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Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

Author: Guillermina De Ferrari
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Series: Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature.
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Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De Ferrari looks into the extraordinary survival of the Revolution by focusing on the personal, political and aesthetic social  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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De Ferrari, Guillermina, 1966-
Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba.
New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
(DLC) 2013033775
(OCoLC)856054417
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guillermina De Ferrari
ISBN: 9781317813439 131781343X 9781315817378 1315817373 9781317813446 1317813448 9780415737852 0415737850 1306320127 9781306320122
OCLC Number: 868490998
Description: 1 online resource (439 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Preface; 1. Socialism and Sociality; Socialist Legality, Revolutionary Faith; The "Post" in Post-Soviet; Cultural Vision, Political Blindness; The Revolutionary Polis; Socialism and Sociality; 2. The Friendship Plot; The Values of Friendship; Jesús Díaz's Excellence; Leonardo Padura's Loyalty; Leonardo Padura's Honor; Abel Prieto's Stoicism; The Good Life; 3. Ethics after Dark; The Civility of Perversion; Ena Lucía Portela's Masochism; Abilio Estévez's Cruising; Antonio José Ponte's Necrophilia. Perversion as Trope4. The Poetics of Evil; Terror without Virtue; Theorizing Evil; Wendy Guerra's Voicelessness; Pedro Juan Gutiérrez's Loneliness; Ena Lucía Portela's Unsociability; Ena Lucía Portela's Murderous Triangles; Community and Communism (via Guillermo Rosales); Nietzsche or Aristotle?; 5. Ethics Is the New Aesthetics; Photography and Truth; Frontality in Abigail González and René Peña; Silence in Antonio José Ponte and Fernando Pérez; Post-Photography in José Manuel Fors and Abilio Estévez; Sensation in Pedro Juan Gutiérrez; Ethics Is the New Aesthetics; 6. A Curated Culture. Going GlobalAn Ethics of Consumption; Curating Cuba; Marketing Difference; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature.
Responsibility: Guillermina De Ferrari.

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Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De Ferrari looks into the extraordinary survival of the Revolution by focusing on the personal, political and aesthetic social pacts that determined the configuration of the socialist state. Through close critical readings of a representative set of contemporary Cuban novels and work.

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