Cubanthropy : between the Cold War's socialist promise and a capitalist future
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Jones, Ellen, 1989- translator.
Published
Oakland : Seven Stories Press, [2023].
Format
Book
ISBN
9781644213247, 1644213249
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223 pages ; 21 cm
Status
Adult Nonfiction
972.91 NUE
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Published
Oakland : Seven Stories Press, [2023].
Language
English
ISBN
9781644213247, 1644213249

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General Note
Originally published in Spanish as Cubantropía.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"Cubantropía (Cubanthropy) is a work of cultural criticism whose title is a neologism coined by the author to describe the energy between anthropology and entropy, the space between the street and the library, the island and the world. These collected essays, written in Iván de la Nuez's trademark ironic, erudite style, range in subject matter from the Berlin Wall to Havana's Malecón. This book examines recent clashes between the market and democracy, the digital era and post-colonialism, the centre and the periphery, utopia and tourism, the diaspora and the nation, racism and Big Data, Guantánamo and Reggaeton, soccer and baseball, Obama and the Rolling Stones, Europe and Donald Trump. It is written between the socialist perspective of the Cold War and the neoliberal perspective of subsequent years, and is equally critical of both and of geopolitics in the age of globalization. The author, Cuban art critic and curator Iván de la Nuez does not seek to explain his motherland to the world but uses it as a scaled-down referent in which contemporary socio-political conflicts are intensified. Though Fidel Castro and his death are omnipresent in this collection of essays, the word "Castro" intentionally appears less often than "future," "art," "life," or "journey." In Cubantropía, Cuba is not a separate, discreet place, but a miniature of the world and its conflicts. Cubantropía can be read as an intellectual autobiography, a map of itineraries of New Men born out of the revolution, or a bacchanalia of the consequences that arise from a world obsessed with causes and culprits"--,Provided by publisher.
Language
In English, translated from the Spanish

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nuez, I. d. l., & Jones, E. (2023). Cubanthropy: between the Cold War's socialist promise and a capitalist future . Seven Stories Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nuez, Iván de la and Ellen Jones. 2023. Cubanthropy: Between the Cold War's Socialist Promise and a Capitalist Future. Seven Stories Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nuez, Iván de la and Ellen Jones. Cubanthropy: Between the Cold War's Socialist Promise and a Capitalist Future Seven Stories Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Nuez, Iván de la,, and Ellen Jones. Cubanthropy: Between the Cold War's Socialist Promise and a Capitalist Future Seven Stories Press, 2023.

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