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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Words     Open Access  
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 133)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access  
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)

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Journal Cover Cuban Studies
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   ISSN (Print) 0361-4441 - ISSN (Online) 1548-2464
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  • Nota del editor
    • Abstract: Creo que lo más importante a destacar en nuestro trabajo editorial durante el último año es que hemos logrado estabilizar el cronograma de producción de Cuban Studies, que vuelve a ser lo que siempre fue en sus mejores tiempos: un anuario con fechas predecibles y confiables de publicación. El número de trabajos remitidos a la revista se ha incrementado considerablemente. Junto a ello, inevitablemente, ha decrecido la tasa de aceptación de trabajos para su publicación. El ser más selectivos nos permite trabajar de manera cuidadosa con nuestros autores para revisar sus textos y ofrecer artículos de la mayor calidad posible.Cuba ha estado en las noticias con frecuencia, entre otras cosas porque se ha cumplido un año ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Constitución y constitucionalismo en Cuba: Introducción al
           dossier y reflexiones
    • Abstract: Los artículos en este dossier, organizado por iniciativa de Julio César Guanche, representan un loable intento de ponderar diversos aspectos de la Constitución vigente en Cuba. Este equipo académico ha laborado sobre cuatro temas. Uno es la ubicación de cualquier constitución en la conversación implícita entre el presente y el futuro, lo cual requiere meditar sobre el mecanismo formal de enmienda constitucional. Otro es el propio texto constitucional. ¿Cuál es la relación entre las partes fundamentales de cualquier constitución, y en particular de la cubana, para comprender su funcionamiento apropiado' Y, ¿cuál es la relación entre ese texto constitucional y el país que gobierna' El tercer tema examina la ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The "Engine Room" of the Constitution (with Some Particular Attention to
           the Cuban Case)
    • Abstract: In the past century, most constitutions experienced an explosive expansion in their declarations of rights. The rights section of our constitutions has changed and grown dramatically, but this fundamental innovation has not been accompanied by equivalent, consequent changes in constitutions' organization of powers. The intuition that guides my argument is based on the assumption that the different parts, articles, and/or sections of a constitution are interrelated and that, consequently, what one does or not concerning one portion of the constitution has an impact on the rest of it—that is, changes introduced in the rights section of a constitution have an impact on the organization of powers, and vice versa. The ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ¿Es posible ampliar los derechos civiles y políticos en Cuba sin revocar
           el socialismo'
    • Abstract: En los últimos años la teoría constitucional latinoamericana ha renovado su interés por los procesos constituyentes y de reformas parciales o totales de las cartas magnas de la región. Estudios como los de Roberto Gargarella, profesor de la Universidad Torcuato di Tella, en Buenos Aires, o Gabriel Negretto, investigador del Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), en la ciudad de México, son reveladores de la interlocución que la historia y la teoría políticas establecen con el nuevo ciclo de reformismo constitucional que se vive en América Latina desde mediados de la década pasada y, en algunos casos, desde los años 90.1Cuba ha permanecido al margen de ese ciclo de reformismo constitucional.2 Si la ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Una Constitución para Cuba: La necesidad de una nueva constitución: El
           enfoque técnico y el enfoque político
    • Abstract: La Constitución cubana está vigente desde febrero de 1976, con ella nació institucionalmente el Poder Popular y la proclamación de que vivíamos jurídicamente en un Estado socialista.En el 2015 muchos nos preguntamos cómo rescatar la mística socialista que permita la resistencia de un núcleo no capitalista en la política y la economía cubanas, para aspirar desde ese centro a plantear un modelo de socialismo democrático, participativo, de soberanía popular, de resignificación de los valores de la República, con el Estado y más allá de él, desde la sociedad civil, para que se pueda superar el trauma de tantos años de excesivo centralismo, esquematismo político, dogmatismo ideológico, ninguno de ellos valores del ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • El lugar del derecho en el orden político de la reforma económica en
