Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Cuban Studies Bibliography

Books

  • Bioética: desde una perspectiva cubana. José Ramón Acosta Sariego, editor. La Habana: Centro “Félix Varela”, 1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: QH 332 .B555 1997
  • Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and Perspectives [2nd ed.] edited by Charles A. Woods and Florence E. Sergile. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: QH 109 .A1 B56 2001
  • Los bosques de Cuba: historia y características. Enrique del Risco Rodríguez. Ciudad de La Habana: Editorial Científico-Técnica, c1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: QK 227 .R57 1995
  • Conquering Nature: The Environmental Legacy of Socialism in Cuba. Sergio Díaz-Briquets and Jorge Pérez-López. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: GE 160 .C9 D53 1999
  • Contribución a la educación y la protección ambiental: hombre y medio ambiente. Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnología Nucleares, Catedra de Medio Ambiente. Havana: Editorial Academia, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: [in process, check library catalog]
  • “Cuba: A Successful Case Study of Sustainable Agriculture.” [Chapter] IN: Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment. edited by Fred Magdoff, John Bellamy Foster, and Frederick H. Buttel. New York: Monthly Review Press, c2000.
    Location: H-T Stacks: HD 9000.5 .H86 2000
  • Cuba: su medio ambiente después de medio milenio: legislación, estrategia ambiental nacional, comercio exterior, inversión extranjera. Teresita González Novo, Ignacio García Díaz. Ciudad de La Habana: Editorial Academia: Cesigma: Editorial Científico-Técnica, c1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3305 .G66 1998
  • Cuban Environmental Law: the Framework Environmental Law and an Index of Cuban Environmental Legislation. introductions by Oliver A. Houck and Orlando Rey Santos; edited by Jerry Speir. [New Orleans, La.]: Tulane Law School; [Washington, D.C.]: Center for Marine Conservation, c1999
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3305 .C828 1999
    [also in Tulane Law Library: KGN3305 .C82 1999]
  • Cultivating Havana: Urban Agriculture and Food Security in the Years of Crisis. Catherine Murphy. Oakland, CA: Food First Institute for Food and Development Policy, c1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: HV 696 .F6 F64 no.12
  • Environmental Technology Transfer and Foreign Investment: Factors Impacting Environmental Protection in a Transition-Era Cuba. Leiva, Aldo. Miami, FL.: Cuban Studies Association, c1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: [in process as of 5-18-05; check library catalog]
  • “El espejo de las “Sugar Islands”. El problema del combustible en los ingenios cubanos hasta mediados del Siglo XIX y sus repercusiones paisajisticas.” Reinaldo Funes Monzote. [Chapter] IN: La Construcción Histórica del Paisaje Agrario en España y Cuba. Alberto Sabio Alcutén e Iñaki Iriarte Goñi (eds.). Madrid: Libros de la Catarata, 2003.
    Location: H-T Stacks: S 469 .S7 C66 2003
  • Geografía del Medio Ambiente: Una Alternativa del Ordenamiento Ecológico. Edición de Miriam I. Arcia Rodríguez. México: Univ. Autónoma del Estado de México, 1994. [A basic, well-organized academic presentation on using the methodology of geography in environmental research. Examples mostly from Cuba.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Law of the Environment. Cuba. [Havana?]: Centro de Information de la Energia, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3305 .A31997 A7 1999
  • Límites socioculturales de la educación ambiental: (acercamiento desde la experiencia caribeña). Carlos Jesús Delgado Díaz. México, D.F.: Siglo Veinteuno; [Chetumal]: Gobierno del Estado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: JA 75.8 .D454 2002
  • Martí y la naturaleza. compilación, Eugenia Olazábal, Rosa González, Josefina Toledo. La Habana: Centro de Información, Divulgación y Educación Ambiental, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1783 .M38 M287 1995
  • The National System of Marine Protected Areas in Cuba. La Habana: National Center for Protected Areas, 2004. [Provides an overview of coastal and marine protected areas in Cuba, which constitute a subsystem within the National System of Protected Areas. Describes the evolution of the subsystem, its legal framework, its managing and planning principles, MPA zoning and network connectivity issues, international issues, and plans for future improvements.—abstract from OCLC/Worldcat database.]
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Naturaleza cubana. Carlos Wotzkow Miami, Fla.: Ediciones Universal, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: QH 109 .C9 W68 1998
  • Panorama ambiental de Cuba 2000. La Habana: CIGEA: Editorial Academia, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: GE 320 .C9 P36 2001
  • Phytogeography and Vegetation Ecology of Cuba. A. Borhidi Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1991.
    Location: H-T LAL: QK 227 .B67 1991
  • The Poisoning of Paradise: Environmental Pollution in the Republic of Cuba. José R. Oro [United States]: Endowment for Cuban American Studies, c1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: TD 184.5 .C9 O76 1992
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba. edited by Fernando Funes … [et al.]. Oakland, Calif.: Food First Books: Co-published with ACTAF (Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agrícolas y Forestales) and CEAS (Centro de Estudios de AgriculturaSostenible, Universidad Agraria de La Habana): [Milford, Conn.: Distributed by LPC Group], c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: S 477 .C8 T7313 2002
  • “Sustainable Agriculture Embedded in a Global Future: Agriculture in the United States and Cuba.” Ivette Perfecto. [Chapter] IN: Environmental Justice: Issues, Policies, and Solutions. edited by Bunyan Bryant. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, c1995.
    Location: H-T Stacks: GE 180 .E585 1995
  • “The Tensed Embrace of Tourism and Traditional Environments: exclusionary practices in Cancun, Cuba, and southern Florida.” Robery Mugerauer. [Chapter] IN: The End of Tradition? edited by Nezar AlSayyad. London; New York: Routledge, 2004.
    Location: Architecture Library: B105.T7 E53 2004
  • Los trabajos de ajuste y combate: naturaleza y sociedad en la historia de América Latina. Guillermo Castro Herrera. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba: Casa de las Américas, 1995, c1994
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 130 .E5 C38 1995
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba. edited by Fernando Funes … [et al.]. Oakland, Calif.: Food First Books: Co-published with ACTAF (Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agrícolas y Forestales) and CEAS (Centro de Estudios de Agricultura Sostenible, Universidad Agraria de La Habana): [Milford, Conn.: Distrib. by LPC Group], c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: S 477 .C8 T7313 2002
  • Transformando el campo cubano: avances de la agricultura sostenible. editores, Fernando Funes … [et al.] Habana, Cuba: Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agricolas y Forestales: Centro de Estudios de Agricultura Sostenible; Oakland, Calif.: Instituto para las Políticas de Alimentacíon, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: S 477 .C8 T73 2001
  • Turismo de naturaleza en Cuba. Norman Medina, Jorge Santamarina. Ciudad de La Habana, [Cuba]: Ediciones Unión, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: G 155 .C9 M43 2004

