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Isabel Story is senior lecturer in the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University.
Chapter 1: Introduction and Structure
Chapter 2: The Soviet-Cuban Relationship
Chapter 3: The Conception and Trajectory of Socialist Realism in the USSR
Chapter 4: Cuban Cultural Policy, 1959–1975: Diversity and Rising Nationalism
Chapter 5: Cuban Cultural Policy 1976–1986: Inscribing Cuba in the International
Chapter 6: Staging the Revolution
Chapter 7: Adelante el Arte: The Plastic Arts in Cuba
Chapter 8: Soviet Ruins and Stylized Nostalgia
Since its inception, relations between Havana and Moscow have been subject to a number of preconceptions and assumptions. The bilateral cultural relationship is no different. However, in this meticulously researched work, focusing particularly on theater and the visual arts in two key--but very different--periods (1960 to 1963 and 1975 to 1986), Isabel Story both makes readers question Cuban-Soviet relations in general and also gives rise to a rethinking of culture within the Cuban Revolution itself.
— Mervyn J. Bain
Challenging simple notions of a Sovietization of Cuban culture during the Cold War, this book is a nuanced and in-depth study of the multifaceted adaptation, and sometimes rejection, of Soviet artistic forms in post-revolutionary Cuban theater and visual arts.
— Tobias Rupprecht, University of Exeter
A remarkable contribution to the Cold War Studies field.
— Emilio J. Gallardo-Saborido, Spanish National Research Council