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People and State in Socialist Cuba

Ideas and Practices of Revolution

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Marina Gold
    Pages 1-20
  3. Marina Gold
    Pages 21-43
  4. Marina Gold
    Pages 45-89
  5. Marina Gold
    Pages 91-121
  6. Marina Gold
    Pages 123-155
  7. Marina Gold
    Pages 157-193
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 195-236

About this book


This book is a political and anthropological analysis of the concept of Revolution as it is understood and experienced by Cubans in their daily lives. Urban agricultural movements, alternative medicine, self-employment, and migration reveal complex interactions and disrupt assumptions that the Cuban sate is a static, anachronistic regime.


Cuba Havana the State Revolution urban agriculture alternative medicine migration self-employment market politics discourse employment revolution socialism

About the authors

Dr. Marina Gold is an Argentinean-born Australian anthropologist. She completed her PhD in Anthropology in 2012 at Deakin University, Australia. Her areas of expertise are in political and economic anthropology, development studies and Caribbean and Latin American studies. She has taught at the University of Sydney and at Macquarie University in Australia, and currently lives in Switzerland.

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