Publisher :Melville House Release Date :2011 ISBN :1935554255 Pages :258 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (935 users)
Download or read book Havana Real written by Yoani Sánchez and published by Melville House. This book was released on 2011 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Yoani Sanchez is an unusual dissident. She produces an intelligent diary about what it really means to live under the Castro regime in Cuba today: the difficulty of shopping and chronic hunger, the art of repairing ancient appliances, the struggles for real news and the burdens of reading a single-party newspaper. Through sensitive dispatches, Sanchez draws a vivid picture with brutal honesty. Her simple act of truth-telling, as published on her award-winning blog, GenerationY, is collected here for the first time in English.
Publisher :Melville House Release Date :2011-04-26 ISBN :1935554913 Pages :214 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (935 users)
Download or read book Havana Real written by Yoani Sanchez and published by Melville House. This book was released on 2011-04-26 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She's been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online—in disguise—at tourist hotspots. She's a blogger, she's a Cuban, and she's a worldwide sensation. Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime: the chronic hunger and the difficulty of shopping; the art of repairing ancient appliances; and the struggles of living under a propaganda machine that pushes deep into public and private life. For these simple acts of truth-telling her life is one of constant threat. But she continues on, refusing to be silenced—a living response to all who have ceased to believe in a future for Cuba.
Publisher :Apa Publications (UK) Limited Release Date :2023-01-01 ISBN :1839059036 Pages :872 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (839 users)
Download or read book The Rough Guide to Cuba (Travel Guide eBook) written by Rough Guides and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2023-01-01 with total page 872 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This practical travel guide to Cuba features detailed factual travel tips and points-of-interest structured lists of all iconic must-see sights as well as some off-the-beaten-track treasures. Our itinerary suggestions and expert author picks of things to see and do will make it a perfect companion both, ahead of your trip and on the ground. This Cuba guide book is packed full of details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information and top time-saving tips, including a visual list of things not to miss. Our colour-coded maps make Cuba easier to navigate while you're there. This guide book to Cuba has been fully updated post-COVID-19. The Rough Guide to CUBA covers: Havana; Artemisa and Pinar del Rio; Varadero, Matanzas and Mayabeque; Cienfuegos and Villa Clara; Trinidad and Sancti Spiritus; Ciego de Avila and Camaguey; Northern Oriente; Santiago de Cuba and Granma; Isla de la Juventud and Cayo Largo. Inside this Cuba travel guide you'll find: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER Experiences selected for every kind of trip to Cuba, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Varadero to family activities in child-friendly places, like Habana Vieja or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Trinidad Old Town. PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS Essential pre-departure information including Cuba entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more. TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES Includes carefully planned routes covering the best of Cuba, which give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip. DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter of this Cuba travel guide includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options. INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for visiting tobacco plantations and cigar factories or diving into the country's vibrant music scene. HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS Rough Guides' rundown of Trinidad Old Town, Habana Vieja, Santiago, Artemisa's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Cuba, even in a short time. HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, this Cuba guide book will help you find the best places, matching different needs. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter of this travel guide to Cuba features fascinating insights into Cuba, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Hotel Nacional and the spectacular Plaza Vieja. COLOUR-CODED MAPPING Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Havana, Varadero and many more locations in Cuba, reduce the need to go online. USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2012 ISBN :1442218037 Pages :659 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (442 users)
Download or read book An Introduction to World Politics written by Richard Oliver Collin and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2012 with total page 659 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text offers a very basic introduction to world politics. The book is not as theoretical as other introductory IR texts, but instead emphasizes the role of people in politics.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2018-01-04 ISBN :161069712X Pages :1720 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (61 users)
Download or read book Women's Lives around the World: A Global Encyclopedia [4 volumes] written by Susan M. Shaw and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2018-01-04 with total page 1720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing an in-depth look at the lives of women and girls in approximately 150 countries, this multivolume reference set offers readers transnational and postcolonial analysis of the many issues that are critical to the survival and success of women and girls. • Presents a broad postcolonial feminist examination of the lives of women and girls worldwide through essays about the female experience in individual countries • Provides sidebars that highlight details about individual women and interesting topics that affect women and girls • Includes primary source documents that offer readers a direct look at important statements, laws, and policies about women and girls
