Monday, June 29, 2015

Cuban Studies, No. 43: Demographic Challenges for Cuba and its Diaspora


Cuban Studies 43

Edited by Alejandro de la Fuente

ISBN 978-0-8229-4421-8
ISSN 0361-4441
Cloth $45.00

Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly
work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in
English and Spanish and a large book review section.
Beginning with Cuban Studies 34, the publication is
available electronically through Project MUSE®.

Cuban Studies 43 is the first volume of the Cuban 
Studies series produced under a new editorial team
based at Harvard University. The journal was dormant
for several years, a transitional period during which it
depended on guest editors and occasional submissions.
That period is over and we are pleased to report that
Cuban Studies, now one of the longest lasting academic
journals dealing with Cuban topics published anywhere
in the world, has entered a new era.

In addition to papers in history, culture, and politics,
Cuban Studies 43 contains a central dossier on demo-
graphy. This dossier charts some of the important
changes experienced by the Cuban population
—including those living abroad—and some of the
challenges posed by those changes (such as aging,
or the changing composition of the expatriate community).
A paper in the dossier looks carefully at infant mortality
figures and raises poignant questions concerning
methodologies and results.

Sergio Diaz-Briquets
Roberto M. Gonzales
Alejandro Portes and Aaron Puhrmann

Maria del Carmen Barcia
Armando Chaguaceda
Alejandro de la Fuente
Lillian Guerra
Jennifer Lambe
Louis Pérez Jr.
Rafael Rojas
Emily Snyder
María de los Ángeles Torres

For review copy information, please contact:
Maria Sticco, publicist, University of Pittsburgh Press

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. 


Cuban Studies 44
Edited by Alejandro de la Fuente

ISBN 978-0-8229-4447-8
ISSN 0361-4441
Cloth $45.00

Cuban Studies 44 features a dossier on the Cuban 

economy that covers 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 Cuba’s trade deficit 
since 2009. Other topics include the consequences of the 
“Special Period” and the de/reconstruction of the “New 
Socialist Man”; public health care policies in the post-Soviet 
era; the Wallace Stevens poem “Academic Discourse at 
Havana”; U.S. General Fitzhugh Lee’s role in Cuban 
independence; José Martí’s death as a myth of the Cuban 
nation-building project; “Operation Pedro Pan” and the 
framing of childhood memories in the Cuban American 
community; and the social and political control of non-
conformists in 1960s Cuba.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, do you have the content for the book reviews section? Thank you.