Cuba in revolution [electronic resource] : a history since the fifties / Antoni Kapcia
- Kapcia, Antoni
- London : Reaktion Books, 2008.
- Physical Description:
- 208 p. ; 22 cm.
- Contemporary worlds
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- Introduction: The emergence of a revolution -- Permanent crisis: the trajectory of the revolution -- Benefiting from the revolution: the 1960s -- Living the revolution: participation, involvement and inclusion -- Thinking the revolution: the evolution of an ideology -- Spreading the revolution: the evolution of an external profile -- Defending the revolution: dealing with dissent -- Rescuing the revolution in the 1990s: crisis, adaptation and the return to basics -- Epilogue: Fidel Castro and the question of leadership.
- "Cuba Since the Fifties" provides a much-needed account of the Cuban Revolution and Cuba's history over its fifty years of existence since 1959. Antoni Kapcia unravels the complexities of the sometimes perplexing, and often misunderstood process of continual change, and explains the Revolution's remarkable survival after the deep and potentially terminal crisis brought about by the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989-91. This book looks at the process of social revolution and the benefits and disadvantages that accrued as a result; the evolution of, and consensus about, ideology, and Castro's elevation to national leader; popular participation in the Revolution; the Revolution's changing international profile and relations; the politics of defence and dissent; and finally the crisis post-1990 which generated the mechanisms of survival and adaptation in the face of America's trade embargo.The book is aimed at the wide readership following modern and contemporary world politics, modern political history, Latin American and developing world history and politics, and radical politics.
- 1861894023 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- "Select bibliography": p. 198-200.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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