I'm from the heart of the Redneck Riviera Pensacola, Florida , escaped to Massachusetts for college Holy Cross , and again to Ecuador for a few years. In 1964 and 1966, she was awarded the silver medal at the ; she missed the 1965 competition because she was expecting a child. Writing and coediting a comprehensive reference book on a country with such an intricate history and rich culture as Cuba has been both a challenge and a pleasure. The reference includes a glossary, facts and figures, lists of festivals and organizations, and an annotated bibliography. The Cuban Constitution establishes that if more than 10,000 people support a legal proposal, thed the government is obliged by the constitution to respond. Miriam Celaya is an independent journalist who regularly publishes articles in Diario de Cuba, Convivencia, and Voces magazine, and was a cofounder of the independent digital magazine Consenso 2004—2007.
The editors would also like to thank Archibald Ritter, Yoani Sánchez, and Reinaldo Escobar who first introduced us to one another physically. Henken Ethnicity and Race, Class Structure, and Inequality, by Dimas Castellanos and Ted A. And yet, Cuba is beginning to evolve via the important if still insufficient changes instituted by Raul Castro, who became president in 2008. Augmented by a total of 76 brief vignettes on various historical, political, cultural, or biographical topics of special interest or importance such as the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, the Platt Amendment, the U. The Global Studies Handbook and its successor series Latin America in Focus seek to offer a basic orientation to Latin American countries for the nonspecialist reader.
Henken, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Baruch College, City University of New York. Thanks are due to the Swedish, Dutch, and Swiss Embassies in Cuba for opening their doors to the Cuban coeditors, enabling the free flow of uncensored information back and forth between Havana and New York necessary to make this book a reality. Baruch College professor and top-flight literary translator Esther Allen also deserves nuestros más sinceros agradecimientos our most sincere thanks as she was a key link in the translation chain at an early stage of this project. Miriam Celaya is an independent journalist who regularly publishes articles in Diario de Cuba, Convivencia, and Voces magazine, and was a cofounder of the independent digital magazine Consenso 2004-2007. Contents: Geography -- History -- Politics and government -- Economy -- Society -- Culture -- Contemporary issues. More than ten years ago, more than 25,000 Cubans proposed a project of legal reform called the Varela Project, to hold a plebiscite and ask the people whether or not they want free elections. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo You can learn more about the book and purchase your very own copy and.
Based on extensive ethnographic work in the country and informed by more than eighty interviews with Peruvians of African descent, this groundbreaking study explains how ideas of race, color, and mestizaje in Peru differ greatly from those held in other Latin American nations. Written by some of the best-known independent scholars, citizen journalists, cyber-activists, and bloggers living in Cuba today, this book presents a critical, complete, and unbiased overview of contemporary Cuba. Most are also both experts and hands-on practitioners in the fields about which they write, including history, anthropology, law, politics, economics, migration, religion, racial and ethnic relations, class structure, literature, dance and music, theater, film, civil society, human rights, the media, and the Internet. While the history chapter focuses almost exclusively on prerevolutionary Cuba, the bulk of the other chapters are dedicated to chronicling the economic, political, social, and cultural changes that have taken place in Cuban society since 1959 under the revolution. This volume is the result! In an effort to seize this special moment, the editors of this book two of whom, Miriam Celaya and Dimas Castellanos, currently live in Cuba recruited more than a dozen others to give their independent, internal voice to the many topics examined here. .
Yo Soy Negro is the first book in English--in fact, the first book in any language in more than two decades--to address what it means to be black in Peru. We benefitted from the collaboration of a host of perceptive and pioneering authors and activists, most of whom actually live on the island today. Her first three novels function as a conceptual trilogy of a sort and cover a vast array of Cuban and Cuban American experiences and histories, moving back and forth between Cuba and the United States across multiple generations of the Cuban diaspora. The editors would like to recognize these authors who—each from his or her particular point of view—took the risk of making their knowledge and analyses public. An independent journalist, he also publishes his own blog, El Blog de Dimas www.
Celaya is co-founder of the online magazine Consenso. Queens-based graphic designer Rolando Pulido assisted with getting these photos camera-ready. We thank them here as well. Luzbely Escobar Although writing and teaching about Cuba can be a political minefield of sorts, even for the most enterprising and sensitive of scholars, the country of Cuba, with its unique culture, and the people of Cuba, with their contagious charisma, passionate convictions, and gracious generosity of spirit, make the never-ending task of understanding the country and its people inestimably rewarding and enriching. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Apart from the three co-editors, the authors include the historian and political scientist Armando Chaguaceda, the late independent economist Óscar Espinosa Chepe, the independent blogger and photographer Henry Constantín, blogger Regina Coyula, Fernando Dámaso, the independent journalist Reinaldo Escobar, Dayrom Gil, the sociologist Marlene Azor Hernández, the historian Maritza de los Ángeles Hidalgo-Gato Lima, the poet Rogelio Fabio Hurtado, the artist César Leal Jiménez, the activist and independent journalist Miriam Leiva, the photographer Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, the blogger and independent journalist Yoani Sánchez, the historian Miguel Iturria Savón, and the lawyer Wilfredo Vallín.
A full list is below in the table of contents, but some of the more notable writers included in the volume are the late , his wife , , her husband , , , , , , , and. Dimas, Miriam, and Henken did their share of writing as well, and , , Luzbely Escobar, and all contributed photos. Seven thematic chapters cover geography, history, politics and government, economics, society, culture, and contemporary issues. Professor Henken holds a Doctorate from Tulane University's. More than 10 years ago, more than 25,000 Cubans supported a project of legal reform, called the Varela Project, to hold a plebiscite and ask the people whether or not they wanted free elections. Henken Dance, Music, and Theater, by Regina Coyula and Ted A. His work on Cuba's struggling entrepreneurs appeared as, in A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution 2008.
Many of the chapters take the reader up to and periodically revisit the context of present-day Cuba. Since then, he has travelled to Cuba to Sánchez and had the great privilege of hosting Sánchez on her first-ever visit to the United States in March 2013, accompanying and interpreting for her during visits to , Bloomberg, , , The Wall Street Journal, Reporters Without Borders, , , , and the. How does one describe the innumerable ways in which Cubans have embraced and, indeed, internalized much of U. Organized into seven topical chapters that address geography, history, politics and government, economics, society, culture, and contemporary issues, readers will gain a broad, insightful understanding of one of the most unusual, fascinating, and often misunderstood nations in the Western Hemisphere. This pioneering interdisciplinary book ventures into the new space of Australian-Latin American relations, exploring multiple dimensions of the rapidly changing landscape within a global context. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo You can learn more about the book and purchase your very own copy and.
Henken, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Baruch College, City University of New York. She died from cancer in in 2003, leaving behind a daughter, Lourdes, who also became a ballet dancer and teacher. The prevailing perception in Australia had been that Latin America was too remote, disconnected, and politically irrelevant to warrant serious scholarly or public attention. This book supplies a uniquely independent, accurate, and critical perspective in order to evaluate these changes in the context of the island's rich and complex history and culture. Archived from on 1 March 2014. Celaya has published articles about native Cuban art and archeology in various cultural and scientific journals.