Labor and Leisure in Contemporary Cuba: An Interdisciplinary Approach
The 2010-11 restructuring of Cuban state sector employment and changes in the relationship between the state and the household bring into focus the changing structures and representations of labor and leisure that have characterized Cuban life since the early 90s. This interdisciplinary panel will analyze the impact of these policies, from the Special Period to today, and explore how the reforms have changed not only the way people work, but also how changing discourses of work/leisure affect how Cubans conceive of their labor in relation to society as a whole/the collective, and how new ideas about labor and leisure are manifested in everyday life and cultural productions.
We’re looking for two or more papers to fill out this panel for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress-May 23-26, 2012. Please send abstracts by e-mail to Hope Bastian Martinez at American University hbastianmartinez@Gmail.com by March 31, 2011. Session participants will be confirmed shortly thereafter.
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