The Resource Visions of power in Cuba: : revolution, redemption, and resistance, 1959-1971, Lillian Guerra, (ebook)

Visions of power in Cuba: : revolution, redemption, and resistance, 1959-1971, Lillian Guerra, (ebook)

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Visions of power in Cuba: : revolution, redemption, and resistance, 1959-1971
Title
Visions of power in Cuba:
Title remainder
revolution, redemption, and resistance, 1959-1971
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Lillian Guerra
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Language
eng
Summary
In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six million citizens. In Visions of Power in Cuba, Lillian Guerra argues that these visual representations explained rapidly occurring events and encouraged radical change and mutual self-sacrifice. Mass rallies and labor mobilizations of unprecedented scale produced tangible evidence of what Fidel Castro called "unanimous support" for a revolution whose "moral power" defied U.S. control. Yet participation in state-orchestrated spectacles quickly became a requirement for political inclusion in a new Cuba that policed most forms of dissent. Devoted revolutionaries who resisted disastrous economic policies, exposed post-1959 racism, and challenged gender norms set by Cuba's one-party state increasingly found themselves marginalized, silenced, or jailed. Using previously unexplored sources, Guerra focuses on the lived experiences of citizens, including peasants, intellectuals, former prostitutes, black activists, and filmmakers, as they struggled to author their own scripts of revolution by resisting repression, defying state-imposed boundaries, and working for anti-imperial redemption in a truly free Cuba
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Midwest
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Guerra, Lillian
Dewey number
  • 972.9106/4
  • 972.91064
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Series statement
Envisioning Cuba
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  • Electronic books
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Press and propaganda
  • Public opinion
  • Social psychology
Target audience
adult
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Visions of power in Cuba: : revolution, redemption, and resistance, 1959-1971, Lillian Guerra, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780807837368
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11710204
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remote
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11710204
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MWT11710204
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Visions of power in Cuba: : revolution, redemption, and resistance, 1959-1971, Lillian Guerra, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807837368
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710204
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710204
System control number
MWT11710204
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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