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Author Underlid, Even Sandvik, author.

Title Cuba was different : views of the Cuban Communist Party on the collapse of Soviet and Eastern European socialism / by Even Sandvik Underlid
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (x, 380 pages) : color illustrations
Series Studies in critical social sciences, 1877-2110 ; volume 177
Critical global studies ; volume 14
Studies in critical social sciences. Critical global studies ; v. 177.
Studies in critical social sciences. Critical global studies ; v. 14.
Contents Written sources on the collapse -- Granma and the written news as a method -- Analyzing the news accounts -- Reflections on the written news -- Contextualizing the testimonies -- Oral source methodologies -- Analysis of the interviews -- Insights from the oral testimonies -- Conclusion : viewing the collapse through the PCC lens
Summary "In Cuba Was Different, Even Sandvik Underlid explores the views of Cuban authorities, official press, and Party members as they reflect back on the collapse of Soviet and Eastern European socialism. In so doing, he contributes to a better understanding as to why the Cuban system - often associated with Fidel Castro's leadership - did not itself collapse. Despite the loss of its most important allies, key ideological referents, and even most of its foreign trade, Cuba did not embrace capitalism. The author critically examines and analyzes the collapse of the USSR and Eastern Europe as reported in the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma, both as they unfolded and subsequently through the lens of additional interviews with individual Party members. This focus on Cuba's Communist Party provides new perspectives on how these events were seen from Cuba and on the notable resilience of many party members"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 06, 2021)
Subject Partido Comunista de Cuba.
Partido Comunista de Cuba
Granma fast
Subject Communism -- History.
Politics and government
Politics and government -- Press coverage
Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1959-1990.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1945-1991 -- Press coverage
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Press coverage
Eastern Europe
Soviet Union
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020052807
ISBN 9789004442900