By Maria de los Angeles Torres
Within the Land of Mirrors is a trip throughout the politics of Cuban exiles because the 1959 Cuban Revolution. It explores the advance of Cuban exile politics and id inside of a context of U.S. and Cuban realities, in addition to in the broader inquiry of the altering nature of realms and its impression at the politics and identification of diaspora groups. themes coated comprise: the origins of the post-revolution exile enclave of the Sixties; the evolution of the Cuban neighborhood over the Nineteen Sixties; the pluralization of exile politics within the Seventies, fairly in regards to the courting with the island; the emergence of Cuban-American political motion committees within the Eighties; post-Cold battle advancements; and the transition of Miami by means of the arrival of age of a moment iteration of Cuban-Americans and the arriving of a brand new wave of exiles.Interspersed with vignettes from the author's personal stories and political activism, within the Land of Mirrors explores the meanings and ramifications of exile, of belonging, and of seeing the self within the different. it is going to entice political scientists, Latin Americanists, and people learning the politics of exile.Mar?a de la Torres was once born in Cuba and got here to the USA as a tender baby. She is affiliate Professor of Political technological know-how, DePaul college.
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Ultimately, she was forced out of the country. Her son was not permitted to travel with her. ” Upon her return to Miami images of this encounter were broadcast repeatedly on television stations across the city. The Cuban government had sold the videotape to the international press. A group of protesters who had applied for and been given a march permit staged a demonstration outside her home. qxd 10/11/1999 9:42 AM Page 21 Introduction 21 aimed at Montiel and her family. Clearly, the culture of intolerance was at play in both incidents, yet one difference was critical: on the island the state perpetuated the violence; in Miami the state protected the victim and prosecuted the perpetrators.
This perspective does not deny that émigré groups may acquire their own interests that at times run contrary to state interests or that émigré groups can under certain circumstances act successfully on their own. Furthermore, émigré groups are not monolithic but, instead, are composed of ever-changing levels of cohesion and diversity. 18 Politics and Identity The rise of the United States as a military world power in›uenced not only the nature of state structures and the movement of people but also the notions of who was entitled to participate politically.
S. 14 Each wave has also been described according to the socioeconomic status of the immigrants and their political perspectives once in the United States. 15 This traditional approach seeks causality in the action or preferences of individual actors or organizations and not their interaction with larger historical and structural factors. In particular, the backdrop of the cold war against which Cuban exile politics unfolds makes such an analysis inadequate. The question posed here is not how ethnic groups in›uence foreign policy but, rather, how the foreign and domestic policies of host and home countries have in›uenced the politics of émigré groups, particularly Cuban exiles.
In the Land of Mirrors: Cuban Exile Politics in the United States by Maria de los Angeles Torres