Identity, Nationality, and Culture
With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.
- ISBN 13 : 1469601419
- ISBN 10 : 9781469601410
- Judul : On Becoming Cuban
- Sub Judul : Identity, Nationality, and Culture
- Pengarang : Louis A. Pérez Jr.,
- Kategori : History
- Penerbit : UNC Press Books
- Bahasa : en
- Tahun : 2012
- Halaman : 608
- Google Book : https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=u-VRqkpThREC&source=gbs_api
This break with the past gave rise to a new generation of merchants, managers,
and entrepreneurs. ''Even in the lower classes, among the humble citizens, a true
revolution has been in progress. At present a large number of young men are ...