Cuban Counterpoints The Legacy Of Fernando Ortiz

    Lexington Books

    While Fernando Ortiz's contribution to our understanding of Cuba and Latin America has been widely recognised since the 1940's, recently there has been renewed interest in this scholar and activist who made lasting contributions to a staggering array of fields. This book is the first work in English to reassess Ortiz's vast intellectual universe. Essays in this volume analyze and celebrate his contributions to scholarship in Cuban history, the social sciences - notably anthropology - and law, religion and national identity, literature and music. Presenting Ortiz's seminal thinking, including his profoundly influential concept of "transculturation", this book explores the bold new perspectives he has brought to bear on Cuban society.