Contextualizing Women’s Work in Special Period Cuba

  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh


By providing background information, discussing existing studies on the ‘feminization thesis’ and jineterismo, and then locating her significant intervention within these debates, Jerónimo Kersh offers an informative introduction to the topic of women’s work in Special Period Cuba. She also presents the book’s theoretical framework of individual and collective memory, contextualizing the Cuban example within broader discussions on memory studies. This chapter also explains the originality of conducting research outside Havana by providing context to the specific town referred to as Otivar. It concludes with a rationalization of the unique methodology of combining an analysis of official Cuban press publications with the analysis of individual oral history testimonies, followed by an overview of chapters.


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  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh
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  1. 1.Richmond, The American International UniversityLondonUK

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