Havana The Making of Cuban Culture

Havana
Co-auteur: Kapcia
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781859738320
  • Druk: illustrated edition
  • juli 2005
  • 256 pagina's
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Fat cigars, big cars, dirty money, vibrant music, intellectual ferment. Havana, since its creation in 1535, has long offered a unique, bewildering mix of the backward and the hip, the seedy and the sophisticated. In many respects, it shares the characteristics of other colonial or post-colonial cities of the Caribbean and Latin America. But at the same time, Havana created its own niche both as an international city and a dynamic national capital. Despite Cuba's fluctuating fortunes, Havana has always managed to thrive and develop its own unique character as an urban, social, economic, cultural and political site. Havana offers a sweeping account of the city and its cultural development, focusing especially on the last two centuries and on the role played by the city's cultural communities in the search for national identity. The author introduces us to a marginal city with roots in the sixteenth century, taking us through the periods when it was a sugar boomtown, pulled between empires, a decadent metropolis, a site of both cultural revolution and relative stagnation during the development of the Revolution to its revival in the 1990s. He looks at the often creative tensions between external influences (especially Spain, France and the United States) and indigenous cultural pressures. Areas covered include architecture, literature, music, dance, cinema and the press. Cosmopolitan playground and nationalist vanguard, Havana has developed its own style while at the same time both reflecting and directing the complicated politics of the whole of Cuba. This book offers a concise introduction to one of the most intriguing cities of the twenty-first century.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
illustrated edition
Verschijningsdatum
juli 2005
Afmetingen
Afmeting: 15,6 x 23,4 cm
Aantal pagina's
256 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Originele Titel
Havana: The Making Cuban Culture

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EAN
9781859738320

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
Gewicht
517 g
Studieboek
Nee
Verpakking breedte
156 mm
Verpakking hoogte
234 mm
Verpakking lengte
234 mm

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