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Cuban Studies Bibliography

  • Ajuste y reanimación de los cítricos de Cuba. Armando Nova González. Chapingo, México: Centro de Investigaciones Económicas, Sociales y Tecnológicas de la Agroindustria y la Agricultura Mundial, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, [1999]
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Are Economic Reforms Propelling Cuba to the Market? Carmelo Mesa-Lago. Coral Gables, Fla.: North-South Center, Univ. of Miami, c1994.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .M45 1994
  • La Asociación de Estados del Caribe: aparición, desarrollo y perspectivas: la participación de Cuba y México. Jaime Estay Reyno, coordinador; José Trinidad Deolarte… [et al.]. Puebla, México: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Dirección General de Fomento Editorial, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 151 .A87 2002
  • Cuba, economia en período especial. autora principal, Silvia M. Domenech Nieves; coautores temáticos, C. Orlando Gutierrez Castillo, … et al.. La Habana: Editora Politica, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .C82131 1996
  • Cuba: el sector agropecuario y las políticas agrícolas ante los nuevos retos. González, Alfredo et al. Stockholm: Agencia Sueca de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo; La Habana: Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Económicas/Cuba; Montevideo: Depto. de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Univ. de la República, 2002.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Cuba en crisis: perspectivas económicas y políticas. Jorge Rodriguez Beruff, compilador. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .C7973 1995
  • Cuba From Revolution to Development. Ken Cole. London; Washington, DC: Pinter, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .C64 1998
  • Cuba: Going Against the Grain; Agricultural Crisis and Transformation. Sinclair, Minor and Martha Thompson. Boston, Mass.: Oxfam America, 2001.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Cuba, los resultados económicos de 1998: modestos logros. [Elsa Barrera, comp.] [Havana, Cuba?]: Centro de Estudios Sobre América, 1999.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Cuba, más alla de los sueños: economía, política y sindicalismo en la obra material, moral y humana de la revolución cubana. Martinez Puentes, Silvia. Habana : Editorial Jose Marti, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: [In Process 6-1-05; check Library Catalog]
  • Cuba, reestructuración económica y globalización. Mauricio de Miranda Parrondo, editor. Bogotá, D.C.: Centro Editorial Javeriano, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .C79836 2003
  • Cuba: reflexiones sobre su economía. [Collection of essays] La Habana: Universidad de La Habana, 2002.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Cuba se abre paso: plan económico y social: presupuesto del estado, 1996. informes e intervenciones, Jose Luis Rodriguez, et al. La Habana: Editora Politica, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .C7936 1996
  • Cuba: The Contours of Change. edited by Susan Kaufman Purcell, David J. Rothkopf. Boulder, Colo.: L. Rienner Publishers, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .C7984 2000
  • Cuba the Morning After: Confronting Castro’s Legacy. Mark Falcoff. Washington, D.C.: AEI Press, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .F35 2003
    [Status=lost as of 6-1-05;check Library Catalog]
  • Cuba: un proyecto para la nación. Eduardo Garcia Moure; prologo del Dr. Luis Herrera Campins. Caracas, Venezuela: Fondo Latinoamericano de Ediciones Sociales, 1994?
    Location: H-T LAL: HD 8206.5 .G37 1994
  • The Cuban Economy. edited by Archibald R.M. Ritter. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, c2004.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • The Cuban Economy at the Start of the Twenty-first Century. edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, Lorena Barberia. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies: Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC152.5 .C8116 2004
  • The Cuban Nationalizations: the Demise of Foreign Private Property. Michael W. Gordon. Buffalo: W. S. Hein, 1976.
    Location: Law Library: HG 5252 .G67
  • Cuban Political Economy: Controversies in Cubanology. edited by Andrew Zimbalist. Boulder: Westview Press, 1988.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .C818 1988
  • The Cuban Way: Capitalism, Communism, and Confrontation. Ana Julia Jatar-Hausmann. West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .J38 1999
  • Cuba’s Agricultural Sector. José Alvarez. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: HD1838 .A45 2004
  • Cuba’s Cloudy Future. Susan Kaufman Purcell. Washington, D.C.: Cuban American National Foundation, 1990.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .P88 1990
  • Cuba’s New Agricultural Revolution: The Transformation of Food Crop Production in Contemporary Cuba. Enríquez, Laura J. Oakland, Calif.: Institute for Food and Development Policy, 2000.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Cuba’s Second Economy: From Behind the Scenes to Center Stage. Jorge F. Perez-Lopez. New Brunswick, U.S.A.: Transaction Publishers, c1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: HD 2346 .C84 P47 1995
  • Cuba’s Sugar Industry. José Alvarez and Lázaro Peña. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, c2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: HD 9114 .C89 A6288 2001
  • 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
  • Cultura para el desarrollo: el desafío del siglo XXI. Armando Hart Dávalos. La Habana [i.e. Havana, Cuba]: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .H3455 2001
  • Development Prospects in Cuba: An Agenda in the Making. edited by Pedro Monreal Gonzalez. London: Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, c2002.
    Location: H-T Stacks: HC 152.5 .D48 2002
  • La economía cubana en el 2000: desempeño y transformación empresarial. La Habana: Univ. de La Habana, Centro de Estudios de la Economía Cubana, 2001.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • The Fall and Recovery of the Cuban Economy in the 1990s: Mirage or Reality? Washington: International Monetary Fund, 2001.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Hay futuro socialista?: entre el derrumbe y el mercado: las reformas económicas en Cuba. Gilberto Pineda Banuelos. La Paz, B.C.S.: Secretaria de Educacion Publica: Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .P554 1996
  • Investment in the New Cuban Tourist Industry: A Guide to Entrepreneurial Opportunities. Mark M. Miller and Tony L. Henthorne. Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books, 1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: G 155 .C9 M55 1997
  • The Laws and Legal System of a Free-market Cuba: A Prospectus for Business. Matias F. Travieso-Diaz. Westport, Conn.: Quorum, 1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 333 .B86 T73 1997
  • El milagro cubano: reportaje después de la hecatombe. Camilo Gonzalez Posso, editor. Bogota, Colombia: INDEPAZ, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .M56 1995
  • El pan cierto de cada día: consideraciones sobre el racionamiento. Mirta Muñiz, Arnaldo Vega. La Habana: Pablo de la Torriente Editorial; Buenos Aires, Argentina: Nuestra América, c2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .M86 2003
  • Pleasure Island: Tourism and Temptation in Cuba. Rosalie Schwartz. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: G 155 .C9 S38 1997
  • Política industrial, reconversión productiva y competitividad: la experiencia cubana de los noventa. Adriano Garcia Hernandez … (et al.). La Habana, Cuba: Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Economicas: Ministerio de Economia y Planificacion; Alemania: Fundacion Friedrich Ebert, c2003.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • The Politics of the Internet in Third World Development: Challenges in Contrasting regimes with case studies of Costa Rica and Cuba. Bert Hoffmann. New York: Routledge, 2004.
    Location: H-T [check Library Catalog] HN 981 .I56 H63 2004
  • Reforma económica y cambio social en América Latina y el Caribe: cuatro casos de estudio: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, México. Mauricio de Miranda, compilador; Lía AÃ±é… [et al.]. Bogotá, Colombia: TM Editores; Cali, Colombia: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 125 .R41275 2000
  • Las reformas económicas en Cuba: de un Modelo de Planificación Centralizado a la Planificación Descentralizada, 1959-2000. Piñeda Bañuelos, Gilberto J. México: Univ. Autónoma de Baja California Sur, 2001.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • The Slowdown of the Cuban Economy in 2001-2003: External Causes or Domestic Malaise? Mesa-Lago, Carmelo. Coral Gables, Fla.: Univ. of Miami, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, 2003.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • El sistema bancario y financiero de Cuba. Banco Central de Cuba. Cuarta ed. La Habana: Banco Central de Cuba, 2001.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • State Resistance to Globalisation in Cuba. Antonio Carmona Báez. London; Sterling, Va.: Pluto Press, 2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: HX158.5 .C313 2004
  • Transforming Socialist Economies: Lessons for Cuba and Beyond. edited by Shahid Javed Burki and Daniel P. Erikson. Houndmills [England]; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC704 .T73 2005

