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Cuba in the American imagination : metaphor and the imperial ethos

Auteur : Louis A Pérez
Éditeur: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Collection: Caravan book.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Publication gouvernementale provinciale ou d’état : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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"For more than two hundred often turbulent years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images - Cuba as a woman, a neighbor, a ripe fruit, a child learning to ride a bicycle. One of the foremost historians of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. offers a revealing history of these metaphorical and depictive motifs and discovers the powerful  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: History
Type d’ouvrage: Publication gouvernementale, Publication gouvernementale provinciale ou d’état, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Louis A Pérez
ISBN: 9780807832165 0807832162 9780807886984 080788698X 9780807872109 0807872105
Numéro OCLC: 191009573
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu: Introduction: The idea of Cuba --
Metaphor between motive and meaning --
Imagining self-interest --
Metaphor as paradigm --
On gratitude as moral currency of empire --
Shifting metaphors, changing meanings: representing revolution --
Through the prism of metaphor: accommodation to empire.
Titre de collection: Caravan book.
Responsabilité: Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
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For more than two hundred often turbulent years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images - Cuba as a woman, a  Lire la suite...

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The writing is elegant and free of jargon. . . . Anyone interested in self-justifying narratives of empire and especially the place of metaphor in shaping those narratives, should read this seminal Lire la suite...

 
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