation of various cultural forms in transnational networks of publicity and exchange. These insightful contributions shed light on the changes that Cuba's opening to global markets of mass culture brought to the cultural field during the so-called Special Period in Times of Peace
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-219) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Politics and culture -- Cuba.
Cuba -- Civilization -- 1959-
Cuba -- History -- 1990-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hernandez-Reguant, Ariana.
LC no. 2008021629
ISBN 0230606547 (cloth)
0230618324 (electronic bk.)
9780230606548 (cloth)
9780230618329 (electronic bk.)