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Stone Center for Latin American Studies to Host 10th Annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 10th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on January 27, 2018. The application deadline is January 20, 2018.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 20, 2018, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraphy statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy at lmurphy2@tulane.edu or Jimmy Huck at jhuck@tulane.edu.

29th Annual AAPLAC Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

AAPLAC is an organization that facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” will include a variety of paper topics:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Our Call for Papers has now closed, but we encourage non-presenters and presenters alike to register for the conference. Any interested faculty, staff, and students from local and international universities, institutions, and study abroad providers are welcome. Registration is now open through February 1st.

A pre-conference workshop from the Forum on Education Abroad is also open to any conference participants. We encourage registration for this “Health, Safety, Security, & Risk Management (Standard 8)” workshop by February 2nd. Click here for registration and more information.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1@tulane.edu.

Apply for the Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 23 – July 7, 2018
Program Application
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University join forces with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies to take K-16 educators to Cuba. This is our fourth year running the Cuban Culture & Society K-16 Educator Institute and we are excited about this year’s itinerary. The institute will approach Cuban society and culture form a multidisciplinary perspective focused on the arts, the geography, and history of the country. Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past three years provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of Tulane’s relationship with the University of Havana and Cuba’s National Union of Writers and Artists, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for developing that approach in their K-12 classrooms. Conducted in English by Professor Carolina Caballero, the institute will explore current trends and issues in Cuban culture and society through readings, films, and lectures. The program includes a series of talks by prominent Cuban intellectuals and local field trips to important political and cultural sights throughout Havana.

