What's Happening

Representing the Revolution: Public History and the Moncada

Anita Waters, professor of sociology/anthropology, publishes article in professional journal

Anita Waters, professor of sociology/anthropology, and co-author Luci Fernandes, a cultural anthropologist at East Carolina University, recently published an article in the Canadian Journal for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Titled “Representing the Revolution: Public History and the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba,” the article explores the question of how historical narratives, such as those concerning the Moncada Barracks assault of 1953, are incorporated into Cuban political culture. Waters and Fernandes argue that commemorative practices, especially those found in the content of three museum exhibits in Santiago de Cuba, showcase an “aura of religiosity” regarding the victims of Batista’s backlash against the rebels.

Posted Date: 
Thursday, August 21, 2014