Cuban Counterpoints

Cuban Counterpoints
Author : Mauricio Augusto Font
Publisher : Lexington Books
Total Pages : 294
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : 0739109685
ISBN 13 : 9780739109687
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cuban Counterpoints Book Description:

While Fernando Ortiz's contribution to our understanding of Cuba and Latin America more generally has been widely recognized since the 1940s, recently there has been renewed interest in this scholar and activist who made lasting contributions to a staggering array of fields. This book is the first work in English to reassess Ortiz's vast intellectual universe. Essays in this volume analyze and celebrate his contribution to scholarship in Cuban history, the social sciences--notably anthropology--and law, religion and national identity, literature, and music. Presenting Ortiz's seminal thinking, including his profoundly influential concept of 'transculturation', Cuban Counterpoints explores the bold new perspectives that he brought to bear on Cuban society. Much of his most challenging and provocative thinking--which embraced simultaneity, conflict, inherent contradiction and hybridity--has remarkable relevance for current debates about Latin America's complex and evolving societies.

Cuban Counterpoints
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Mauricio Augusto Font
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Lexington Books

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Language: en
Pages: 312
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Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages: 312
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Pages: 108
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Categories: Travel
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Pages: 196
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Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-02 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Pages: 464
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Categories: Travel
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Language: en
Pages: 199
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Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

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Pages: 282
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Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Bildner Western Hemisphere Studies

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Language: en
Pages: 220
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Pages: 243
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