Articles

  • “Aspectos económicos de la protección de los recursos hidráulicos en Cuba.” Liovin, Anatoli. Economía y Desarrollo. [Univ. de La Habana, Instituto de Economía 42, (julio/agosto, 1977), p. 44-69.
    [Discusses the serious and growing problem of water pollution in Cuba and its negative impact on the environment, public health, recreational areas and fishing resources.]
    Location: H-T LAL: HB9 .E39
  • “Colonization Has Not Yet Ended: Evidence of the Degradation of the Environment and Society.” Yunen, Rafael Emilio. Islas 104, (Jan-Apr, 1993) pp. 179-189 (0047-1542).
    [Concludes that Euro-American resource exploitation will eventually wipe out all global diversity & produce a way of life that is neither stable nor sustainable.]
    Location: H-T LAL: 972.91 (060) I82
  • “Cuba Reefs: A Last Caribbean Refuge.” Benchley, Peter. National Geographic v. 201 no. 2 (February 2002) p. 44-67. [The Cuban government is well aware that environmental sensitivity is a valuable commodity in the tough competition for the global tourist dollar. The value of fish as a commercial product is being compared with the value of all marine creatures as tourist attractions.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: G 1 .N27
  • “Cuba’s Agriculture After the New Reforms: Between Stagnation and Sustainable Development.” Hans-Jurgen Burchardt. Socialism and Democracy 15, no.1(29) (spring-summer, 2001): 141-154.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Cuba’s Biological Weapons.” Richard Levins. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 15, no. 2 (June, 2004): 31-33.
    Location: H-T Stacks: HD75.6 .C36
  • “Dark Times for Cuba’s Sabal Palms: Zapata Swamp.” Wechsler, Doug. International Wildlife v. 28 no. 2 (March/April 1998) p. 38-43.
    [The clear cutting of sabal palms in Cuba’s Zapata Swamp is putting the entire ecosystem at risk.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: S960 .I55
  • “Ecology and Marx’s Vision of Communism.” Burkett, Paul. Socialism and Democracy 17, no. 2(34), (summer-fall, 2003) pp. 41-72.
    [Challenges claims that the work of Karl Marx exhibits an anti-ecological ethic of human domination over nature to argue that Marx’s criteria were consistent with ecological standards.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Ecotourism in the Caribbean Region: Seizing the Opportunity.” Silva, M. Industry and Environment Vol. 24, no. 3-4, (July-Dec., 2001) pp. 16-20.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Emeralds of the Cauto: Women’s Role in Reforestation in Cuba’s Cauto River Basin.” Perez, Alberto D., Choices (New York, N.Y.) v. 11 no. 1 (March 2002) p. 8-9.
    [The reforestation of Cuba’s Cauto river basin is a highly successful experiment in advancing the region’s environmental rehabilitation and economic and social progress. Women have been pivotal in this development and in planning for future activities.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Environmental Degradation and Vulnerability in Cuba.” Portela, A.H. & Aguirre, B.E. Natural Hazards Review Vol. 1, no. 3, (Aug 2000) pp.171-179. [Presents a review of what is known about environmental degradation and vulnerability in Cuba. It has sections on air pollution, water pollution, deforestation, soil degradation, decaying urban infrastructure, and hazards and disasters.]
    Location: [online access only via Tulane Library]
  • “Environmental Diagnosis: Initial Step in the Implementation of a System of Environmental Management.” Isaac, C. & Velazquez, R. [from a Conference: Contaminacion y Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras. [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Energy & Environment: Hard Choices: Pressures Run High for Developing Countries.” Castro Diaz-Balart, Fidel. Philosophy and Social Action 28, no. 4, (Oct-Dec, 2002) pp. 23-30.
