The repatriotization of revolutionary ideology and mnemonic landscape in present-day Havana

Maria Gropas, Virginia R. Dominguez, Nadine Fernandez, Martin Hall, Martin Holbraad, Mona Rosendahl

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Abstract

In post-Soviet Cuban state discourse, things are done for the Revolution and la patria rather than for the building of socialism. This repatriotization of revolutionary ideology does not imply a total wiping of the state of socialist political ideology, but even when the message to be conveyed is based on socialist ideology it is constructed around a patriotic dimension. Landscape serves as a mnemonic device for perpetuating a particular historical memory - a way of remembering the past and of using this remembrance to fuel the present and preserve the future of the Revolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-549
Number of pages19
JournalCurrent Anthropology
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology

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