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Civic organizations are the heart of the story of the social and political power and influence of Miami's Cuban community. Few places in the United States have been transformed by immigration the way Miami has been transformed by Cuban exiles, and Cuban civic organizations help to explain why this is the case. This book addresses lessons to be learned about the nature of civic life from the experience of Cuban Miami. Drawing upon original ethnographic research, it looks into the cultural politics that leads to civic organizations success. Four different civic organizations are examined-Municipalities of Cuba in Exile, League Against Cancer, Cuban Consensus, and Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church. This book will help answer what the impact of the organizations is likely to mean for Miami moving forward in the context of change, as the generation of Cuban exiles primarily responsible for the community's development disappears, and U.S. foreign policy towards Cuba continues to evolve.



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Cuban Research Institute


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Cuban-American Political Culture and Civic Organization: Tocqueville in Miami



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