           Cuba: Entre la república y el reino
    • Abstract: Afirmar que el actual proceso de cambios en Cuba evidencia una comprensión del derecho que lo reduce a justificación de la política supone asumir una crítica frente a las posturas que valoran positivamente la reforma argumentando la existencia de una mayor utilización y presencia del derecho. Aun cuando este mayor uso pueda resultar cierto, señalamos problemas de fondo que afectan la legitimidad de este proceso. Problemas heredados del pasado y nunca solucionados, asociados a la construcción de un sistema jurídico socialista y a las limitaciones de la institucionalidad estatal, que conducen a reflexionar sobre las posibilidades de nuestra República, más allá de la forma de gobierno que esta implica.La estructura ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • La Constitución de 1940: Una reinterpretación
    • Abstract: La interpretación de la Constitución cubana de 1940 ha estado dominada por dos claves estándar de lectura: representó el mayor proceso de consenso en Cuba republicana y resultó "burlada" por la carencia de legislación accesoria, que le otorgó escaso alcance normativo. En el presente texto, releo la segunda de estas claves. Para ello, repaso los debates sobre la liquidación de la moratoria hipotecaria y la discriminación racial. Mi hipótesis es que la forma en que quedaron solucionados ambos problemas en 1940—en el primer caso, la moratoria fue diferida a favor de los deudores en más de 20 años y, en el segundo, la Constitución creó el delito de discriminación racial—resolvían asuntos de importancia crucial para el ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fantasy as Identity: Beyond Foundational Narratives in Lourdes Casal
    • Abstract: Para Ana Lourdes Hart, la otra "Ana cubana" con quien reencontré a Lourdes Casal en un café de New Jersey.I still remembered how I listened, wide-eyed and nauseated, to the stories—always whispered, always told as when one is revealing unspeakable secrets—about the horrors committed against my family and other blacks during the racial war of 1912. … The stories terrified me, not only because of their violence, but because my history books said nothing about these incidents.Lourdes Casal, "Race Relations in Contemporary Cuba"Comenzabas muchas conversaciones diciendo, "tengo una fantasía." Y nos contabas desde la ilusa librería que ibas a poner en Broadway y que tendría una imprenta y después una editorial y hasta un ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Jesús Díaz, 1941–2002: The Unintentional Deviationist
    • Abstract: La historia de la cultura cubana en la Revolución no puede escribirse sin el compromiso y la obra múltiple y abarcadora de Jesús Díaz. Lo curioso es que sin ella tampoco es posible escribir la historia del exilio cubano.The Cuban writer and filmmaker Jesús Díaz was a major player on the politico-cultural scene in Havana and Madrid. He was a pure product of the Cuban Revolution: he benefited from it, but he was also victimized by the regime he wanted to serve. He left the island in 1992 and became a prominent dissident, first in Berlin and then in Madrid, at a time when scarcity and despair led many artists and (to a lesser extent) writers to leave the country en masse (Alberto 1997; Pedraza 2007). His work and ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • La política de educación superior en el mapa de las reformas actuales:
           Cambios de política y la Política sin cambios
    • Abstract: Uno de los capítulos del paquete de reformas que impulsa actualmente el gobierno de Cuba corresponde a cambios en su política educativa, específicamente en el ámbito universitario. En su conjunto, las reformas se diseñan en los Lineamientos de la Política Económica y Social del Partido y la Revolución aprobados en 2011, con el objetivo de hacer más eficiente la economía nacional en aras del "perfeccionamiento" del sistema socialista cubano, próspero y sostenible. Se aclara desde el gobierno que estamos frente a una actualización del modelo económico pero sin cambios políticos, restricción que ha generado cuestionamientos desde la investigación y otros sectores. Como consecuencia de la postura estatal ante el cambio ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Writing the Music of the City in the Early 1930s: Two Poems by
           Nicolás Guillén