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2013-10-29 ISBN :1610690125 Pages :596 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (61 users)
Download or read book Cuba written by Ted A. Henken and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-10-29 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by some of the best-known independent scholars, citizen journalists, cyber-activists, and bloggers living in Cuba today, this book presents a critical, complete, and unbiased overview of contemporary Cuba. • Pays special attention to the opportunities, limitations, and challenges presented by the leadership of Raul Castro and his reforms • Provides an accurate, insider's perspective into contemporary Cuba supplied by Cubans who currently live and work on the island, in stark contrast with most accounts that are filtered through the lens of an outside observer • Supplies readers with a critical, comprehensive review of Cuban history, economics, politics, culture, and society that places current developments in historical context • Includes a glossary, an appendix of up-to-date statistical information, dozens of sidebars on a variety of important and unusual topics, and an annotated bibliography
Publisher :Rough Guides UK Release Date :2017-12-01 ISBN :1786718510 Pages :647 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (786 users)
Download or read book Insight Guides Cuba (Travel Guide eBook) written by Insight Guides and published by Rough Guides UK. This book was released on 2017-12-01 with total page 647 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the vibrancy and crumbling colonial faades of its capital, Havana, to its white-sand beaches, pulsating music scene and fascinating history, Cuba is a truly unique destination. Be inspired to visit with our new Insight Guide Cuba, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this enchanting country. An updated new edition by our expert authors. Stunning photography brings this delightful country and its people to life. Highlights of the country's top attractions, from revolution monuments to lush greenery, time-warped towns like Trinidad, and world-class cigar factories. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the sensual capital, Havana, to sleepy Cienfuegos and the cultural hub of Santiago de Cuba. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and the A-Z section will give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Publisher :SAGE Release Date :2013-02-21 ISBN :1412999588 Pages :1625 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (412 users)
Download or read book Cultural Sociology of Divorce written by Robert E. Emery and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2013-02-21 with total page 1625 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While the formal definition of divorce may be concise and straightforward (legal termination of a marital union, dissolving bonds of matrimony between parties), the effects are anything but, particularly when children are involved. The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that "40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue." Outside the U.S., divorce rates have markedly increased across developed countries. Divorce and its effects are a significant social factor in our culture and others. It might be said that a whole "divorce industry" has been constructed, with divorce lawyers and mediators, family counselors, support groups, etc. As King Henry VIII's divorces showed, divorce has not always been easy or accepted. In some countries, divorce is not permitted and even in Europe, countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of Ireland legalized divorce only in the latter quarter of the 20th century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects related to divorce as examined by disciplines ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion, all through a lens of cultural sociology. Features: 550 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 3 volumes (1,500 pages) in print and electronic formats, offering the most detailed reference work available on issues related to divorce, both in the U.S. and globally. Cross-References and Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. A Chronology provides students with context via a historical perspective of divorce. In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide convenient search-and-browse capabilities. For state and nation entries, uniform entry structure combined with an abundance of statistics facilitates comparison between and across states and nations. Appendices provide further annotated sources of data and statistics.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2016-07-30 ISBN :1137568348 Pages :287 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (137 users)
Download or read book Racial and Ethnic Identities in the Media written by Eleftheria Arapoglou and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-07-30 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the role and representation of ‘race’ and ethnicity in the media with particular emphasis on the United States. It highlights contemporary work that focuses on changing meanings of racial and ethnic identity as they are represented in the media; television and film, digital and print media are under examination. Through fourteen innovative and interdisciplinary case studies written by a team of internationally based contributors, the volume identifies ways in which ethnic, racial, and national identities have been produced, reproduced, stereotyped, and contested. It showcases new emerging theoretical approaches in the field, and pays particular attention to the role of race, ethnicity, and national identity, along with communal and transnational allegiances, in the making of identities in the media. The topics of the chapters range from immigrant newspapers and gangster cinema to ethnic stand-up comedy and the use of ‘race’ in advertising.