    [Discusses the prospects for environmentally sustainable safe energy in the developing world.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “The Environmental Education, An Effective Teaching for the Conservation of Our Environment.” Isla, Molleda M.; Arencibia, Carballo G.; Reyes, E.; Ali, A.; Almira, I.; Carredeguas, Maria C; Capetillo, N. [from a Conference: 2do. Taller Internacional Contaminacion y Proteccion del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 24-27 Apr 2001.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras Vol. Numero Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Factors Contributing to the Outcome of Stocking Programmes in Cuban Reservoirs.” Quiros, R., and Mari, A. Fisheries Management & Ecology 6, no.3 (June, 1999) p241, 14p.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Getting Things Done in Cuba.” Hendrix, Steve. International Wildlife v. 30 no. 1 (January/February 2000) p. 36-43. [Cuba is the Caribbean’s largest and most environmentally diverse island, but its almost total isolation from the rest of the world makes conservation a maddening mix of promise and frustration.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: S960 .I55
  • “Greening Cuba.” Barclay, Eliza E. The Environmental Magazine v. 15 no. 3 (May/June 2004) p. 18-20, 22-3.
    [In the wake of the government’s initiative to electrify Cuba with solar, wind, micro-hydro, and biomass energy, the country has emerged as a model for environmental innovation.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “HELPing Cuba.” Naiman, Tom. Wildlife Conservation 105: no. 5 (Sep/Oct, 2002) p9, 1/4p.
    [Reports on the implementation of the Habitat Ecology Learning Program (HELP) by the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cuba. Information on the natural resources in Cuba; From a workshop held in 2002 by Cuban environmental educators and schoolteachers.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Innovations for Sustainable Development in Cities of the South: The Habitat-Cuba Approach.” Carlos Garcia Pleyan. Development Practice 11, no. 2-3 (May, 2001): 332-335.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “The Marine Fisheries in Cuba.” Baisre, J. [from a Conference: 1. Taller Internacional Contaminacion y Proteccion del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras no. Numero Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Nature and Religions of African Origin.” Arguelles Mederos, Anibal. Convergencia 5, no. 15, (Jan-Apr, 1998) pp. 103-114 (1405-1435).
    [Concepts of nature in African religion & the association between man & natural elements are explored, using examples from African religions as practiced in Cuba & elsewhere in Latin America.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Necessity is the Mother of Ecology.” Kaufman, Holly. Utne Reader; Issue 62, (March/April, 1994 ) p168, 3p.
    [Reports on how the economic crisis has lead to an environmental revolution in Cuba; Cubans’ use of energy-efficient modes of transportation; Drop in the country’s energy consumption; Reforestation campaign; Negative environmental effects of the economic crisis; Cuba’s long-held awareness of environmental conservation.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: PN 4784 .U53 U88
  • “The New Green Movement in Cuba.” Emily Cohen. Peace Review 16, no. 1 (March, 2004): pp. 99-105.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Small-Scale Urban Agriculture in Havana and the Reproduction of the New Man in Contemporary Cuba.” Adriana Premat. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe 75 (Oct., 2003): pp. 85-99.
    Location: H-T LAL: Z1605 .B642
  • “University Environmental Education and Social Sciences: Strategies to Reach the Sustainable Development.” Lizano, B; Alfonso, P. [from a Conference: 1. Taller Internacional Contaminacion y Proteccion del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras no. Número Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Wastes of the Cuban Fishing Industry and their Impact on the Environment.” Suarez, G; Romero, T. [from a Conference: 1. Taller Internacional Contaminación y Protección del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras no. Número Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Water Resources and their Significance in the 21st Century: The case of Cuba.” Franco, D.P. Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering/Ingenieria Hidraulica y Ambiental Vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 9-12. 2002.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Wild Cuba: The Caribbean’s Unlikely Nature Preserve.” Eugene Linden. Smithsonian 34: no. 2 (May, 2003) p.94-106.
    Location: H-T Stacks: AS 30 .S61