    • Abstract: In his analysis of the revised edition (1963) of C. L. R. James's classic study of the Haitian Revolution (1791–1803), The Black Jacobins (1938), David Scott argues that James's portrayal of the Haitian slaves' defiant assertion of their quest for autonomy as a modernizing gesture rests on a Hegelian concept of tragedy. In Scott's view, by casting the insurgent slaves as the embodiment of the idea of political modernity, James's reading of historical events illustrates the irreconcilability of a conflict between two intransigent modes of behavior. Because European enslavers had forcibly installed people of African descent into a modern regime of power that reshaped the existential choices available to them, the ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Haunting Pasts: Ghosts of Exile in the Poetry of Nancy Morejón, Nilda
           Cepero, and Andrea O'Reilly Herrera
    • Abstract: Behind every woman writer flutters the ghost of her mother.A phantomlike city stalking you wherever you go, a stranger whose face resembles your own staring from a photograph, spirits of the past pushing and pressing from within your body—ghostly elements and reappearing specters haunt Nancy Morejón's "Ante un espejo," Nilda Cepero's "Burialground" and "Tropical Flavor," and Andrea O'Reilly Herrera's "Inhabited Woman." These poems speak to the Cuban exile experience; although separated from her home, the exile's past is not erased but is conserved and present in memories. Through traces and resonances of the past, Cuban culture stays with her. In their poems, Morejón, Cepero, and O'Reilly Herrera write of women who ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sabor colonial: Crafting Savory Bodies through Cuban Music and Dance
    • Abstract: Fernando Ortiz's analogy of Cuban identity as ajiaco (stew) resonates with the cultural historian Pablo Riaño San Marful's description of the nineteenth century in Cuba as "somewhat of a stock or medium of cultivation of what later, and always forever will be Cuba."1 After nearly four centuries of Spanish colonialism, wars of independence were fought in Cuba starting in 1868, which led to a period of neocolonial republicanism under US intervention in 1898. During this century of cultivation, distinctively Cuban music and dance genres emerged with roots in European and African traditions. The introduction of the printing press early in the century made available detailed historical records that offer a window into ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Old and New Politics in Cuba: Revisiting Young Eddy Chibás,
           1927–1940
    • Abstract: When seventeen-year-old Eduardo Chibás set off on a European tour with his family, he was determined to enjoy himself but he also guarded a secret. During that summer of 1925, he took dancing lessons, ogled the Swiss Alps, beheld Florentine masterpieces, and wooed Parisian beauties. His most gratifying moments occurred before reaching the Old World, however. As a passenger on the steamship Lafayette, Eddy, as he was commonly known, mingled with several of Cuba's political luminaries. These included Miguel Arango y Mantilla, an erstwhile vice presidential candidate, and Miguel Mariano Gómez, the son of Cuba's second president. An ambitious and politically minded physiologist named Ramón Grau San Martín was also on ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • En los límites del discurso esclavista: Retórica abolicionista, afectos
           y sensibilidad en Los esclavos en las colonias españolas de la condesa de
           Merlin
    • Abstract: Con Los esclavos en las colonias españolas (1841), María de las Mercedes de Santa Cruz y Montalvo (1789–1852), condesa de Merlin, interviene en un largo debate sobre la esclavitud en el mundo atlántico y caribeño.1 El folleto es probablemente la única defensa proesclavista escrita por una mujer dentro de la tradición cubana y caribeña en un período en el cual el abolicionismo figuraba como el discurso y la ideología dominante en gran parte del mundo atlántico. Su lectura es fundamental para entender cómo, a pesar de los diferentes fines que alentaron las corrientes antiesclavistas y proesclavistas, las fronteras entre ambas tradiciones fueron más permeables y porosas de lo que en un principio pudieran parecer. Las ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • New Directions in the History of Cuban Medicine and Public Health:
           Introduction to the Dossier
