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ROJAS, Rafael. An anatomy of enthusiasm: culture and revolution in Cuba (1959-1971). Tempo soc. [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.1, pp.71-88. ISSN 0103-2070.

The two decades preceding the Cuban revolution of 1959 saw the constitution of an intellectual field - one similar to the field of high European modernity described by Pierre Bourdieu - based on the autonomy of the public sphere, on academic institutions and on the market. The revolutionary triumph and the socialist radicalization of the 1960s transformed this field through a politicization of society that, while destroying the culture's hierarchies and expanding its social limits, reduced the autonomy of the field and the ideological plurality of national discourses. The objective of this article is to investigate the re-adaptation undergone by the relations between intellectuals and the ruling elite during the first decade of the Cuban revolution.

Keywords : Revolution; Intellectuals; Magazines; Periodicals; Literature; Art; Criticism.

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