Anne Luke is lecturer at the University of Leeds.
Introduction: A Study of Youth, the Sixties, and Cuba
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1: Revolution 1959: Being Young, Being Cuban
Chapter 2: The New Framework for Cuban Youth in the Discourse of the Revolution
Chapter 3: A New Youth Policy for a New Era
Chapter 4: Cuba and the Global Sixties
Chapter 5: Youth Activism: The Evolution of Youth Organizations in 1960s Cuba
Chapter 6: Participation and Voluntarism
Chapter 7: Youth at the Cultural Margins
Conclusion: Reflections on Youth in Cuba 1959, 1989, 2019?
Against the backdrop of the global sixties and Third World struggle, Anne Luke regales us with a meticulously researched and sophisticatedly argued study of the contested social construction of Cuban youth. Her nuanced approach takes us from ideal-type discourse, instruction, and work; to cultural, racial, and sexual politics forging a new conciencia and problems besetting youth organizations, literary publications, and musical genres; to controversial policies induced by moral panic in the face of youth deviance, as well as alter- and counterculture. Nor does she shy away from the lessons the sixties hold for understanding contemporary Cuba. A must read.