    • Abstract: When John Gutiérrez approached me to be the discussant for the panel "Race, Health, and Disease in Republican Cuba" at the Cuban Research Institute's Tenth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, I was thrilled. We had met and talked early on in our academic careers as we were both venturing into what seemed unchartered territories of Cuban history: a new history of yellow fever on the island in my case, and a history of tuberculosis during the early republic in his. Almost a decade later, the conversation about the history of early twentieth-century Cuban health care has gained more members: Jennifer Lambe, whose work on the history of mental illness and mental health care appeared in the previous issue of ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "An earnest pledge to fight tuberculosis": Tuberculosis, Nation, and
           Modernity in Cuba, 1899–1908
    • Abstract: In September 1908, Dr. Joaquín Jacobsen, a Cuban physician and the president of La Liga contra la Tuberculosis en Cuba, addressed the Sixth International Congress on Tuberculosis in Washington, DC.1 Jacobsen was one of Cuba's recognized experts on tuberculosis and, as president of La Liga, among the most prominent leaders of the island's incipient antituberculosis movement. Beyond Cuba's borders, Jacobsen was well respected by colleagues in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, conferring with and visiting them to learn about advances in the long, frustrating battle against "consumption." Thus, when Jacobsen was named one of the congress's nine honorary presidents, joining a list that included some of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "The dangers that surround the child": Gender, Science, and Infant
           Mortality in Postindependence Havana
    • Abstract: In early July 1914, Cuban president Mario Menocal and his wife toured the recently inaugurated Colonia de Defensa Sanitaria Infantil, or Colony for Children's Sanitary Defense. As they made their way through a dense crowd of children and parents, photographers and reporters, the president and his wife inspected the dining rooms, grounds, and dormitories where almost four hundred poor children would spend their summer months away from the insalubrious environment of the Cuban capital. Later that day, the president and his wife handed out toys and watched as children performed calisthenic exercises and participated in road races.1 Envisioned as a temporary summer health resort during the scorching summer months of ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The "Black Plague" in a Racial Democracy: Tuberculosis, Race, and
           Citizenship in Republican Cuba, 1925–1945
    • Abstract: Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, from the mines of South Africa to the slums of San Juan, the reservations of Native Americans, and the agricultural fields of Southern California, health practitioners detected a striking trend: tuberculosis attacked nonwhite populations with an intensity and scope unparalleled in white populations in the same locales.1 Cuban physicians reported similar observations. In the early 1930s, nonwhites represented only 27.2 percent of the population, but they accounted for 38.9 percent of all tuberculosis deaths.2 By the mid-1940s, nonwhites constituted 25.6 percent of the population and 34.5 percent of total tuberculosis deaths.3 The disease, one black politician ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Pedro de Oraá, Premio Nacional De Artes Plásticas, 2015
    • Abstract: Sin título / acrílico sobre lienzo / 40 × 170 cm / 2012 / colección ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Autobiography of a Cuban Businessman in the 1940s and 1950s
    • Abstract: Jorge José Domínguez (1921–2012), hereafter JJD, served as executive vice president and de facto chief executive officer of a Cuban family's construction materials company. He began work at the family company in the early 1940s through July 10, 1960. In those years, the company was best known as Calera Santa Teresa, a lime factory. Its largest subsidiary would become Cemento Santa Teresa, the first wholly Cuban-owned cement company in Cuba and one of the country's three cement factories in the late 1950s, which upon expropriation in 1960 came to be known as Mártires de Artemisa. The company's founder was Manuel Domínguez Morejón, JJD's father, who served as board chairman until 1960. In time, JJD's brother-in-law ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "No se sabía dónde estaba la verdad y dónde estaba la mentira":
           Entrevista a Edith García Buchaca, 30 de abril de 2012