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2013-09-23 ISBN :1491706406 Pages :364 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (491 users)
Download or read book Digital Sisterhood written by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2013-09-23 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke became a pioneer in the digital universe twenty-seven years ago, when she logged in to the LexisNexis research service as a first-year law student at Howard University School of Law. She was immediately smitten with what the World Wide Web could do. Later, while attending the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, Leeke found herself in an Internet café, where she experienced an interaction that changed her life. Over time, through interactions and conversations both online and in-person, Leeke developed the concept of “digital sisterhood.” Embracing this revolutionary concept led to a complete career reinvention that finally allowed her to embrace her enormous creative spirit. She found in her digital sisters true “sheroes” and virtual mentors. Her blogging and social media adventures highlight the lessons she learned in the process, the reasons she launched the Digital Sisterhood Network, and the experiences that caused her to adopt what she terms the “fierce living” commitments. In her memoir, Leeke details her journey, sharing experiences and insights helped her and her digital sisters use the Internet as a self-discovery tool and identifying leadership archetypes that shaped her role as a social media leader.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2019-12-20 ISBN :1000026043 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 ( users)
Download or read book Ethnic Resonances in Performance, Literature, and Identity written by Yiorgos Kalogeras and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume seeks to weave applications of the dynamic concept of resonance to ethnic studies. Resonance refers to the ever broadening, multidirectional effects of movement or action, a concept significant for many disciplines. The individual chapters exchange the concept of static "intertextuality" for that of interactive "resonance," which encourages consideration of the mutual and processual influences among readings, paradigms, and social engagement in cultural analysis. International scholars of literary and cultural studies, linguistics, history, politics, or ethno-environmental studies contribute their work in this volume. Each chapter examines a specific ethnic phenomenon in terms of relevant literature, lived experience and theoretical approaches, or historical intervention, relating the given case study to parameters of resonance. The book offers dialogic transnational interchange, a play of eclectic ethnic voices, inquiries, perspectives, and differences. The studies in this interdisciplinary volume show that – through resonant engagement with(in) and between works – literary production can both enhance and disturb cultural narratives of ethnicity.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2018-02-20 ISBN :1631217305 Pages :300 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (631 users)
Download or read book Moon Havana written by Christopher P. Baker and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-02-20 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way Enchanting music, incredible cuisine, and stunning colonial architecture: Havana's beauty and charm captivate everyone who visits. Dive in with Moon Havana. Easy-to-use itineraries, from a revolutionary history tour to a week covering cars, cigars, and cabarets, tailored for adventurers, party animals, artists, beach bums, history buffs, and more Activities and unique ideas for every traveler: Stroll through Habana Vieja and admire the old-world architecture and plazas lit by gas lanterns. Savor delectable criollo cuisine, indulge in the world's finest cigars, or sip mojitos and cuba libres made from the best Cuban rum. Visit the Museo de la Revolución for a taste of history, or discover the ins and outs of Cuba's nightlife, from salsa dancing to LGBT hotspots. And, don't miss Havana's incredible performance scene: Pick from Rat-Pack-style lounges, Afro-Cuban beats, classical music, Cuban ballet and more Honest advice from award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker on the country he has studied for decades Full-color photos and detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own Background information on the landscape, history, government, and culture, including a Spanish phrasebook A comprehensive guide to travel laws, visas and officialdom, and health and safety tips Essential insight for travelers on transportation and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on With Moon Havana's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Island-hopping around the Caribbean? Try Moon Aruba or Moon Jamaica.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2013-07-18 ISBN :1136775439 Pages :296 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (136 users)
Download or read book Latin American Development written by Julie Cupples and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-07-18 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Latin America’s diverse political and economic struggles and triumphs have captured the global imagination. The region has been a site of brutal dictators, revolutionary heroes, the Cold War struggle and as a place in which the global debt crisis has had some of its most lasting and devastating impacts. Latin America continues to undergo rapid transformation, demonstrating both inspirational change and frustrating continuities. