The Cuban Family
Custom and Change in an Era of Hardship
About the Book
This work explores how relationships of blood, marriage, sex, and residence work in each type of Cuban family, particularly as it is affected by Cuba’s struggle to transform its economy. It also examines historical perspectives on the contemporary Cuban family, ethnicity and race, marriage, the extended family, family rights, the emigrating family, United States’ citizenship issues, religion and the Cuban-American family.
Tables list such details as population numbers, age, life expectancy, growth, birth, and death rates, immigration and mortality rates, HIV rates and literacy. The book also includes narratives of childhood memories from pre-revolutionary Cuba to the late 20th century, providing fresh insights into the cultural value attached to the family.
About the Author(s)
The late Rosemarie Skaine was a sociologist and lived in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Her writing interests included families and women’s issues.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
Table of Contents
1. Historical Perspectives on the Cuban Family 5
2. Influences on Today’’s Cuban Family 16
3. The Impact of Society on the Cuban Family 45
4. Cuban Family Rights and Forms 57
5. Politics, Emigration and Families 75
6. Emigration to the United States 95
7. Cuban American Families 119
8. Family Narratives of Life in Cuba 141
9. Family Narratives of Life in the United States 151
10. Looking Forward 160
Appendix 1: Selected Provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba 167
Appendix 2: The Family Code of Cuba 171
Book Reviews & Awards
“fresh insights”—Cuban American Alliance.