The Other Side of Paradise

Life in the New Cuba

Author: Julia Cooke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 158005532X

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Change looms in Havana, Cuba's capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in cliché, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene: baby-faced anarchists with Mohawks gelled with laundry soap, whiskey-drinking children of the elite, Santería trainees, pregnant prostitutes, university graduates planning to leave for the first country that will give them a visa. This last generation of Cubans raised under Fidel Castro animate life in a waning era of political stagnation as the rest of the world beckons: waiting out storms at rummy hurricane parties and attending raucous drag cabarets, planning ascendant music careers and black-market business ventures, trying to reconcile the undefined future with the urgent today. Eye-opening and politically prescient, The Other Side of Paradise offers a deep new understanding of a place that has so confounded and intrigued us.
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Culture and the Cuban State

Participation, Recognition, and Dissonance under Communism

Author: Yvon Grenier

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498522246

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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This book examines the evolution of cultural policy in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, the connection between cultural policy and political development, and the extent to which cultural actors are agents for change for the reproduction of dominant values and institutions.
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Cuba

Third Edition

Author: Sean Sheehan

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502608006

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Cuba is a beautiful and fascinating country in the midst of exciting changes. After fifty years under Fidel Castro, the small island nation is looking forward to new leadership and a new relationship with the United States. This book explores Cuba’s past, present, and future and discusses what it is like to live in the country today. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.
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Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
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Empire's Crossroads

The Caribbean From Columbus to the Present Day

Author: Carrie Gibson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230766188

Category: History

Page: 480

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In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.
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The Progressive

Author: William Theodore Evjue

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Vol. 2, no. 49 called "Memorial edition" (Belle Case La Follette)
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