Rolf Scott,

Marina Gold of the Egalitarianism research group, has recently published a new book at Palgrave Macmillan US, named “People and State in Socialist Cuba; Ideas and Practices of Revolution” . The term revolution, is as Gold, states, surprisingly unexplored and her book enters into a highly dynamical aspect of egalitarianism through an analyses of the concept of Revolution. However, to follow the blurb of the book, Revolution is explored “not as a ideology but as form of practice and a fluid set of relations”. Through an analysis of urban spaces such as urban agriculture, alternative medicine, migration, and self-employment, this book considers the complex interactions between the Cuban people and the state. These forms of revolutionary praxis also provide spaces of interaction with global environmental movements, international NGOs, and the market. Interrogating the meaning of ‘Revolution’ raises new questions about the nature of the Socialist state in Cuba today and its engagement with more global phenomena. The overarching themes of this book include the relationship between people and state, and a more categorical concern with the nature of ‘the State.’” Thus, Gold orginises her book through chapter. 1. Perpetual Revolution
, chapter 2. Accounts of Revolution, chapter 3. Practices of Revolution 4. chapter 4, Discourses on Revolution 5. chapter 5, Limits of Revolution, and chapter 
6. Revolution and the State

 

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The term revolution is at the preseent also a focus of another ERC grant at the University College London, named “Comparative Anthropologies of Revolutionary Politics (CARP)” and is led by Martin Halbraad.