Aerial Imagination in Cuba: Stories from Above the Rooftops, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Aerial Imagination in Cuba

Stories from Above the Rooftops, 1st Edition

By Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier


144 pages

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Hardback: 9781138595958
pub: 2019-07-08
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Aerial Imagination in Cuba is a visual, ethnographic, sensorial, and poetic engagement with how Cubans imagine the sky as a medium that allows things to circulate. What do wi-fi antennas, cactuses, pigeons, lottery and congas have in common? This book offers a series of illustrated ethno-fictional stories to explore various practices and beliefs that have seemingly nothing in common: but if you look at the sky, there is more than meets the eye. By discussing the natural, religious and human-made visible and invisible aerial infrastructures—or systems of circulation—through short illustrated vignettes, Aerial Imagination in Cuba offers a highly creative way to explore the aerial space in Santiago de Cuba today.

Table of Contents


1. Wi-Fi

2. Cactus

3. Pigeon

4. Lottery

5. Conga


About the Author

Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria.

About the Series

Routledge Focus on Anthropology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General