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Author Rosendahl, Mona.

Title Inside the revolution : everyday life in socialist Cuba / Mona Rosendahl.

Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  335.4347 ROSE    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Anthropology of contemporary issues.
Anthropology of contemporary issues.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-190) and index.
Contents 1. Limones, Palmera, Cuba: The Field and the Fieldwork -- 2. To Give and Take: Redistribution and Reciprocity in the Household Economy -- 3. Men and Women in Palmera -- 4. The Soul of the Revolution -- 5. Talking about the Revolution -- 6. The Revolution Act -- 7. Conclusions.
Summary The first ethnographic study of life in Cuba to emerge in over twenty years, Inside the Revolution offers a rare, close view of how socialist ideology translates into everyday experience in one Cuban municipality. Mona Rosendahl draws on eighteen months of fieldwork, in a municipality she calls by the fictional name Palmera, to present a vivid account of the lives and thoughts of residents, many of whom have lived inside the revolution for more than thirty-five years. Through an analysis of ideology and practice in contemporary Cuba, Rosendahl documents how its citizens support the present political system, and how reciprocal economics between households and ideas about gender both reinforce and challenge that system. Rosendahl also explains how those who oppose state socialism resist participation in society through inaction or withdrawal.
Subject Socialism -- Cuba -- Palmera.
Political culture -- Cuba -- Palmera.
Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959 -- Social aspects.
Palmera (Cuba) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0801433819