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to Latin American development in the twenty-first century, emphasizing political, economic, social, cultural and environmental dimensions of development. It considers key challenges facing the region and the diverse ways in which its people are responding, as well as providing analysis of the ways in which such challenges and responses can be theorized. This book also explores the region’s historical trajectory, the implementation and rejection of the neoliberal model and the role played by diverse social movements. Relations of gender, class and race are considered, as well as the ways in which media and popular culture are forging new global imaginaries of the continent. The text also considers the increasing difficulties that Latin America faces in confronting climate change and environmental degradation. This accessible text gives an overarching historical and geographical analysis of the region and critical analysis of recent developments. It is accompanied by a diverse range of critical historical and contemporary case studies from all parts of the continent, providing readers with the conceptual tools required to analyse theories on Latin American development. Each chapter ends with a summary section, discussion topics, suggestions for further reading, websites and media resources. This is an indispensable resource for scholars, students and practitioners.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2022-06-21 ISBN :198219121X Pages :544 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (982 users)
Download or read book Give Me Liberty written by David E. Hoffman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-06-21 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporter David E. Hoffman comes the riveting biography of Oswaldo Payá, a dissident who dared to defy Fidel Castro, inspiring thousands of Cubans to fight for democracy. Oswaldo Payá was seven years old when Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, promising to create a “free, democratic, and just Cuba.” But Castro instead created an authoritarian regime with little tolerance of free speech or thought. His secret police were trained to crush dissent by East Germany’s ruthless Stasi. Throughout Cuba’s 20th century history, the dream of democracy was often just within reach, only to be dashed by dictatorship and revived again by a new generation. Payá inherited this dream and it became his life’s work. As a teenager in Communist Cuba, he led a protest against the Soviet-led shattering of the Prague Spring. Before long, he was sent to Castro’s forced labor camps. Payá later became a leading voice of opposition and formed a pro-democracy movement. A devoted Catholic, he championed a simple, bedrock belief that rights are bestowed by God, and not the state. Every day, he witnessed these rights trampled in Cuba. He could not stay silent. Payá’s most daring challenge to the Cuban government was the Varela Project, a one-page citizen petition demanding free speech, a free press, freedom of association, freedom of belief, private enterprise, free elections and freedom for political prisoners. More than 35,000 people signed the Varela Project, an extraordinary outpouring of protest—with nothing more than pen and paper—against Castro’s decades of despotism. The regime responded by ignoring the petition, arresting dozens of Payá’s followers and sending them to prison for many years. After receiving multiple death threats, Payá was killed in a suspicious car wreck on a remote country road. Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David E. Hoffman returns with an epic portrait of a lone individual who had the courage, faith, and persistence to struggle for democracy against an unforgiving dictator. At its heart, Give Me Liberty is a sweeping account of one country’s tragic and continuing struggle for its freedom.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2019-01-04 ISBN :184888236X Pages :222 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (848 users)
Download or read book Space and Place: Exploring Critical Issues written by Didem Kılıçkıran and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-01-04 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Space and Place: Exploring Critical Issues' is an inter-disciplinary study exploring the nature of how we conceive, construct, interpret, practice, perceive and represent space and place.
Publisher :Gale, Cengage Learning Release Date :2016 ISBN :1410343499 Pages :24 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (41 users)
Download or read book A Study Guide for Milcha Sanchez-Scott's "The Cuban Swimmer" written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Milcha Sanchez-Scott's "The Cuban Swimmer," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Publisher :State University of New York Press Release Date :2014-06-16 ISBN :1438452470 Pages :385 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (438 users)
Download or read book Taking Risks written by Julie Shayne and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2014-06-16 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores activist scholarship in relation to feminism and social movements in the Americas. Taking Risks offers a creative, interdisciplinary approach to narrating the stories of activist scholarship by women. The essays are based on the textual analysis of interviews, oral histories, ethnography, video storytelling, and theater. The contributors come from many disciplinary backgrounds, including theater, history, literature, sociology, feminist studies, and cultural studies. The topics range from the underground library movement in Cuba, femicide in Juárez, community radio in Venezuela, video archives in Colombia, exiled feminists in Canada, memory activism in Argentina, sex worker activists in Brazil, rural feminists in Nicaragua, to domestic violence organizations for Latina immigrants in Texas. Each essay addresses two themes: telling stories and taking risks. The authors understand women activists across the Americas as storytellers who, along with the authors themselves, work to fill the Latin American and Caribbean studies archives with histories of resistance. In addition to sharing the activists’ stories, the contributors weave in discussions of scholarly risk taking to speak to the challenges and importance of elevating the storytellers and their histories. Julie Shayne is Principal Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell and Affiliate Associate Professor of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Washington Seattle. She is the author of They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism and The Revolution Question: Feminisms in El Salvador, Chile, and Cuba.