Contemporary Cuba

Series Description:

A multidisciplinary series focusing on current and provocative aspects of Cuban history, culture, society, and politics. Of special interest are works that examine the dramatic changes in Cuba in the last decades, such as the role of the military, the nature of economic reforms, and the impact of foreign investments, human rights treaties, and tourism on the island.

This series has ended and is no longer accepting submissions.



There are 23 books in this series.


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Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Unlike most studies of black Cubans, which focus on Afro-Cuban religion or popular culture, Queeley's penetrating investigation offers a view of strategies and modes of black belonging that transcend ideological, temporal, and spatial boundaries.

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Healthcare without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

In Healthcare without Borders, John Kirk examines the role of Cuban medical teams in disaster relief, biotechnology joint ventures, and in the Latin American School of Medicine--the largest medical faculty in the world. 

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Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

An insider’s view of the Castro brothers’ rule

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Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Cuba in a Global Context examines the unlikely prominence of the island nation's geopolitical role.

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Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

This book brings together some of the island’s leading economists to discuss the good and the bad about their own economy.

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Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World

Drawing from personal experiences as well as recently declassified documents, these essays update, summarize, and explain one of the prickliest political issues in the Western Hemisphere today.

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Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Sinan Koont has spent the last several years researching urban agriculture in Cuba, including field work at many sustainable farms on the island. He tells the story of why and how Cuba was able to turn to urban food production on a large scale with minimal use of chemicals, petroleum, and machinery, and of the successes it achieved--along with the continuing difficulties it still faces in reducing its need for food imports.

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Failed Sanctions: Why the U.S. Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work

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Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

No other book reveals so much about the anxieties and clandestine plans that have shaped Cubans' lives during the final years of the Fidel Castro era.

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Gender and Democracy in Cuba