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ISBN-10: 1478009640
ISBN-13: 9781478009641
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 10/09/2020
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 6.00" W, 0.38" H

The Cuban Hustle: Culture, Politics, Everyday Life

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In The Cuban Hustle, Sujatha Fernandes explores the multitudinous ways artists, activists, and ordinary Cubans have hustled to survive and express themselves in the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse. Whether circulating information on flash drives as a substitute for the internet or building homemade antennas to listen to Miami’s hip hop radio stations, Cubans improvise alternative strategies and workarounds to contend with ongoing isolation. Throughout these essays, Fernandes examines the emergence of dynamic youth cultures and social movements as Cuba grappled with economic collapse, new digital technologies, the normalization of diplomatic ties with the United States during the Obama administration, and the regression of US-Cuban relations in the Trump era. From reflections on feminism, new Cuban cinema, and public art to urban slums, the Afro-Cuban movement, and rumba and hip hop, Fernandes reveals Cuba to be a world of vibrant cultures grounded in an ethos of invention and everyday hustle.

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"In a complex and nuanced way, Sujatha Fernandes describes Cuba's most recent two decades, focusing on subjects that have not been written about in this much detail. She contributes to a new understanding of present-day Cuba–and its many fascinating idiosyncrasies, tensions, and creative solutions to complicated problems–in an engaging and politically sophisticated style that general readers will enjoy."–Margaret Randall, author of "I Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary"
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ISBN-10: 1478009640
ISBN-13: 9781478009641
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 10/09/2020
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 6.00" W, 0.38" H
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