IJCS Vol. 8.2 Winter 2016

Culture and Institution: Cuban Dynamics of Change


Guest editors: Nils Graber, Jérôme Leleu et Blandine Destremau

Special article

Fidel Castro, hero of the disinherited
Salim Lamrani, University of La Reunión

Academic articles

Vicinity matters: Cuba’s reforms in comparative perspective

Ricardo Torres, University of Havana

La sociedad cubana antes los cambios actuales. Sus retos y complejidades

Pablo Rodríguez Ruiz, Cuban Institute of Anthropology

Cuban internationalism and contemporary humanitarianism: history, comparison and perspectives

Marie Michele Grenon, University of Laval

La Salud Pública en Cuba: años 2005-2014

Enrique Beldarraín Chaple, National Centre of Scientific Medical Information, Cuba

(Post)-Soviet Diaspora in Cuba

Jenny Cruz Cabrera, María Regina Cano Orúe, Dmitri Prieto Samsónov, Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO)

Methodological Considerations on the Experience of Undertaking Doctoral Research in the Agricultural Sector in Cuba during the Special Period (1998-2000)

Julia Wright, Coventry University

Is there church history in revolutionary Cuba? Accessing and analysing Cuban Catholic sources

Petra Kuivala, University of Helsinki

La influencia del culto a los orishas en la patrimonialización del Central Méjico (Matanzas).

Maxime Toutain, University of Toulouse II


Book Reviews

Salim Lamrani, Cuba, the Media, and the Challenge of Impartiality, Reviewed by Alessandro Badella

Michelle Chase, Revolution within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba 1952-62, Reviewed by Denise Baden

Fernando Morais, The Last Soldiers of the Cold War: The Story of the Cuban Five and Mary-

Alice Waters ed., It’s the Poor Who Face the Savagery of the US ‘Justice’ System: The Cuban Five Talk About Their Lives Within the US Working Class , Reviewed by Laurence Goodchild

William M. Leogrande and Peter Kornbluh, Back Channel to Cuba: the Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana, Reviewed by Steve Ludlam


Steve Cushion. A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution: How the Working Class Shaped the Guerrillas’ Victory, Reviewed by Gary Prevost