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Planet/Cuba By Rachel Price

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A fascinating exploration of the dramatic transformations in Cuban art, literature, and cultural-political discourse in the post-Fidel era.
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Planet/Cuba: Art, Culture, and the Future of the Island by Rachel Price

Cuba has changed significantly in recent years, from seemingly minor allowances (such as the introduction of cell phones) to large-scale economic revisions. At the same time, many other changes unrelated to the political leadership of the island have changed everyday life in Cuba, from environmental challenges to new forms of consumption. Planet/Cuba examines how art and literature have responded to a new moment at once more globalized and less exceptional, more concerned with local, quotidian worries than international alliances; more threatened by the devastations of planetary capitalism and climate change than by the vagaries of the nation's government.

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Planet/Cuba Reviews

A rich revelation of Cuban art today; it will amaze, fascinate and instruct. Fredric Jameson This brilliant book charts the cultural life in Cuba from the coming to power of Raul Castro to the normalization of relations with the US. What could be more timely than a cognitive map of this already heterogeneous island, once a trigger point in the Cold War, as it is vectored by new forces that are planetary in reach neoliberalism, climate change, and pervasive surveillance? Hal Foster, author of "Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency" Price s insights into this complicated and conflictive landscape make for cultural criticism at its best ample in range, acute in its eye for the telling detail. Contemporary Cuba is a moving target and this book gets that, following along with clarity, grace and flashes of illumination. Rachel Weiss, author of "To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art" A superbly crafted book that takes scholarship on Cuban art and literature in a fresh, entirely new direction. "Planet/Cuba" is both uniquely timely and full of foresight: it will shape discussion of contemporary Cuba for years to come." Esther Whitfield, Brown University "This meticulously detailed text is a productive exploration of globalized Cuban art and culture." Publisher's Weekly "Price shrewdly surveys art in Cuba over the period since Fidel Castro ceded control of the government to his brother Raul...[An] excellent and welcome study." - E. Douglas, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Choice

About Rachel Price

Rachel Price is a professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. Her first book, The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil and Spain 1868-1968 is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press. She has published several articles and book chapters in various journals, including Frieze, La Habana Elegante, Grey Room, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Review, Americas Society.

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Planet/Cuba: Art, Culture, and the Future of the Island by Rachel Price
Rachel Price
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