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"Relationships and Money, Money and Relationships": Anxieties around Partner Choice and Changing Economies in Post-Soviet Cuba

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Andaya,Elise (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Fall2013
ISBN:
0046-3663
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Economic conditions, Social conditions, Cuba, Gender, Mate selection, Kinship
Notes:
Discusses the relationship between economic conditions and discourses surrounding partner choice in Cuba. Holds that economic changes caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union have necessitated strategies economic survival which differ from previously-held ideals of romantic partnerships. Suggests that anxieties surrounding changes in gender and kinship relations also reflect broader concerns about Cuba's social and economic hierarchies and the future of socialism.