Cuba Today

October 4-5, 2004
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Cuba Today explored con­tem­po­rary Cuban real­ity since the early 1990s. The cri­sis of state social­ism after 1989 chal­lenged pre-existing poli­cies, prac­tices, and assump­tions, pro­vid­ing incen­tives for reform. Many areas of social life have expe­ri­enced con­sid­er­able change, while lega­cies of the rev­o­lu­tion endure. The sym­po­sium probed pat­terns of con­ti­nu­ity and change in eco­nom­ics, pol­i­tics and pol­icy, civil soci­ety, art and lit­er­a­ture, race rela­tions and national iden­tity, and Cuba’s role in world affairs.


This volume includes papers originally discussed at the symposium, “Cuba Today: Continuity and Change since the ‘Periodo Especial'” (The Graduate Center, City University of New York, October 40-5, 2004). The essays in this collection explore Cuba’s realities since the 90s in terms of continuities and change in economics, politics, civil society, and Cuba’s role in the world.

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