AffiliationDalhousie University; University of Chester; Nottingham Trent University
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AbstractCuba's Forgotten Decade provides a comprehensive assessment of the 1970s that challenges prevailing interpretations of the decade as simply a period of "Sovietization" characterized by widespread bureaucratization, institutionalization, and adherence to Soviet orthodoxy. Drawing from multidisciplinary perspectives and exploring a range of areas - including politics, international relations, culture, education, and healthcare - the contributing authors demonstrate that the 1970s were a time of intense transformation that proved pivotal to the development of the Revolution. Indeed, many of the ideas, approaches, policies, and legislation developed and tested during this decade maintain a very visible legacy in contemporary Cuba. In highlighting the complexity of the 1970s, this volume contributes to a greater understanding of the Cuban Revolution and how the country has faced the challenges of the twenty-first century.
CitationKirk, E. J., Clayfield, A. & Story, I. (2018). Introduction. In Kirk, E. J., Clayfield, A. & Story, I. (eds.), Cuba's Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s Shaped the Revolution, (pp. 1-4). Lanham: Lexington Books.
DescriptionIntroduction taken from the edited collection Cuba's Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s Shaped the Revolution; Anna Clayfield is also co-editor of this volume.
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