Education, Citizenship, and Cuban Identity

  • Rosi Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rosi Smith
    Pages 1-10
  3. Rosi Smith
    Pages 11-58
  4. Rosi Smith
    Pages 59-118
  5. Rosi Smith
    Pages 119-167
  6. Rosi Smith
    Pages 169-219
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-278

About this book


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. 


Education ideology emergente Cuba special period battle of ideas programas de la revolución youth citizenship revolutionary education Cuban ideology civic education nationalism patriotism

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosi Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nottingham NottinghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58305-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58306-2
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