Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US
Published: February 2018© 2018
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 376 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
376 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.60 in
Other Diplomacies, Other Ties explores Cuba-Canada relations following the revolution of 1959 and the major geopolitical and economic transformations that have occurred in recent years.
Through the conceptual lens of "other diplomacies," which emphasizes interactions among non-state actors, the contributors challenge the conventional wisdom regarding the actions of diplomats, politicians, journalists, spies, and émigrés. Featuring both Cuban and Canadian contributors, the volume offers a diverse range of research methodologies including ethnography, archival work, and policy analysis to encourage critical examination about the problems, possibilities, and promise of the longstanding relationship between Canada and Cuba. All decades of the post-1959 relationship – from the dramatic early years during which the diplomatic and political relationship was negotiated through to contemporary education exchanges and the gradual formation of Cuban-Canadian diasporas, are critically reappraised.
Other Diplomacies, Other Ties is a nuanced and unique volume that crucially gives voice to Cuban scholars' perspectives on the Canada-Cuba relationship.
PART ONE: HISTORIES AND (OTHER) DIPLOMACIES
Chapter 1: Raúl Rodríguez, "Canada and Cuba: Historical Overview of the Political and Diplomatic Relations"
Chapter 2: Don Munton, "Canadian Intelligence and Diplomacy in Cuba"
Chapter 3: Asa McKercher, "Lifting the Sugarcane Curtain: Security, Solidarity, and Cuba’s Pavilion at Expo 67"
Chapter 4: Keith Bolender, "When Cuban-American Terrorism Came to Canada"
Chapter 5: Maurice Demers and Michel Nareau, "From damnation to liberation: representing Cuba in Quebec in the second half of the twentieth century"
PART TWO: CANADA AND CUBA IN THE SHADOW OF THE US: STRUCTURES AND ECONOMIES
Chapter 6: Calum McNeil, "Trust and Affectivity in Contemporary Canada-Cuba-US Relations: Transcending the Past in Shaping the Future"
Chapter 7: Luis René Fernández Tabío, "Canadian-Cuban Economic Relations: The Recognition and Respect of Difference"
Chapter 8: John Kirk and Peter McKenna, "Canada-Cuba Relations Under Stephen Harper: Missed Opportunities (Again)"
Chapter 9: Rosa López-Oceguera, "Canadian Foreign Policy and the Inter American System: Implications for Relations with Cuba"
PART THREE: CONSTRUCTING CANADA AND CUBA
Chapter 10: Olga Rosa González Martín, "Cuba in the Canadian media: to be or not to be?"
Chapter 11: Catherine Krull and Jean Stubbs, "’Not Miami’: The Cuban Diasporas in Toronto and Montreal, Canada"
Chapter 12: Karen Dubinsky, "Taking Generation NGO to Cuba: Reflections of a Teacher"
"A long-overdue and much-welcome recognition of the importance of the Cuba-Canada relationship, Other Diplomacies, Other Ties provides incisive, multinational perspectives on one of the most compelling histories of inter-American relations."Louis A. Pérez, Jr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Jam-packed with original theory, research, and fascinating arguments and anecdotes, the chapters in Other Diplomacies, Other Ties speak to a multidisciplinary range of issues from the personal and ‘soft’ to the political and economic aspects of Canadian-Cuban relations. All of this, in a broad hemispheric context. The authors’ innovative research offers lots of new insights to the well initiated but is also accessibly written for newcomers to the subject matter."Gillian McGillivray, Department of History, Glendon College, York University
"Other Diplomacies, Other Ties makes an impressive contribution to our understanding of both Canadian and Cuban foreign policy. Deploying a unique mix of Canadian and Cuban scholars, the book covers key topics with a remarkable freshness and erudition. It includes analyses of traditional interstate diplomacy, and importantly goes beyond a conventional approach by highlighting the significant contribution non-state actors have made via ‘other diplomacies’ in forging a workable, ‘normal’ relationship between the two countries."Philip Brenner, School of International Service, American University