This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks in Cuba. The institute incorporates visits to local museums and exposes participants to arts organizations, schools, and teachers from the country’s national literacy campaign. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and many cultural venues. There will be group excursions to the historic Che Guevara monument, a visit to the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and a special visit to the town of Hershey, the town developed by Milton Hershey to begin his chocolate enterprise with the sugar from Cuba’s plantations. There will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, Playa Girón, and Viñales, focusing on their role in the development of the economy and culture of the country

PROGRAM COST: $3,500
The cost will include a shared room and two meals a day, medical insurance, airfare to/from Havana from Tampa, Florida*, airport transportation in Havana to/from residence, OFAC-licensed academic visa, and specialized tours and outings.

*Airfare to/from Tampa, Florida, a one-night hotel stay in Tampa, incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost. You are responsible for your own air flight to/from Tampa, FL.

PROGRAM APPLICATION
Those interested in applying must be a K-12 educator or librarian. There is no Spanish language requirement for this program. The application deadline is March 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM.

Please note: This program is only open to K-12 educators who are currently teaching, are pre-service teachers or are serving in a school or public library.

PROPOSED ITINERARY – 15 DAYS

Day 1 – U.S./HAVANA, CUBA
Depart from Tampa, FL, Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and a welcome reception followed by an informal walk and people watching on the Malecón.
Day 2 – HAVANA
Havana Vieja Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit arte corte, a barber shop and hair-dressing school in the Santo Angel neighborhood developed to promote skills in the community and support the local economy and meet with local community leaders, students and elderly folks at the community center. Presentation on AfroCuban dance with musical expert Cari Diez; opportunity to interact with the musicians and staff.
Day 3 – HAVANA
Lecture with Professor Alfredo Prieto on Cuba Since the Special Period. Curriculum development workshop. Visit the Cuba Council of Churches to meet local people and participate in a seminar about the organization’s work in the areas of youth, agriculture, social welfare, and international communications.
Day 4 – HAVANA
Walking tour of Calle Obispo in the morning with Professor Rafael Hernández. Meet the instructors and students of La Colmenita, an after-school program that uses song and dance performance as a social development tool.
Day 5 – HAVANA
Presentation by Professor Isabel Rigol on current challenges facing Havana’s effort to preserve its architecture and heritage. Visit to the Escuelas Nacional de Arte and meet with students and faculty. Evening walk and visit to the Cañonazo at the Morro.
Day 6 – VINALES
Day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Viñales for landscape and village exploration. Explore the mountainous magotes and visit and meet local tobacco farmers working in their fields and storehouses. At the Casa del Veguero we’ll have an introduction to tobacco farming and tobacco production. Visit with locals in the town of Viñales; lunch will be a community event shared with local families, followed by a visit to a children’s art center.
Day 7 – ALAMAR
Visit to an Organipónico (urban agrarian farm) in Alamar to explore sustainable farming in Cuba and learn about Cuban cuisine from local gardeners and Noel Pina, the manager of the garden. After lunch explore the community project Muraleando, where local artists have been changing a downtrodden neighborhood into a living work of art.
Day 8 – HAVANA/JAIMANITAS
Visit to Cementerio Colón and interact with the dozens of pilgrims who line up daily at the tomb of Amelia Goyri, said to grant miracles. Continue on to the Plaza de la Revolución. Lunch and afternoon visit to workshop of ceramic artist, José Fuster, who has turned his neighborhood into a unique, whimsical work of public art. Curriculum development in the evening.
Day 9 – SANTA CLARA, TRINIDAD
Travel to Trinidad via Santa Clara, a town founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. It is the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Visit to the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara. Also visit the historic sugar plantation of Manaca Iznaga before arriving in Trinidad.
Day 10 – TRINIDAD
Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuellar. Trinidad was a central piece of Cuba’s sugar-based economy. Guided city tour with the city historian. Visit the Trinidad library to learn about the importance of libraries and debate questions of intellectual freedom with the staff. Meet with local entrepreneur David Alamar, owner of a private paladar (Davimart) to discuss cuentaproprismo in Cuba.
Day 11 – CIENFUEGOS
We will head to Cienfuegos, a town known for its architectural beauty which reveals its French colonial roots. Visit the Beny More School of Art that trains students in the visual and musical arts and is one of the top ten middle-level art schools in Cuba.
Day 12 – HAVANA
We will hear from children’s book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children’s/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today. In the afternoon, we will visit the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator.
Day 13 – PLAYA GIRON (Site of Bay of Pigs), Ciénega de Zapata, Playa Larga
Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion. Visit the Finca Fiesta Campesina farm, the Playa Girón museum, the Parque Ciénaga de Zapata, the Laguna del Tesoro, and the Taino Indian village.
Day 14 – HAVANA
Wrap-up curriculum workshop followed by a free afternoon ending in a celebratory dinner.
Day 15 – HAVANA/U.S.
Morning departure for the U.S.

Explore our past trips through these photos and curricula:

Program Application

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering-Vargas at dwolteri@tulane.edu or call the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-862-3143.