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Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.


Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.

New Orleans Jazz Museum to host transcribathon of Spanish and French colonial documents

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The New Orleans Jazz Museum will be hosing a “Colonial Documents Transcribathon” on Saturday, October 13. A transcribathon is an all-day event where lovers of language and history come together to transcribe and encode hand-written manuscripts. Transcribers will learn to use cutting-edge technology to transcribe documents from the museum’s collection of eighteenth-century French and Spanish colonial records. These transcriptions will help people around the world learn about the colonial history of New Orleans and its environs. The NOLA Jazz Museum Transcribathon will also feature live music, a bar, tours of the collections, a raffle with prizes, and invited speakers.

The events welcome brand-new and experienced transcribers with any level of French or Spanish, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Jazz Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection of colonial records.

To learn more and to RSVP, please event the official event website.

Carnaval Latino and Parade of the Americas

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Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on October 13 through October 15, 2018.

The Hispanic culture has thrived in New Orleans for almost 300 years, and Spanish influence can be seen all over the city. To celebrate the best of Latin culture, Carnaval Latino returns to the downtown area.

The Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association hosts the festival to celebrate the music, food, art and culture of Latin America. Numerous musicians, both locally and from overseas, perform to honor the rich Spanish heritage in New Orleans.

In addition to live music and fantastic food, the Krewe of Quetzal will kick off the celebration with a New Orleans style parade, Desfile de Las Americas, or Parade of the Americas, on Saturday, October 13. See the Hispanic community ride in elaborate costumes, throwing souvenirs to the crowds. After the parade, festival goers will then enjoy Latin music, art, food and drink, during Carnaval Latino’s festival at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District.

For more information on the festival and parade, visit Carnaval Latino’s official website.