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Visions of power in Cuba : revolution, redemption, and resistance, 1959-1971

Author: Lillian Guerra
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Envisioning Cuba.
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"In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six million citizens. In Visions of Power in Cuba Lillian Guerra argues that these visual representations explained rapidly occurring events and encouraged radical change and mutual self-sacrifice. Mass rallies and labor  Read more...
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Guerra, Lillian.
Visions of power in Cuba.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2012]
(DLC) 2012004090
(OCoLC)775898093
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Guerra
ISBN: 9780807837368 0807837369 9781469601519 1469601516
OCLC Number: 815652117
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 467 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : "Today, even Fidel is a counterrevolutionary!" : excavating the grand narrative of the Cuban Revolution --
The olive green revolution : media, mass rallies, agrarian reform, and the birth of the Fidelista state --
Good Cubans, bad Cubans, and the trappings of revolutionary faith --
War of words : laying the groundwork for radicalization --
Turning the world upside down : Fidelismo as a cultural religion and national crisis as a way of life --
Resistance, repression, and co-optation among the revolution's chosen people --
Class war and complicity in a grassroots dictatorship : gusanos, citizen-spies, and the early role of Cuban youth --
Juventud rebelde : nonconformity, gender, and the struggle to control revolutionary youth --
Self-styled revolutionaries : forgotten struggles for social change and the problem of unintended dissidence --
The ofensiva revolucionaria and the zafra de los diez millones : inducing popular euphoria, fraying Fidelismo --
The reel, real, and hyper-real revolution : self-representation and political performance in everyday life --
Epilogue : the revolution that might have been and the revolution that was : memory, amnesia, and history.
Series Title: Envisioning Cuba.
Responsibility: Lillian Guerra.

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