Cuba Beyond The Beach: Stories Of Life In Havana by Karen DubinskyCuba Beyond The Beach: Stories Of Life In Havana by Karen Dubinsky

Cuba Beyond The Beach: Stories Of Life In Havana

byKaren Dubinsky

Paperback | September 8, 2016

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Havana is Cuba?s soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, neighbourhoods, and personalities of a complicated and contradictory city. Her affectionate, humorous vignettes illustrate how Havana?s residents?old Communist ladies, their sceptical offspring, musicians, underground vendors, entrepreneurial landlords, and poverty-stricken professors?go about their daily lives.

As Cuba undergoes dramatic change, there is much to appreciate, and learn from, in the unlikely world Cubans have collectively built for themselves.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Queen?s University Student Overseas Travel Fund - The Sonia Enjamio Fund, which funds Cuban/Canadian student exchange.

Karen Dubinsky started visiting Cuba in 1978, and has lived in Havana intermittently since 2004. She is a professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen?s University and co-teaches a course in Havana for Queen?s students. She is the author of The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara ...
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Title:Cuba Beyond The Beach: Stories Of Life In HavanaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:September 8, 2016Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771132698

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: More than a Beach, More than a Revolution
  • : Cubans, Canadians, and Americans: A Peculiar Triangle
  • : Telling ?The Truth? about Cuba
  • : A City of Stories
  • Part One: Gente de Zona?The People in the Neighbourhood
  • : A Country of Old Ladies
  • : ?There?s a Beer at the Hospital, but Where Did You Get Those Eggs?? Our Daily Bread
  • : Bicycles and Beautiful Cakes
  • : Pánfilo: The Jama Jama Guy as Cold War Superstar
  • : Pregoneros: The Musical Theatre of the Street
  • : Cerro and My Gay Trade Union
  • : Women, Men, and the Everyday Battles of the Street
  • : The Futuros Communistas Daycare Centre and Other Anomolies of Cuban Childhood
  • Part Two : Those Who Dream with their Ears: The Sound of Havana
  • : Walking out into the Night Music: Random Horns and Everyday Reggaetón
  • : How Cuban Music Made Me a Better Historian
  • : Interactivo and El Brecht on Wednesdays
  • : Mourning Santiago
  • : ?Music is my Weapon? Telmary Díaz and Rochy Ameneiro: Two Powerful Women of Sound
  • : The Fábrica de Arte Cubano
  • Part Three : La Nueva Cuba: Life in the New Economy
  • : Chopped Vegetables, Restaurants, and Other Signs of a Middle Class
  • : Technological Disobedience and the Entrepreneurship of the Poor
  • : Real Estate as Magic Realism
  • : Taxi! Why I Don?t Talk in Cuban Taxis
  • : The Havana You Don?t Know?Street Crime, Corruption, and Sociolismo
  • : A Few Stories about Garbage
  • Part Four : Cubans in the World, The World in Cuba
  • : Life Without the Internet
  • : The Drama of the Suitcases: How to Smuggle a Salmon into Havana
  • : Taking Cubans to Costco
  • : The Thermometer that Struck up a Beautiful Friendship
  • : Looking for the Enemy in Manhattan: How My Friend Emilia Ended the Cold War
  • Conclusion : Todo Será Distinto? Our Uncertain Futures
  • Notes
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

Cuba beyond the Beach is one of those books that should be devoured by everyone interested in that mysterious island, and anyone else who simply enjoys a great read.