    • Abstract: Por su larga militancia en el Partido Comunista de Cuba, conocido también en una época por Partido Socialista Popular (PSP) desde su legalización en 1938 hasta inicios de la Revolución Cubana de 1959, Edith García Buchaca fue una figura clave en el desarrollo de los sectores culturales. Además, tuvo un papel importante en la vinculación de los objetivos del Partido con perspectivas y actividades nacionalistas de intelectuales no comunistas cubanos durante el siglo XX. Casada con Carlos Rafael Rodríguez durante diez años,1 y luego con Joaquín Ordoqui por otra década más,2 García Buchaca borró fronteras entre labores personales y políticas. Tanto ella como sus esposos, estuvieron comprometidos como ideólogos y ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic
           (1840–1920) by Tiffany Sippial (review)
    • Abstract: Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic is a cutting-edge account of a previously unstudied topic in Cuban history. Tiffany Sippial demonstrates that the state regulation of the lives of prostitutes was a negotiated process in which the women themselves exerted considerable agency. Much more than being the first in-depth study of prostitution in Cuba, the book explores the ways national debates over prostitution refracted prevailing anxieties about nationality, modernity, and citizenship in Cuba during a period of intense growth and transformation. This represents a welcome departure from the conventional studies on the topic that conflate a history of prostitution with an account of its state ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution by Ada Ferrer
           (review)
    • Abstract: In this magisterial study two violent revolutions unfold as each other's mirror opposite, so that, by the second decade of the nineteenth century, Haiti became "the epicenter of Black Atlantic freedom" and "Cuba became its antithesis" (338). Freedom's Mirror traces Haiti's impact on Cuba's transformation into a sugar and slave colony, an anachronism just as slavery and imperial rule were collapsing across Spanish America. The fiery historical conjuncture of Cuba's sugar revolution and Saint-Domingue's antislavery and independence struggle made Haiti a near-possible world next door, a black "kingdom of this world" that threatened Cuba's socio-economic order. By the same token, "the progress of revolution and ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City
           and Miami, 1940–1960 by Christina Abreu (review)
    • Abstract: Rhythms of Race provides a detailed historical analysis of Cuban musicians and their audiences in mid-twentieth-century New York City and Miami. This book joins a diverse literature by ethnomusicologists, cultural studies scholars, social scientists, and historians who have examined Cuban music and migrants in the United States, as well as issues of race, ethnicity, and nationality associated with cross-border movements. To offer a fresh look on well-known musicians, Christina Abreu utilizes new primary resources (e.g., recently available oral-history interviews at the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños and Bronx County Historical Society) and includes audiences in her analysis of performers. The work also sheds ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • José Martí: A Revolutionary Life by Alfred J. López
           (review)
    • Abstract: Anyone who is aware of the old, tired, and often furious enmity between the two opposing political ideologies that have prevailed among Cubans, especially after the Castros came to power in January 1959, knows that it is rather unusual, and at times even risky, to take something resembling an objective position regarding José Martí (or regarding anything interpreted as political, for that matter). The reason this political fury concentrates on the figure of Martí is rather simple. For more than a century now, Martí has been the icon of embattled Cuban nationalism. Most Cubans want to own Martí, and they often claim that his ideas and life coincide exactly with their own political convictions, regardless of what the ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Maestro voluntario (Memorias de un maestro rural: Volumen I) by Ernesto
           Chávez Álvarez, and: Maestro rural (Memorias de un maestro rural:
           Volumen II) by Ernesto Chávez Álvarez (review)
    • Abstract: Uno de los proyectos emblemáticos de la renovadora política social y cultural de la Revolución Cubana fue la campaña de alfabetización de 1960–1961. En pocos meses, una gigantesca movilización juvenil se dio a la tarea de enseñar las primeras letras a más de un millón de analfabetos cubanos, ubicados, sobre todo, en las zonas rurales serranas del centro y el oriente de la isla. En una población de casi siete millones de habitantes, el índice de analfabetismo de Cuba no era de los más altos de América Latina, pero el gobierno revolucionario decidió hacer de alfabetización una prioridad del nuevo Estado, con el fin de aumentar el nivel de instrucción de la población y de involucrar a la juventud en una tarea de alto ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Maestra: Un cantar de gesta by Catherine Murphy (review)
