Cuban Counterpoints

Cuban Counterpoints

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While Fernando Ortiz's contribution to our understanding of Cuba and Latin America more generally has been widely recognized since the 1940s, recently there has been renewed interest in this scholar and activist who made lasting contributions to a staggering array of fields. For the first time in English, this volume of essays demonstrates his impact on a staggering array of fields. Much of his most challenging and provocative thinkinga€”which embraced simultaneity, conflict, inherent contradiction, and hybriditya€”has remarkable relevance for current debates about Latin America's complex and evolving societies.Unamuno favored modernization, as long as Hispanic cultural roots were preserved, primarily through a common language. ... regarding the situation in Cuba and its possible solutions, Unamuno clearly maintained that Cuban regeneration should rest in the hands of Cubans. ... His patriotism will undoubtedly guide him in the right direction. ... something his Spanish mentors were already exploring in Spain.38 Ortiz believed that analysis of social phenomena was Spanish Intellectualsanbsp;...

Title:Cuban Counterpoints
Author: Mauricio Augusto Font, Alfonso W. Quiroz
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2005

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