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Author Hosek, Jennifer Ruth.

Title Sun, sex, and socialism : Cuba in the German imaginary / Jennifer Ruth Hosek
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 266 pages) : illustrations
Series German and European studies
German and European studies.
Contents Contesting the New Berlin Republic through Germany's Cubas -- Extending solidarian Heimat : Cuba and the 1960s Democratic Republic -- Translating revolution : Cuba and the 1960s Federal Republic -- Siting trials : Cuba as cipher for German governance around the 1970s -- Touring revolution and resistance : Tamara Bunke and Che Guevara -- Epilogue -- Afterword / Victor Fowler
Summary "Although North Americans may not recognize it, Cuba has long shaped the German imaginary. Sun, Sex, and Socialism picks up this story from the early 1960s, detailing how the upstart island in the backyard of the United States inspired citizens on both sides of the Berlin Wall. By the 1970s, international rapprochements along with repression at state level were stirring citizen discontent and grassroots solidarity in all three nations. The official end of the Cold War in 1991 generated waves of politicised nostalgia and prescriptions for the newly configured Cuba and Germany, as exemplified in films like Buena Vista Social Club. Meanwhile, from the New Left movement to today, revolutionary compatriots Che Guevara and Tamara Bunke continued to be icons of youth resistance, even while being commodified globally. Sun, Sex, and Socialism illustrates how Germans identified with transnational communities beyond the East-West binary. Through analysis of cultural production that often countered governmental intentions for official diplomacy, Jennifer Ruth Hosek offers a broad-reaching history of the influence of the global South on the global North."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-248) and index
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Subject National characteristics, German.
Cuba -- Relations -- Germany.
Germany -- Civilization -- Cuban influences
Germany -- Relations -- Cuba.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442661143 (electronic bk.)
1442686928 (electronic bk.)
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