By Damián J. Fernández
From the Foreword: "In the face of the cave in of socialism and the withering away of Communist events all through Europe, Fidel Castro's resistance to this transformation will accentuate recognition at the country's destiny. This quantity contributes to the scholarly size of shock approximately Cuba."--Mark B. Rosenberg, director, Latin American and Caribbean heart, Florida overseas collage "Scholarship of very top of the range. . . . It illustrates the futility of breaking apart the research of Cuba completely into pre- and post-1959 sessions, providing an built-in, evolutionary approach."--Juan M. del Aguila, Emory college lately few nations have generated quite a bit debate and controversy as Cuba. because the Cuban Revolution of 1959, discussions were characterised by means of polemics, and students who focus on that kingdom frequently have "talked previous, instead of to, every one other," in response to Fern?ndez. For the 1st time long ago 3 a long time we have a complete discourse at the epistemology of Cuban experiences. This paintings evaluates the foremost parts of inquiry and examine within the box, documenting the unresolved matters and providing issues of departure for destiny examine of Cuba specifically and for social technology learn typically. prime Cuban experts tackle the disciplines of political technological know-how, diplomacy, economics, literature, historical past, and sociology. whereas the authors signify a number of vantage issues, they percentage a feeling of the necessity to reevaluate their methods to the sociopolitical truth of the island. "Uncertainty on the planet unavoidably interprets into uncertainty for us," Fern?ndez writes. "Long long gone are the easy and universalistic factors for a burdened and complicated fact. This publication is a part of an ongoing revitalization of our sector of study." members: Isabel Castellanos, Jorge I. Dominguez, Susan Eckstein, Damian J. Fernandez, Roberto Gonzalez-Echevarria, Peter J. Johnson, Anthony P. Maingot, Rosa Q. Mesa, Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Silvia Pedraza, Lisandro Perez, Louis A. Perez, Jr., Gustavo Perez Firmat, Jorge F. Perez-Lopez, Marifeli Perez-Stable, Gerald E. Poyo, Rhoda P. Rabkin, Sergio G. Roca, Rebecca Scott Damian J. Fernandez is director of the graduate software in overseas experiences and assistant professor of diplomacy at Florida foreign college in Miami. he's the writer of Cuba's international coverage within the heart East and editor of important the USA and the center East: The Internationalization of the Crises.
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Title : Cuban Studies Since the Revolution author : FernÃ¡ndez, DamiÃ¡n J. publisher : University Press of Florida isbn10 | asin : 0813011248 print isbn13 : 9780813011240 ebook isbn13 : 9780813019505 language : English subject Cuba--History--1959- --Congresses. 9106/4 subject : Cuba--History--1959- --Congresses. Page iii Cuban Studies Since the Revolution Edited By Damián J. A. on acid-free, recycled paper The University Press of Florida is the scholarly publishing agency of the State University System of Florida comprised of Florida A & M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, and University of West Florida.
Conversely, critical works of the "mainstream" published outside of Cuba, basically by foreign scholars, proliferated in the late 1980s. Old and New Problems in Cuban Studies In this section I discuss five key issues in the field, some old, some new: objectivity, theoretical underpinnings, detachment versus empathy, entrance to Cuba and access to data, and tone of the scholarly debate. Is There Pure Objectivity? The issue of objectivity is the oldest and perhaps the most debated in the field. We have seen that, for Rodríguez, Cuban studies have never been objective and that at best (in the 1970s) the field assumed supposedly objective forms but this was just an academic cover for the hidden political bias.
Once again John Stack, Walda Metcalf, Judy Goffman and the staff of the University Presses of Florida deserve recognition for a job well done. Finally, to the authors of the volume, my admiration and appreciation for their exceptional contributions. I am lucky to be associated with these remarkable individuals. DAMIÁN J. FERNÁNDEZ Page xi FOREWORD Cuba's revolution of 1959 has generated intense discussion about the process of social and political change on the island. This debate has had scholarly and nonscholarly dimensions, echoed in the halls of academe and in decision-making arenas throughout the hemisphere, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Cuban studies since the revolution by Damián J. Fernández