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Kenneth Routon
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Home Browse Books Book details, Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination. Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination. Routon goes beyond other works in analyzing the Cuban capacity for combining apparently incompatible beliefs such as socialism and various Afro-Cuban practices. Routon describes not only how the monumentality of the state arouses magical sensibilities and popular images of its hidden powers, but he also explores the ways in which revolutionary officialdom has, in recent years, tacitly embraced and harnessed vernacular fantasies of power to the national agenda.

Routon describes not only how the monumentality of the state arouses magical sensibilities and popular images of its hidden powers, but he also explores the ways in which revolutionary officialdom has, in recent years, tacitly embraced and harnessed vernacular fantasies of power to the national agenda.

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Published: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2010.

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Routon goes beyond other works in analyzing the Cuban capacity for combining apparently incompatible beliefs . Routon manages to grapple with this complex interplay of political and magical power, and his book will be a valuable intervention in Cuban studies.

Routon goes beyond other works in analyzing the Cuban capacity for combining apparently incompatible beliefs such as socialism and various Afro-Cuban practices. He also provides a number of important insights into the processes by which magical and ritual idioms of power feed the political imagery and exercise of power in Cuba, and vice versa. -Christine Ayorinde, author of Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, and National Identity. -Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Vol. LXXXIX.

Despite its hard-nosed emphasis on the demystifying realism of Marxist-Leninist ideology, the political imagery of the Cuban revolution-and the state that followed-conjures up its own magical seductions and fantasies of power

Despite its hard-nosed emphasis on the demystifying realism of Marxist-Leninist ideology, the political imagery of the Cuban revolution-and the state that followed-conjures up its own magical seductions and fantasies of power Full description.

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Despite its hard-nosed emphasis on the demystifying realism of Marxist-Leninist ideology, the political imagery of the Cuban revolution-and the state that followed-conjures up its own magical seductions and fantasies of power Full description. Saved in: Main Author: Routon, Kenneth. Other Authors: EBSCO Publishing (Firm).

"A fascinating, timely, and deftly balanced account of the power of magic and the state in revolutionary Cuba. This compelling and evocative book transports readers to the secret and mysterious alleys of religious and political workings, the ritual production of selective historical memory, and the current statecraft of religious appropriations."---Raquel Romberg, author of Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico"A remarkable achievement. Rather than delivering yet another ethnography of an objectified entity called `Afro-Cuban religion,' Routon opens up fresh and illuminating perspectives on the historical complexity and contemporary volatility of the semiotics of a world in which the experientially occult nature of power has become coextensive with the experience of the powers of the occult."---Stephan Palmie, author of Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition"A valuable contribution to scholarship in Cuban studies and the study of religion in the Americas. Routon goes beyond other works in analyzing the Cuban capacity for combining apparently incompatible beliefs such as socialism and various Afro-Cuban practices. He also provides a number of important insights into the processes by which magical and ritual idioms of power feed the political imagery and exercise of power in Cuba, and vice versa."---Christine Ayorinde, author of Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, and National IdentityDespite Its hard-nosed emphasis on the demystifying realism of Marxist-Leninist ideology, the political imagery of the Cuban revolution---and the state that followed---conjures up its own magical seductions and fantasies of power. In this fascinating account, Kenneth Routon shows how magico-religious practices and political culture are entangled in Cuba in unusual and intimate ways.Routon describes not only how the monumentality of the state arouses magical sensibilities and popular images of its hidden powers, but he also explores the ways in which revolutionary officialdom has, in recent years, tacitly embraced and harnessed vernacular fantasies of power to the national agenda. In his brilliant analysis, popular culture and the state are deeply entangled within a promiscuous field of power, taking turns siphoning the magic of the other in order to embellish their own fantasies of authority, control, and transformation.Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination analyzes the Cuban capacity for combining apparently incompatible beliefs such as socialism and various Afro-Cuban religious practices by not only legitimizing their practice but also by creating a historical narrative wherein the faithful---many of whom are black and poor, two segments of the population that were heavily pro-Revolution---can be reminded of how important they were to the Cuban Revolution. In so doing, however, the Cuban leadership and the Cuban Communist Party have created a situation in which Afro-Cuban religions are increasingly drawn, willingly or unwillingly, into the vortex of revolutionary politics and statecraft, blurring the boundaries between these normally distinct arenas of power and encouraging new, if uneasy, forms of political identification and cultural intimacy between popular culture and the state.Bringing together anthropology and history in the study of power, this book looks at the magical elan of politics in revolutionary Cuba, paying particular attention to the roles of memory and history in the construction and contestation of shared political imaginaries.