The Resource Cuba in the American imagination : metaphor and the imperial ethos, Louis A. Pérez, Jr

Cuba in the American imagination : metaphor and the imperial ethos, Louis A. Pérez, Jr

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Cuba in the American imagination : metaphor and the imperial ethos
Title
Cuba in the American imagination
Title remainder
metaphor and the imperial ethos
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Louis A. Pérez, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
"For more than two hundred often turbulent years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images - Cuba as a woman, a neighbor, a ripe fruit, a child learning to ride a bicycle. One of the foremost historians of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. offers a revealing history of these metaphorical and depictive motifs and discovers the powerful motives behind such characterizations of the island." "Perez analyzes the dominant images and their political effectiveness as they have persisted and changed since the early nineteenth century. Drawing on texts and visual images produced by Americans ranging from government officials, policy makers, and journalists to travelers, tourists, poets, and lyricists, Perez argues that metaphor was central to the U.S. imperial project as a way of transforming the pursuit of national self-interest into the lofty, disinterested purpose of moral duty. With particular focus on the pivotal eras of the war of 1898 and the 1959 Cuban revolution, Perez demonstrates that these descriptions served the foreign policy interests of the United States. As charged and coded modes of persuasion and mediation, these images sanctioned and sustained the moral logic of U.S. power over Cuba. Perez further argues that the metaphors in service to America's imperial impulses over Cuba were subsequently projected over the world at large."--BOOK JACKET
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1943-
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Pérez, Louis A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.C9
LC item number
P4653 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • United States
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • USA
  • Kuba
  • Kuba
  • USA
  • Kuba
  • USA
  • Cuba
  • United States
  • Metaphor
  • Imperialism
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • Public opinion
  • Imperialismus
  • Volkskultur
  • Beziehung
  • Metapher
  • Beziehung
  • Imperialismus
  • Metapher
  • Volkskultur
  • Bildliche Darstellung
  • Imperialismus
  • Kubabild
  • Kultur
  • Metapher
  • Personifikation
  • Imperialism
  • Metaphor
  • Political culture
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, American
  • International relations
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Cuba in the American imagination : metaphor and the imperial ethos, Louis A. Pérez, Jr
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Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-325) and index
Contents
Introduction: The idea of Cuba -- Metaphor between motive and meaning -- Imagining self-interest -- Metaphor as paradigm -- On gratitude as moral currency of empire -- Shifting metaphors, changing meanings: representing revolution -- Through the prism of metaphor: accommodation to empire
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 333 p.
Isbn
9780807832165
Lccn
2008000078
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ill.
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  • (OCoLC)191009573
  • (OCoLC)ocn191009573
Label
Cuba in the American imagination : metaphor and the imperial ethos, Louis A. Pérez, Jr
Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-325) and index
Contents
Introduction: The idea of Cuba -- Metaphor between motive and meaning -- Imagining self-interest -- Metaphor as paradigm -- On gratitude as moral currency of empire -- Shifting metaphors, changing meanings: representing revolution -- Through the prism of metaphor: accommodation to empire
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 333 p.
Isbn
9780807832165
Lccn
2008000078
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191009573
  • (OCoLC)ocn191009573

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