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 IJCS 9.2

CONTENTS

Editorial

This Issue

Stephen Wilkinson

Obituary

Obituary

Steve Ludlam

Academic Articles

The US–Cuba Policy Shift as Viewed by The New York Times: A Critical Analysis from the Island 180

Yoan Karell Acosta González

Making Prophecy: Time in José Lezama Lima’s Cultural Thought

Robert S. Lesman

De las marcas y otros signos distintivos en Cuba:  Historia y Derecho

Yeney Acea Valdés

Historical Preservation in Havana: Planning for the Next Generation of NGO Leaders

Karl Besel and Jesús Rafael Pico

Student Article

Arquitectura Cuba and the Early Revolutionary Project

Patrick Calmon de Carvalho Braga

Book Reviews

Dirk Kruijt, Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History

By Gary Prevost

Margaret Randall, Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression

By Emily J. Kirk

Marc D. Perry, Negro Soy Yo: Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba

By Daliany Jerónimo Kersch

Harry “Pombo” Villegas, Cuba & Angola: The War for Freedom

By Laurence Goodchild

Arnold August, Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and beyond

By Alessandro Badella

Melissa Blanco Borelli, She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body

By Delia Neyra Tercero

List of Contributors

Guidelines for Contributors

Subscriptions

THIS ISSUE

Stephen Wilkinson

OBITUARY

Steve Ludlam

THE US–CUBA POLICY SHIFT AS VIEWED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS FROM THE ISLAND

Yoan Karell Acosta González

Abstract

This article is the result of critical discourse analysis (CDA) research on a corpus of 190 articles published by The New York Times (NYT) on Cuba, in the crucial period between 17 December 2014 (17D) and 28 December 2015, that is, over the first year after the beginning of the new US Cuba policy. In an attempt to help understand the complex relations between Cuba and the US, the article analyses ideological trends and the way some controversial issues are discussed by the newspaper.

Keywords: US Cuba policy, ideology, CDA, NYT

MAKING PROPHECY: TIME IN JOSÉ LEZAMA LIMA’S CULTURAL THOUGHT

Robert S. Lesman

Abstract

In his many essays on literary and cultural topics, the Cuban writer José Lezama Lima (1910–1976) develops a complex system of ideas about history and time. Lezama objects to simplistic ways of conceptualising temporality and favours a flexible notion of time. His way of thinking on the subject is bound up with his preference for literary or generally artistic expression as opposed to what he sees as the problematic ontological claims of historiography. He privileges the artistic image as a force that can transcend linearities and determinisms. Lezama sees the image as essentially future-oriented, as a force that makes possible an arc of Cuban cultural progress that stretches forward in time.

Keywords: José Lezama Lima, Cuban literature, history, time, the Cuban Revolution, Catholicism

DE LAS MARCAS Y OTROS SIGNOS DISTINTIVOS EN CUBA: HISTORIA Y DERECHO

Yeney Acea Valdés

Resumen

La necesidad de identificar objetos, personas, fenómenos naturales y sociales ha estado ligada al desarrollo del hombre, en este sentido los signos distintivos, desde el punto de vista jurídico, se han erigido como una herramienta fundamental para el desarrollo de la actividad empresarial. En Cuba, país con una fuerte tradición desde el punto de vista del uso de los signos distintivos en la industria tabacalera, el Derecho no ha estado al margen de las diversas tendencias y exigencias internacionales. El presente estudio constituye una síntesis apretada de los principales momentos, desde el ámbito del Derecho, por los cuales han transitado las marcas y otros signos distintivos en Cuba.

Palabras claves: marcas, Cuba, signos distintivos

HISTORICAL PRESERVATION IN HAVANA: PLANNING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF NGO LEADERS

Karl Besel and Jesús Rafael Pico

Abstract

Havana is home to some of the most impressive and best preserved historical monuments not only in the Caribbean, but in North America as a whole. While small and restricted by governmental policies, Cuban nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) have worked in tandem with national and international groups to foster successful preservation strategies with regard to primary tourist sites. The next generation of NGO leaders will need to expand this focus to include Havana’s historic residential areas. Implications of this article include competencies and values that new NGO leaders will need to exhibit in order to formulate and implement plans to benefit Havana’s residents.

Keywords: historical preservation, NGOs, succession planning

ARQUITECTURA CUBA AND THE EARLY REVOLUTIONARY PROJECT

Patrick Calmon de Carvalho Braga

Abstract

No prior scholarly work on Cuban architectural and intellectual history has yet focused on Arquitectura Cuba, a periodical published by the Colegio Nacional de Arquitectos, as an archive. However, issues of the publication from the early years of the Cuban Revolution (especially 1959 and 1960) provide an indication of state-sponsored views on architecture, urbanism and the interplay between these and the socialist project in Cuba. Using articles and editorials from Arquitectura Cuba alongside other contemporary sources, this article focuses on and critiques three themes that recur throughout these issues: the idea of architecture as a socially minded profession, the need for urbanisation of the countryside as a core goal of the new Cuban state and the interplay between global modernism and localised practices. Ultimately, this investigation illustrates potential methodological directions and archival sources for Cuban architectural and social historiography, revealing another lens to read the Cuban Revolution and its legacies today.

Keywords: Cuban Revolution, history of architecture, urban planning, modernism, socialism

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