Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kenneth Routon

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034836

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034836.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use (for details see http://www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 July 2018

The Eye and the Tongue

The Eye and the Tongue

Chapter:
(p.19) Chapter 2 The Eye and the Tongue
Source:
Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination
Author(s):

Kenneth Routon

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034836.003.0002

This chapter examines the relationship between political and ritual forms of surveillance and social control in one Havana barrio. At one level, magical images, charms, and rites are clearly a means of diverting some of the nervous exuberance associated with revolutionary vigilance and perceptions of state omniscience. The fictional reality of state vigilance, as this chapter illustrates, brings both popular culture and the state together within the same intimate and promiscuous field of political fantasy and desire.

Keywords:   surveillance, social control, magical images, rites, state power, popular culture

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .