BIBLIOGRAPHY ON CUBA -selected references
Mary Garcia Castro
prepared for Dr Helen Safa
limited circulation (first
University of Florida,
Center for Latin American
Gainesville, May 1987
Medea, Collins, Joseph and Scott, Michael
No Free Lunch. Food & Revolution in Cuba Today
New York. A Food First Book, Grove Press.
on women in cooperatives -p 177;
on women in prerevolutionary Cuba -p 4
on women's incomes p 183
on maternity leave p 178
on special rations during pregnancy
and chilbirth -p 27, 97
Roland E. and Valdes, Nelson P.
Cuba in Revolution
New York. A Doubleday Anchor Original. Doubleday & Co.
1981 Economic Growth. Basic Needs and Income Distribution in
Lund. Lund University
Basic Reference to a updated overview (80s) of the Cuban economy
and quality of life indicators. Good analysis on consumption patterns.
I consulted in 1983. This volume disappeared from the U.F. Latin
American Collection. Some of the tables I am handling are taken from
this source (see table's source).
Cavera, Sonia Catasus
1986 La Nucpialidad de los anos setenta en el marco de las
Transformaciones Socioeconomicas en Cuba
La Habana. Centro de Estudios Demograficos (xerox)
Economic Survey of Latin America, 1979--Cuba
E/CEPAL/P.227/Add.lO. July (see copy in the folder)
Comite Estatal de Estatistica
1981 Estadisticas Quinquenales de Cuba 1965-1980
La Habana. CEE
Reference U.F.-Latin American Collection HA.873 E881 1982
I consulted, the data are at the level of the nation
1984 Censo de Poblacion y Viviendas 1981- Republica de Cuba
La Habana. CEE. vol 16
Reference UF Latin American Collection HA 871.5 1981
I consulted, the data are at the level of the nation
1986 Changes in the Relationship among the Unions,
Administration, and the Party at the Cuban Workplace
Latin american Perspectives, issue 49, vol 13, no 2
The author addresses the role of unions in Cuba and their
potential for furthering workers' control at the level of production.
Fuller researches changes in the unions' relations with the
administration (management) and with the Communist Party. She defends
that the position of unions has been substantially strenghtened since
the 1960s. Fuller identifies that "the participation of the Cuban
population in the establishment and consolidation of socialism, in
contrast with the socialist countries of Eastern Europe, as an
important factor in these decisions" (p. 3)
Halebsky, Sandor and Kirk, John M.
1985 Twenty-Five Years of Revolution. Cuba 1959 to 1984
New York. Praeger Ed.
Basic Reference to a updated overview (up to 1984) of several
aspects of Cuban life: The Authors in the first section discuss the 25
years of the Cuban Revolution. The second section is on the 'social
revolution'--on education (Leiner), health care (Danielson), food
distribution system (Collins and Benjamin), women (Padula and Smith),
and on the relations with the church (Kirk). The third section is on
'cultural changes'--popular culture (Weiss), films (Burton), and
criticism and literature (Echevarria). The forth section is on the
economy--on development models (Edelstein), growth and equality
(Brundenius), and on planning (Zimbalist). The fifth section is on the
'political process and change'--analysis of the "Verde Olivo" magazine
(Judson), the party and the masses (Rabklin), the organs of the
popular power (Ritter), class organization and 'conciencia'
(Perez-Stable), and the socialist experience (Azicri). Te sixth
section is on 'foreign policy developments--the relations with the USA
(Smith), the relations with th URSS and with the Third World (Woodford
Bray and Bray), and on the Cuban internationalism (Eckstein). The last
section is 'overviews'--on the state of art of the scholarship, source
and literature (Perez Jr), evaluation of the revolution (Gunder Frank,
and MacEwan, and Petras and Morley, and Foner). Randall closes the
volume with a testimony on her personal experience of living in Cuba
for 12 years.
1981 Entrevista a Carlos Rafael Rodriguez: Cuba Grandes
Areito. Vol II, no 25
1981 The Economy of Socialist Cuba: A Two Decade Appraisal
Albuquerque. University of New Mexico Press
1986 Real Economic Growth in Cuba 1965-1982.
The Journal of Developing Areas. January, vol. 20, no 2 (p.
Social Text-Theory, Culture Ideology
1986 Fall, no 15
A collection of articles on cultural aspects of Cuban life.
Article by Roberto Fernandez Retamar (on "Our America and the West");
poems by Cuban women poets
1984 Impressions of the Cuban Revolution.
Latin American Perspectives. Vol. ii, no 3, issue 42. Summer
Zimbalist, Andrew (ed.O
1987 Cuba's Socialist Economy Toward the 1990s
A collection of articles on patterns of Cuban development in the
first 25 years; on agriculture policy (J.L. Rodriguez); women in
tobacco farming (J. Stubbs); industrial growth (Zimbalist); capital
goods production (Brudenius); health care system (S.M.Santana); worker
incentives (A.C. Jimenez); worker management conflict (L. Fuller);
planning, centralization and decentralization, and participation (6.
White); and trade, debt and the Cuban economy (R. Turits)
X.330.97291 E 195. C -Economia y Desarrollo La Habana
I consulted the two last years issues. I specially recommend:
N54. 1919,54. July, October 1979--L. Rodriguez
Garcia--Economia Politica de la Revolucion cubana 1959-1960. On the
industrialization and external commerce
-Revolucion y Cultura. I consulted the 1986 issues
056. B. 676 -Bohemia. I consulted the 1986 and 1987 issues.
In the issue of February 2 there are interviews with
union leaders on rentability and productivity. Ramon Cardona
Nuevo-general secretary of the SNT of the chemical industry (p.
52,53). He criticizes the fact that efficiency and the quality of
products have been sacrificed in favor of accomplishing goals
(quantities). He also defends that the workers should intervene more
in the factory decision making process. These criticisms are in
accordance with the spirit of the movement of 'retification' (la
972.91005 C 334. Casa de las Americas not consulted
X608 77291 C962 Cuba Dep. de la Propriedad Industrial not
X330.97291. C9629 Cuban Economic News I consulted the issues of
1984 and 1986
HX.9.57.CB-Cuba Socialista not consulted
378.7291 U58. Universidad de Habana- not consulted
972.91063V Y 83 Verde Olivo not consulted
XF1751 D57- Direct from Cuba. Prensa Latina I consulted the issues
for the last two years
AP 63 M 82-Muchacha- I consulted the issues for the last two years
301.41205M953. Mujeres. I consulted the issues for the last two years
HCl61.p 37 Panorama Economico. I consulted the issues for the last
AP63 P74 Prisma Latinoamericano. I consulted the last issues
HA 37.C864R 48. Revista Estadistica. Not consulted
700.5.R 454. Revolucion y Cultura I consulted the last issues
341.18716.B 936. Tricontinental I consulted
327.05.T824 to be identified
R016.97291/C962- Cuban Studies I consulted the last issues
Gramma to be consulted
Juventud Rebelde to be consulted
Cubatimes to be consulted
Cuba Review to be consulted