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Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination$
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Kenneth Routon

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034836

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034836.001.0001

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The Prophetics of Revolution

The Prophetics of Revolution

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(p.143) Chapter 7 The Prophetics of Revolution
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Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination
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Kenneth Routon

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034836.003.0007

One of the most significant obstacles the Cuban revolutionary regime has faced is the increasing globalization of Cuban Ocha-Ifá and the potential threat that this poses to national identity. Beginning in the early 1990s, intellectuals, academics, and state officials began placing more of an emphasis on national identity than political community in order to diminish the threat that globalization and neoliberalism posed to the nation's sovereignty and self-determination. This has had rather direct implications for the Ocha-Ifá community. As the number of foreign visitors interested in going through Ocha-Ifá ritual initiation continues to rise, a power struggle has emerged between practitioners, intellectuals, and state officials as they attempt to use the religion for widely divergent purposes.

Keywords:   Cuban revolution, Ocha-Ifá, globalization, national identity, neoliberalism, foreign tourists

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