Conclusion: ‘Yo creo que nosotros estamos en el PE todavía’—I Still Think We’re in the Special Period

  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh


In addition to summarizing the main arguments of the book, this chapter focuses on how there appears to be little change in women’s work and their daily lives since the crisis was officially declared over in 2005 and the present day as state salaries alone are still not enough to survive on. By discussing the paradox that so many women resorted to the unskilled and gendered forms of labor that their grandmothers had occupied prior to the revolution (such as cooking, sewing, cleaning, reselling, and sex work), Jerónimo Kersh highlights an end to 30 years of remarkable gender progress in the workplace and how Cuba can now be likened to other countries in the region.


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  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh
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  1. 1.Richmond, The American International UniversityLondonUK

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