Education, Citizenship and Cuban Identity

Date

2016

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

9781137583055

Volume Title

Publisher

Palgrave MacMillan

Type

Book

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This book explores how Cuba’s famously successful and inclusive education system has formed young Cubans’ political, social, and moral identities in a country transfigured by new inequalities and moral compromises made in the name of survival. The author examines this educational experience from the perspective of those who grew up in the years of economic crisis following the fall of the Soviet Union, charting their ideals, their frustrations and their struggle to reconcile revolutionary rhetoric with twenty-first century reality.

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Keywords

Cuba, citizenship, education, ideology, identity, civic education, nation, curriculum, youth identity

Citation

Smith, R. (2016) Education, Citizenship and Cuban Identity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Rights

Research Institute

Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice