Rethinking the Past in Cuba: a tribute to Alistair Hennessy

Author(s): 
Edited by Antoni Kapcia
Publication date: 
25 January 2018
ISBN: 
978-1-908857-42-2
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Description: 
This collection of essays and research articles has been designed, by its breadth of expertise and discipline, to pay suitable homage to the seminal influence and contribution made by the late Alistair Hennessy towards the development of Cuban studies. For that reason, it includes a judicious mixture of the old and the new, including several of the leading and internationally well-established experts on Cuban history, politics and culture, but also some up-and-coming researchers in the field; that mixture and the combination of topics (some addressing the past directly, others assessing the present within a historical context) reflects Hennessy’s own cross-disciplinary and open-minded approach to the study of the history of Cuba. 
Table of contents: 

Preface.
In memory of Alistair Hennessy    



Antoni Kapcia 



         



1. Spanish republicanism
and the colonial empire: Alistair Hennessey and Spain's democratic revolution



Christopher Schmidt-Nowara



 



2.
Rethinking pathways to the Cuban past



Louis A. Pérez,
Jr.
     



 



3. The origins of Cuban socialism



Fernando Martínez Heredia 



 



4. Persuading parliament: Rafael María de Labra, Spanish colonial policy
and the abolitionist



debate (July 1871)



Catherine Davies



 



5. Ethnic
whitening processes and the politics of race, labour and national identity in colonial
Cuba: a case study of Irish immigrants, 1818–45



Margaret Brehony                             



 



6. From Hispanic essays to
modern reporting: the evolution of Cuban journalism, considered through the figure
of Justo de Lara 



[VH1] Jordi Garrell       



 



7. The changing shape of Cuban cinema: a report and
a reflection                        



Michael Chanan



 



8. A
mixed economy of labour in a changing Cuba



Steve Ludlam 



 



9. What’s
in a name? Emigrant Cubans since 1959 and the curious evolution of discourse Antoni Kapcia                   



 



10. Decentering cubanidad.
Commodification, cosmopolitanism and diasporic engagement shaping the Cuban migration
to post-1989 Western Europe



Catherine Krull and Jean Stubbs

















 [VH1]This
is clunky. Perhaps ‘the figure of Justo de Lara’. Decide after editing the
chapter







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