Cuban Music From A To Z

Author: Helio Orovio
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822332121
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DIVThe definitive guide to the composers, artists, bands, musical instruments, dances, and institutions of Cuban music./div

The Managerial Imperative And The Practice Of Leadership In Schools

Author: Larry Cuban
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887065934
Size: 16.60 MB
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With this significant new work, Larry Cuban provides a unique and insightful perspective on the bridging of the long-standing and well-known gap between teachers and administrators. Drawing on the literature of the field as well as personal experience, Cuban recognizes the enduring structural relationship within school organizations inherited by teachers, principals, and superintendents, and calls for a renewal of their sense of common purpose regarding the role of schooling in a democratic society. Cuban analyzes the dominant images (moral and technical), roles (instructional, managerial, and political), and contexts (classroom, school, and district) within which teachers, principals, and superintendents have worked over the last century. He concludes that when these powerful images and roles are wedded to the structural conditions in which schooling occurs, managerial behavior results, thus narrowing the potential for more thoughtful, effective, and appropriate leadership. Cuban then turns to consider this situation with respect to the contemporary movement for school reform, identifying significant concerns both for policymakers and practitioners. This honest, thought-provoking book by a leading scholar, writer, and practitioner in the field represents an invaluable resource an insightful introduction for those just entering the field and a fresh, new perspective for those long-familiar with its complexities. Cuban s ethnographic approach to the development of his own career and viewpoint, as well as his highly readable style, make this a work of lasting value."

Reinventing The Cuban Sugar Agroindustry

Author: Jorge F. Pérez-López
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739110003
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The demise of the international socialist community led to a loss in preferential markets for Cuban sugar industry. In response to the current crisis this volume gathers over a dozen recognized world experts on Cuban agroindustry to analyze specific topics and make recommendations that would reinvent the industry for effective transition to a free market environment.

Afro Cuban Rhythms For Drumset

Author: Frank Malabe
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780897245746
Size: 71.18 MB
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An introduction to Afro-Cuban rhythms, including the history, traditional instruments, and basic styles of Afro-Cuban music. The book explores the complexities of these various styles in a simple, understandable way. The companion audio is invaluable to anyone interested in adapting these rhythms to the drumset.

On Becoming Cuban

Author: Louis A. Pérez
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807858998
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With this masterful work, Louis A. Pĩrez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of t

Cuban Cinema

Author: Michael Chanan
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816634248
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New chapters express ongoing concerns about freedom of expression, the role of the Havana Film Festival in restoring Havana's central position in Latin American cinema, & the changing audience for Cuban films.

Latin America In The Era Of The Cuban Revolution

Author: Thomas C. Wright
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275967062
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Examines the three-decade impact of the Cuban Revolution, from a major watershed in Latin American history to a marginalized Cuba.

Serving New Immigrant Communities In The Library

Author: Sondra Cuban
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591582977
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Learn how to assess your library's performance with growing immigrant populations and build strong bridges with new members of the community.

Cuban Counterpoint Tobacco And Sugar

Author: Fernando Ortiz
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822316169
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First published in 1940 and long out of print, Fernando Ortiz’s classic work, Cuban Counterpoint is recognized as one of the most important books of Latin American and Caribbean intellectual history. Ortiz’s examination of the impact of sugar and tobacco on Cuban society is unquestionably the cornerstone of Cuban studies and a key source for work on Caribbean culture generally. Though written over fifty years ago, Ortiz’s study of the formation of a national culture in this region has significant implications for contemporary postcolonial studies. Ortiz presents his understanding of Cuban history in two complementary sections written in contrasting styles: a playful allegorical tale narrated as a counterpoint between tobacco and sugar and a historical analysis of their development as the central agricultural products of the Cuban economy. Treating tobacco and sugar both as agricultural commodities and as social characters in a historical process, he examines changes in their roles as the result of transculturation. His work shows how transculturation, a critical category Ortiz developed to grasp the complex transformation of cultures brought together in the crucible of colonial and imperial histories, can be used to illuminate not only the history of Cuba, but, more generally, that of America as well. This new edition includes an introductory essay by Fernando Coronil that provides a contrapuntal reading of the relationship between Ortiz’s book and its original introduction by the renowned anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. Arguing for a distinction between theory production and canon formation, Coronil demonstrates the value of Ortiz’s book for anthropology as well as Cuban, Caribbean, and Latin American studies, and shows Ortiz to be newly relevant to contemporary debates about modernity, postmodernism, and postcoloniality.