Managing Socialism challenges the theorectical underpinnings of Cuban Studies--the elite/mass perspective--offering a major reinterpretation of the revolutionary process that focuses on major changes at the intermediate level of Cuban society. Fitzgerald identifies intermediate-level types: the pre-revolutionary middle class; the old cadres who in the 1960s attained administrative positions through political credentials; and the new professionals who since 1970 enter these same occupations through education. He focuses on the transitions from one type to the next and uncovers conflict/cooperation patterns between the three strata of Cuban society.
|Author||Frank T. Fitzgerald|
|Publisher||Praeger Pub Text|