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The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution

Anna Clayfield

Abstract

The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution examines the way in which the guerrilla origins of the Cuban Revolution have shaped the beliefs and values that have underpinned it since 1959. It argues that these beliefs and values comprise a political culture in which the figure of the guerrillero (guerrilla fighter) is revered and the past struggles are presented in the revolutionary historical narrative as both unfinished and guerrilla in their nature. Drawing on extensive analysis of official discourse across six decades, the book outlines a consistent, conscious promotion of a guerrilla etho ... More

Keywords: Cuban Revolution, Guerrilla, Guerrillero, Guerrilla fighter, Discourse, Political culture, Che Guevara, Legitimacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400899
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400899.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Clayfield, author
University of Chester