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Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Abstract

This book travels deep inside the everyday life of middle-class Cubans—arguably the majority of citizens on the island. Un-theorized and under-described, it is a group that is portrayed honestly, accurately, and empathetically. The political and economic systems of Cuba in the post-Soviet period pose ongoing challenges to ordinary Cubans as they struggle in the waning years of the Castro regime. The book demonstrates that the major reason they have been ignored in the scholarly literature is because remaining obscure is one of their strategies for coping with these challenges. The author of th ... More

Keywords: middle-class Cubans, post-Soviet period, obscure, Raúl Castro, clandestine plans, Fidel Castro

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033693
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033693.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb, author
University of Texas at Austin