First Published in 2016. If scholarship on Cuban studies after the 1959 revolution focused on the historical and cultural aspects of the construction of a socialist order, the post-1989 crisis of socialism in Central and Eastern Europe raised questions about the island’s state as a socialist model. The scholarly gaze gradually began to focus on possibilities for alternative transformations at various levels of social life rather than on the deepening of traditional twentieth-century state socialism. This volume explores the newly emergent themes and debates about Cuban society and history.
"This handbook fills a need to bring interested readers up to date with developments in Cuban culture and society after the Special Period, when the Soviet Union disappeared together with its generous subsidies. . .Summing Up: Recommended. All libraries."
"Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts offers in one volume a comprehensive view of the status of Cuban studies today. The book illuminates the growing salience of social issues and changes in music, literature, cinema, and theater, thus fostering a fuller understanding of historical and current social dynamics of a Cuba in transformation today. This compilation contributes to the development of a framework for understanding the ongoing transformations in the presence of changing structural dynamics."
— Sir Read-a-Lot