    • Abstract: El título no es exagerado, solo como un cantar de gesta podría calificarse al documental Maestra (2013), realizado por Catherine Murphy, quien rememora en apenas treinta y tres minutos esa hazaña que en 1961 significó en Cuba librar una gran batalla para erradicar el analfabetismo. De los 250.000 voluntarios que se inscribieron, más de la mitad fueron mujeres y la cineasta escogió los testimonios de nueve de ellas entonces adolescentes, Daysi Veitía, Norma Guillard, Adria Santana, Ivonne Santana, Diana Balboa, Blanca Monett, Eloísa Hernández y Gina Rey, aunque una, Griselda Aguilera, apenas contaba con siete años cuando se aprestó a alfabetizar a un hombre con más de cinco décadas.Los testimonios de estas mujeres ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Visión íntegra de América by Alberto Prieto Rozos (review)
    • Abstract: La historiografía latinoamericana ya va superando con cierta rapidez su etapa de construcción, reescritura y reinterpretación de las historias nacionales de cada uno de nuestros países. Se impone por fuerza mayor de las circunstancias actuales la necesaria problematización de las líneas históricas comunes, y con ella la articulación de los orígenes y destinos de los estados de esta parte del planeta. A esto se añade la ineludible comparación con la porción norte y más desarrollada del continente americano, y cuyo papel en la evolución regional ha estado presente desde tiempos pretéritos, con pesares y glorias. En este ánimo de igualación y contraste de la historia continental se inserta el libro Visión integra de ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Un pueblo disperso: Dimensiones sociales y culturales de la diáspora
           cubana ed. by Jorge Duany (review)
    • Abstract: Un pueblo disperso: Dimensiones sociales y culturales de la diáspora cubana, edited by Jorge Duany, contributes to the field of Cuban and Cuban American migration scholarship, by analyzing the evolution of Cuban migrants from exiles to members of a transnational diasporic community. The book forces the reader to look beyond traditional perceptions of Cuban migrations as affluent, hard-line, patriarchal, and socially conservative, in order to analyze the seismic shifts in attitudes and cultural production in the more recent Cuban migrations. Although this approach is not new to the field of Cuban migration studies, the monograph complies twenty-six chapters whose authors apply an array of theoretical approaches from ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Generation Zero: An Anthology of New Cuban Fiction ed. by Orlando Luis
           Pardo Lazo (review)
    • Abstract: Sampsonia Way Magazine es una revista digital de la organización City of Asylum, Pittsburgh, que promovió en 2013 algunos debates online sobre literatura cubana reciente y la publicación en Internet de cuentos de autores jóvenes cubanos (en español y traducidos al inglés), todo bajo la coordinación general del escritor, bloguero y activista Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo. Ahora aparece en libro impreso una antología que reúne estos mismos cuentos en su traducción al inglés. Cabe preguntarse el porqué de esta edición "física" de los textos; gesto que pudiera parecer redundante, dada su accesibilidad en el universo digital. Pudiera deberse a un deseo de hacer llegar estos cuentos a un sector del público lector que no ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • La isla de los ingenios by Fernando García del Río (review)
    • Abstract: La isla de los ingenios por Fernando García del Río, periodista español, empieza con definiciones de la palabra ingenio:Facultad del hombre para discurrir o inventar con prontitud y facilidad. / Individuo dotado de esta facultad;Industria, maña y artificio de alguien para conseguir lo que desea. / Chispa, talento para ver y mostrar rápidamente el aspecto gracioso de las cosas;Conjunto de aparatos para moler la caña y obtener el azúcar. (9)Eso me parecía interesante, pero significativo, como se puede encontrar ejemplos de cada una de las definiciones a través de estas memorias. El libro cuenta sobre los años que García vivía en Cuba como corresponsal para La Vanguardia. Nos enseña las circunstancias en Cuba durante ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • La revolución congelada: Dialécticas del castrismo by Duanel
