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Gender and Democracy in Cuba

Gender and Democracy in Cuba

Ilja A. Luciak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030630
eISBN:
9780813039473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030630.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This study of Cuban gender politics and democracy considers the role that women played in the Cuban revolution. The women who joined Castro's revolution were considered indispensable, and a select ... More

The Generalship of MuhammadBattles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

Russ Rodgers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037660
eISBN:
9780813043104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037660.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the burning deserts of Arabia came an insurgency that would later conquer the Sasanid Persian Empire and overrun large portions of Byzantine territory. But before this could happen, the important ... More

Girls of the FactoryA Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco

Girls of the Factory: A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco

M. Laetitia Cairoli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035611
eISBN:
9780813039206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035611.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In Morocco today, the idea of female laborers is generally frowned upon. Yet despite this, many women are beginning to find work in factories. The author of this book spent a year in the ancient city ... More

Going ApeFlorida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Brandon Haught

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Teaching evolution in the public schools has led to heated conflicts since the 1920s. It continues with undiminished strength to the present day as activist citizens and elected officials fight to ... More

Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Philippe Zacaïr (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034614
eISBN:
9780813039053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034614.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Over the past ten years, political debates, legal disputes, and rising violence associated with the presence of Haitian migrants have flared up throughout the Caribbean basin in such places as ... More

Healthcare Without BordersUnderstanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

John M. Kirk

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061054
eISBN:
9780813051338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061054.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

One of the world’s best-kept secrets is Cuba’s longstanding commitment to providing medical care to developing countries. At present over 50,000 medical personnel are working in 66 countries. This ... More

Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination

Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination

Kenneth Routon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034836
eISBN:
9780813038858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034836.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Despite its hard-nosed emphasis on the demystifying realism of Marxist–Leninist ideology, the political imagery of the Cuban revolution—and the state that followed—conjures up its own magical ... More

History's PeruThe Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

Mark Thurner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035383
eISBN:
9780813038940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035383.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines how the entity called “Peru” gradually came into being, and how the narratives that defined it evolved over time. It is an account of Peruvian historiography, one that makes a ... More

Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture

Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture

Ignacio López-Calvo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032405
eISBN:
9780813039466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032405.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

More than 150 years ago, the first Chinese contract laborers (“coolies”) arrived in Cuba to work the colonial plantations. Eventually, over 150,000 Chinese immigrated to the island, and their ... More

Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060002
eISBN:
9780813050461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060002.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book provides a comprehensive, comparative overview of immigration to Latin America, and presents original insight into the significance of immigration for regional national identities. The book ... More

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