Revolutionary Positions

9781478008774: Paperback
Release Date: 6th January 2020

16 illustrations

Number of Pages: 234

Duke University Press Books

Revolutionary Positions

Sexuality and Gender in Cuba and Beyond

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As the Cuban Revolution reaches its sixtieth anniversary, contributors to this special issue explore the impact of the revolution through the lens of sexuality and gender, providing a social and cultural history that illuminates the Cuban-influenced global New Left. Moving beyond assumptions about the revolutionary left's hypermasculinity and homophobia, the issue takes a nuanced approach to the Cuban Revolution's impact on gender and sexuality. Contributors study Cuban internationalist campaigns, the relationship between cultural diplomacy and mass media, and visual images of revolution and solidarity. They follow the emergence and negotiation of new gender ideals through the transgendering of Che's “New Man,” the Cuban travels of Angela Davis, calls for sexual revolution in the Dutch Atlantic, and gender representations during the 1964 “Campaign of Terror” in Chile. In doing so, the authors provide fresh insight into Cuba’s transnational legacy on politics and culture during the Cold War and beyond.

Contributors. Lorraine Bayard de Volo, Marcelo Casals, Michelle Chase, Aviva Chomsky, Isabella Cosse, Ximena Espeche, Robert Franco, Paula Halperin, Lani Hanna, Elizabeth Quay Hutchison, Melina Pappademos, Jennifer L. Lambe, Diosnara Ortega González, Gregory Randall, Margaret Randall, Chelsea Schields, Sarah Seidman, Emily Snyder, Heidi Tinsman, Ailynn Torres Santana

Michelle Chase is Assistant Professor of History at Pace University and author of Revolution within the Revolution.

Isabella Cosse is an independent researcher at the National Science and Technology Research Council and the University of Buenos Aires and author of Mafalda: A Social and Political History of Latin America's Global Comic, also published by Duke University Press.

Melina Pappademos is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut and author of Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic.

Heidi Tinsman is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Partners in Conflict: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Labor in the Chilean Agrarian Reform, 1950–1973, also published by Duke University Press.