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Insight Cuba: A Reflection Rapport and Three Features Connected to Cuban Economy
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK).
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Cuba!

The name alone connotes many things for people be it rum & cigarrs, old Chevys & colonial buildings, Hemingway & Daquires, Castro & communism, Salsa & Reaggaton, parties & calm life, blue oceans & white sandy beaches, poverty & oppression.  As a tourist destination Cuba is sold as a country caught up in a time capsule. Visit before it is too late, before it forever changes (Culturetrip 2017).

 

When we read or hear about Cuba in the news its usually when extraordinary events are being covered such as President Obamas visit in 2016, the death and funeral of Fidel Castro in the same year or after hurricane Irma hit the island in 2017.  The image we get, on our side of the world, is often fragmented and without an understanding of the context. 

This study consists of three reports connected to the Cuban economy. They have been written in an attempt to creat a different type of journalism - slow news journalism.  Instead of using journalism as a way to extract specific information during a specific event the aim has been to extract conceptions of the lived world by using qualitative methods like participant observation and spending time with Cubans in their own society for a longer period of time. The information has unfolded with and through time during fieldwork in Cuba, rather than having been created from a set of already determined priories before leaving Sweden. 

The aim has been to find out what Cuban people (in Cuba) think is important in their daily life. What matters to them? What problems are they facing everyday and how do they cope with some of the daily challenges presented to them?  Are Cubans living their lives cut off from the rest of the world? 

One of the most discussed or talked about issues in society was connected and related to the economy, which is why the reports focus on this subject. The reports take an economic insight from different perspectives in an attempt to show that the economy effect people differently depending on where they are situatedgeographically, economically, spatial, and societal in cuban society. 

Abstract [sv]
  1. Skänkta cyklar får nytt liv på Kuba- Tells the story of a Norweigan aid project in the cuban province Artemisa. What does a bike mean for a family in Cuba? Can everone afford and get one? What do bikes have to do with the cuban economy?

  2. Ekonomin, en av de största utmaningarna på Kuba-  Tells the story of the informal and formal market in Cuba. Why are so many Cubans traveling abroad for business? How does the Cuban economy effect people’s daily lives and how do they face the challenges presented to them?

  3. Utbredd sexturism på Kuba- Tells the story of sex tourism on the island with the help of interviews with sex byers, jineteiras and procurers. What does the relationship between foreigners (Yumas) and cubans look like? 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 23
Series
Sara Charlotte Wahlström
Keywords [en]
economy, Cuba, informal markets, prostitution, jinterism, bicycles, embargo, slow news journalism, practice theory & economic anthropology
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-169760OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-169760DiVA, id: diva2:1325534
Presentation
2019-06-04, JMK, Karlavägen 104, stockholm, 17:05 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2019-06-17 Created: 2019-06-16 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved

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