           Díaz Infante (review)
    • Abstract: Este libro se inserta dentro de los innumerables estudios que, partiendo de distintos enfoques teóricos y disciplinarios, continúa generando uno de los acontecimientos fundamentales del siglo XX: la Revolución Cubana. Ante los resquicios analíticos dejados por prestigiosos especialistas, como Roberto González Echevarría desde los estudios literarios y Rafael Rojas desde la investigación histórica, el autor replantea la compleja convivencia entre la estética y la política en la Cuba revolucionaria. La politización del arte, asociada con los procesos sociales de izquierda tras la Revolución Rusa, relegó a un plano menos visible la estetización de la política, aparentemente exclusiva de las variantes totalitarias de ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fiesta de diez pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba by
           Moshe Morad (review)
    • Abstract: Fiesta de diez pesos explora las conexiones entre la identidad homosexual masculina y la música en la Cuba del Período Especial (1995–2007). Su autor, Moshe Morad, la describe como una obra dedicada a entender los diferentes modos en que la música se constituye en agente aglutinador de la identidad gay, aunque también puede verse como un estudio de las maneras en que dicha identidad se construye y proyecta a través de la música, y una identificación de las principales variantes musicales que la enmarcan en una sociedad homofóbica.Se trata, según el autor, de un análisis no de la producción musical sino de su consumo, en el que se subraya la participación activa del consumo cultural en la producción y consolidación ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rebel Dance, Renegade Stance: Timba Music and Black Identity in Cuba by
           Umi Vaughan (review)
    • Abstract: The first North American scholar to produce a monograph on Cuban timba, Umi Vaughan conducted fieldwork during extended stays in Havana between 1999 and 2003. Arriving just after the heyday of timba and deeply involved in Afro-Cuban religion, he was uniquely positioned to write about the music and its surrounding culture. Rebel Dance explores how timba expresses black Cuban identity, and how black Cubans express their shared identity through timba. According to Vaughan, timba is a music and dance culture that exemplifies the Maroon spirit, exposing the marginality, creativity, and self-sufficiency of Afro-Cubans.1 The chapters thus deal consecutively with Maroon music, Afro-Cuba, the especulador, dance spaces in ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Semiotics of Che Guevara: Affective Gateways by Maria-Carolina Cambre
           (review)
    • Abstract: It is an unflaggingly omnipotent image, the inspiration for countless revolts, T-shirts, and, of course, academic treatments. In The Semiotics of Che Guevara, Maria-Carolina Cambre returns us once more to the iconic face of Ernesto "Che" Guevara as captured by Alberto Korda, the man who would become the favorite photographer of the Cuban Revolution. To say that she thereby joins a full company of scholars is something of an understatement; several book-length studies and articles predate her own. Nonetheless, Cambre enthusiastically steps up to the plate, positioning herself as another consumer, reinterpreter, and reproducer of this symbol, with an emphasis on the "semiotic" and "affective" dimensions of its ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • On the Cover
    • Abstract: Rafael López-Ramos, ¿Seremos como quién' (Shall we be like who'), 2006, diptych, acrylic and ink on unprimed canvas, 36 1/2″ × 37″.Born in Cabaiguán (1962), Rafael López Ramos came of age as an artist during the late 1980s, after graduating from the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy in 1985. These were transitional years in Cuba, when a new generation of intellectuals and artists—the first generation born after the revolution of 1959—sought to democratize Cuban socialism from within, under the influence of the Soviet perestroika and the postmodern skepticism that was so prevalent at the time. "The generation of the 1980s, to which I belong, faced the Cuban government in rather strong terms. To me, it has been the ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional law; Constitutional history; Constitutions; Human rights; Political rights; Civil rights; Cuba; Legitimacy of governments; Mortgages; Race discrimination; Casal, Lourdes; Authors, Cuban; Motion picture producers and directors; Día
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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