The Resource Intimations of modernity: : culture and society in nineteenth-century Cuba, Louis A. Pâerez Jr, (electronic resource)

Intimations of modernity: : culture and society in nineteenth-century Cuba, Louis A. Pâerez Jr, (electronic resource)

Label
Intimations of modernity: : culture and society in nineteenth-century Cuba
Title
Intimations of modernity:
Title remainder
culture and society in nineteenth-century Cuba
Statement of responsibility
Louis A. Pâerez Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
Louis A. Perez Jr.'s new history of nineteenth-century Cuba chronicles in fascinating detail the emergence of an urban middle class that was imbued with new knowledge and moral systems. Fostering innovative skills and technologies, these Cubans became deeply implicated in an expanding market culture during the boom in sugar production and prior to independence. Contributing to the cultural history of capitalism in Latin America, Perez argues that such creoles were cosmopolitans with powerful transnational affinities and an abiding identification with modernity. This period of Cuban history is usually viewed through a political lens, but Perez, here emphasizing the character of everyday life within the increasingly fraught colonial system, shows how moral, social, and cultural change that resulted from market forces also contributed to conditions leading to the collapse of the Spanish colonial administration. Perez highlights women's centrality in this process, showing how criollas adapted to new modes of self-representation as a means of self-fulfillment. Increasing opportunities for middle-class women's public presence and social participation was both cause and consequence of expanding consumerism and of women's challenges to prevailing gender hierarchies. Seemingly simple actions--riding a bicycle, for example, or deploying the abanico, the fan, in different ways--exposed how traditional systems of power and privilege clashed with norms of modernity and progress
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1943-
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Pâerez, Louis A.
Dewey number
972.91
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Electronic books
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • National characteristics, Cuban
Target audience
adult
Label
Intimations of modernity: : culture and society in nineteenth-century Cuba, Louis A. Pâerez Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11811600
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11811600
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11811600
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11811600
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Intimations of modernity: : culture and society in nineteenth-century Cuba, Louis A. Pâerez Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11811600
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11811600
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11811600
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11811600
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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