Cuban Cultural Heritage : A Rebel Past for a Revolutionary Nation Hardback
Part of the Cultural Heritage Studies series
Cuban Cultural Heritage explores the role that cultural heritage and museums played in the construction of a national identity in postcolonial Cuba.
Starting with independence from Spain in 1898 and moving through Cuban-American rapprochement in 2014, Pablo Alonso Gonzalez illustrates how political and ideological shifts have influenced ideas about heritage and how, in turn, heritage has been used by different social actors to reiterate their status, spread new ideologies, and consolidate political regimes. Unveiling the connections between heritage, power, and ideology, Alonso Gonzalez delves into the intricacies of Cuban history, covering key issues such as Cuba's cultural and political relationships with Spain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and so-called Third World countries; the complexities of Cuba's status as a postcolonial state; and the potential future paths of the Revolution in the years to come.
This volume offers a detailed look at the function and place of cultural heritage under socialist states.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 54 black & white illustrations, 6 maps
- Publisher: University Press of Florida
- Publication Date: 30/11/2017
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780813056630