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Download A Changing Cuba in a Changing World

Contents:

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Front Matter
Introduction

Part I: IDEAS, IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS

Ideology and Power in the Cuban State - Stephen Wilkinson
Epistemic Organic Intellectuals - Anthony P. Maingot
Cuba and Castro: Beyond the "Battle of Ideas" - Mauricio A. Font
Batalla de Ideas: Old Ideology in New Clothes? - Antoni Kapcia
What the Cuban Revolution Means to Older Cubans - David L. Strug
Symbolic Emancipation in Authoritarian Cuba - Marie Laure Geoffray
How Revolutions Justify Themselves - Enrique S. Pumar
Bound to Outlast? Education for Socialism - Salomon Berman
FAR from Perfect: The Military and Corporatism - Brenden M. Carbonell
After Fidel: Mechanisms of Regime Change - Andreas Pickel
The US Strategy for Transition in Cuba - Gary H. Maybarduk

Part II: CUBA AND THE WORLD

Cuba and the US in a sandbox: Cuban Funny Papers - Sara E. Cooper
EU-Cuba Relations - Denis Baresch
Cuba's Medical Diplomacy - Julie M. Feinsilver
Rethinking Socialism in Today's Latin America - Ted Goertzel
A Contribution to the Assessment of a Changing Cuba - Claudia Kaiser-Lenoir

Part III: ECONOMICS

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourist Development - Hilary Becker
Cuba's New Export Commodity: A Framework - Orlando Perez and Angela T. Haddad, with assistance of Frank Klackle
Dollarization, Distortion, and the Transformation of Work - Emma Phillips
Cuban Remittance Agencies in the U.S.: A Survey - Mario A. Gonzalez Corzo and Scott Larson

Part IV: HISTORY, CULTURE AND RACE

State Agenda and Race - Alejandro Campos-Garcia
Benjamin no llegó a la Habana - Rafael Rojas
Fernando Ortiz: Pensamiento y acción - Judith Salermo Izquierdo
Japanese and Okinawan Cubans - Ryan Masaaki Yokota
Eduardo Chibás: Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics - Ilan Ehrlich
La Biblioteca Nacional, Culture and Politics - Carlos Riobó
Independent Medical Juntas in Colonial Cuba, 1820-1843 - Marianne Samayoa

Part V: LITERATURE, CINEMA AND ARTS

Globalization in the Contemporary Cuban Art World - Natania Remba
Cuba's Globalized Art World and Evolving Art Market - Darrel Couturier
Reinaldo Arenas: The Sexual Politics of a Queer Activist - Rafael Ocasio
El cine cubano sale de viaje - Alfredo A. Fernandez
"Porno para Ricardo: Rock, Analchy and Transition" - Laura García Freyre
Staging the Revolution: Cuba's Theatrical Perspectives - Yael Prizant
'Los Novísimos' and Cultural Institutions - Lauren E. Shaw

Appendix: The Conference Cuba Project

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Download Cuba: In Transition?

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Front Matter

Part I: PROSPECTS FOR ECONOMIC EVOLUTION

Cuba's Economic Reorientation - Archibald R.M. Ritter
Prospects for Sustainable Energy - Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado
Reorientation in Agriculture - Japji Anna Bas
Workers Control in the 1990s - Sean Herlihy
The Future of Health in Cuba - Traci Potterf
The Island's Healthcare Legacy - Robert Huish
'Cuentapropismo' in a Socialist State - Emma Phillips
Opportunities and Implications - Eloise Linger

Part II: CUBA IN THE COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Economic Reform in Cuba and China - Adrian Hearn
Economic Transition in Comparison - Enrique Pumar
Globalization in Havana and Moscow - Mervyn Bain
Caribbean Influence on Cuban Transition - Jorge Luis Romeu

Part III: CHANGING INSTITUTIONS

International Newtorks and Change - Cristina C. Lopez-Gottardi
Analysis of Cuban Special Capital - Jorge Sanguinetty
Examining Cuban Civil Society - Bea Reaud
Ideology in Cuban Journalism - Juan Orlando Pérez González
Internet Policy and User's Practices - Iris Cepero
Improvements in the Cuban Legal System - James Manahan

Part IV: MAKING MATERIAL CULTURE

Art in a Changing Cuba - Natania Remba
Material Culture Across Revolutions - Raúl Rubio
Jésus Díaz Rewrites Cuban Exile - Antonio Daniel Gómez
Dissonance in the Revolution - Juan Carlos Albarrán

Download Alexander von Humboldt

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Front Matter

Part I: CANTATA

Humboldt, Mendelssohnm, and Musical Unity - R. Larry Todd
Willkommen! - Text by Ludwig Rellstab

Part II: CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE NEW WORLD

Faith and the Conquest - José Gabriel Brauchy
Humboldt en la Nueva España - Jaime Labastida
A 'Romantic' Encounter with Latin America - Elizabeth Millán-Zaibert
La Arquitectura Inca - César W. Astuhuamán Gonzáles
Arrogance and Squalor? Lima's Elite - Paul Rizo-Patrón
The National Imagination in New Granada - Margarita Serje
Entre Caos y Cosmos - Odette Casamayor Cisneros
The Scientist and the Patrician: Reformism in Cuba - Alfonso W. Quiroz
Celebrity in American Society and Science - Michael F. Conlin

Part III: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

Landscape Painting Between Art and Science - Claudio Mattos
New Sites and Sounds - Adrienne Klein
Humboldt and the Visual Arts in America - Amy H. Winter
Women Travelers in Humboldt's New World - Adriana Méndez Rodenas
Classic Nomenclature in New Exploration - Donald Hassler
Palabras y Pinceles del Paisaje Venezolano - José Ángel Rodriguez
Análisis Contrastivo del 'Ensayo Politico' - María-Rosario Martí Marco
Threats to the European Subject - Jason H. Lindquist
Configuraciones de lo real maravilloso - Rocío Oviedo
The Birth of the Two Cultures - Laura Dassow Walls
Científico, y Poeta - Luisa V. De Castillo

Part IV: LIFE AND TRAVELS

A French Perspective - Pierre Laszlo
Maler, Legacy and Mexico - Claudine Leysinger
Una Mirada Recíproca - Sandra Rebok
Recording Civilization - Georgia de Havenon
Witkiewicz and the Course of Mid-Eastern History - Daniel Gerould
Influencia en los artículos de Bello - Alister Ramírez Márquez
A Humboldtian Explorer in New York - Aaron Sachs
Influences of 'Kosmos' in 'Earth and Man' - Philip K. Wilson

Part V: KNOWLEDGE AND WORLDVIEW

Rousseau's Anticipation of Plant Geography - Alexandra Cook
A German Minerologist Visits Peru - Scarlett O'Phelan Godoy
Mexican Reception of 'Political Essay' - Richard Weiner
The Mexican Mining Bubble that Burst - Ivani Vasselor
Writing In and Out of Time - Ann C. Colley
Scientific Instruments in 'Cartas Americanas' - Dietland Muller-Schwarze
Ancient and Modern Forms of Slavery - Irene Prüfer Leske
Gradations of Suffering and Privation - Evelyn Powell Jennings
Speaking of Nature - David Kenosian
Hershel, Humboldt and Imperial Science - Christopher Carter
Writing Science - Renata Schellenberg
Afectos Científicos Italianos - Marisa Vannini de Gerulewicz

Other Publications

Publications of interest by Bildner Center Fellows and other scholars.