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The "new man" in Cuba : culture and identity in the Revolution

Author: Ana Serra
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2007.
Series: Contemporary Cuba.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Cuban Revolution not only changed the political regime of the island nation, it also transformed Cuban cultural identity. Che Guevara coined the idea of the "New Man" to represent the unique revolutionary identity that all Cubans were called to take on. In the speeches of the era, the "New Man" adopted different guises according to the political campaign of the day: the literacy worker, the committed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Serra
ISBN: 9780813030722 0813030722
OCLC Number: 79860317
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The culture that the revolution created --
Speaking at cross purposes : the failed identification between teachers and students in the literacy campaign --
Body versus mind : an intellectual's memoirs expose his negative image --
Harvesting the nation : how Cuba became unified in the historical zafra --
Frustrated mothers, virgin workers, and masked whores : the "new woman" at work --
Toward a revolutionary utopia : fluid identities in a child's account --
Epilogue : Identity and its discontents : Leonardo Padura Fuentes looks back at the new man.
Series Title: Contemporary Cuba.
Responsibility: Ana Serra.
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The Cuban Revolution of 1959 not only brought Fidel Castro to power, it transformed Cuban cultural identity, with a new notion of ""Cubanness"" that Che Guevara defined as the ""New Man."" This work  Read more...

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