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Visions of Power in CubaRevolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971$
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Lillian Guerra

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835630

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837368_guerra

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Self-Styled Revolutionaries: Forgotten Struggles for Social Change and the Problem of Unintended Dissidence

Self-Styled Revolutionaries: Forgotten Struggles for Social Change and the Problem of Unintended Dissidence

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Visions of Power in Cuba
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Lillian Guerra

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807837368_guerra.13

This chapter explores the limits that the Revolution's grand narrative and increasingly authoritarian political practices imposed on social change and the activists who sought to rupture those limits. It analyzes issues of race and gender through specific case studies, including the rise of a self-consciously black “negrista” movement and the rehabilitation campaign for former prostitutes in the provincial city of Artemisa, Pinar del Rio.

Keywords:   Revolution, grand narrative, authoritarian, activists, race, gender, negrista movement, prostitutes, Artemisa, Pinar del Rio

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