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Hidden powers of state in the Cuban imagination

Kenneth. Routon


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  • Title:
    Hidden powers of state in the Cuban imagination
  • Author: Kenneth. Routon
  • Description: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1. The Magic of the Revolution; 2. The Eye and the Tongue; 3. The Opacity of Power; 4. Conjuring the Past; 5. Tying the Yuma to the Stick; 6. The Cult of the Profane; 7. The Prophetics of Revolution; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
    Despite its hard-nosed emphasis on the demystifying realism of Marxist-Leninist ideology, the political imagery of the Cuban revolution--and the state that followed--conjures up its own magical seductions and fantasies of power. In this fascinating account, Kenneth Routon shows how magic practices and political culture are entangled in Cuba in unusual and intimate ways. Routon describes not only how the monumentality of the state arouses magical sensibilities and popular images of its hidden powers, but he also explores the ways in which revolutionary officialdom has, in recent years,
  • Publication Date: c2010
  • Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida
  • Format: 1 online resource (217 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8130-3885-5;ISBN 0-8130-4318-2
  • Subjects: Political culture -- Cuba; Socialism -- Cuba; Exceptionalism -- Cuba; Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1959-1990; Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1990-; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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