Synopses & Reviews
is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section.
Cuban Studies 44 features a dossier on the Cuban economy that coversand#160; economic problems and causation since 2010 and their possible remedy; tax reform from 2010 to 2014; the reconfiguration of social and economic actors since 2011 and the prospects of a market economy; the functioning of state-owned companies within current restructuring policies; and changes in Cubaandrsquo;s trade deficit since 2009. Other topics include theand#160; consequences of the andldquo;Special Periodandrdquo; and the de/reconstruction of the andldquo;New Socialist Manandrdquo;; public health care policies in the post-Soviet era;and#160; the Wallace Stevens poem andldquo;Academic Discourse at Havanaandrdquo;;and#160; U.S. General Fitzhugh Leeandrsquo;s role inand#160; Cuban independence; Josandeacute; Martandiacute;andrsquo;s death as a myth of the Cuban nation-building project; andldquo;Operation Pedro Panandquot; and the framing of childhood memories in the Cuban American community; and the social and political control of nonconformists in 1960s Cuba.
About the Author
Alejandro de la Fuente is the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University and director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute in the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. He is the author of Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century and A Nation for All: Race, Inequality, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Cuba, and is the editor of Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art.