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

Author: Lillian Guerra
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Series: Envisioning Cuba.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Guerra
ISBN: 9780807835630 0807835633
OCLC Number: 939995231
Description: xvi, 467 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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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A stimulating, original--and in some circles, provocative--contribution to the historiography of the Cuban revolution.--International Affairs Guerra's efforts to develop [her] thesis are carefully Read more...

 
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