U.S. Official Discourse on the Revolutionary Cuba

  • Jaroslav Fiala
Keywords: Cuba, U.S.-Cuban relations, Cuban revolution, American history, discourse, discourse analysis, representational practices, power, foreign policy

Abstract

The article aims to analyze representational practices which relied upon a series of relations  that  helped  to  legitimate  U.S.  foreign  policy  towards  revolutionary  Cuba  in  the  years 1959–1960. Thinking of the U.S.–Cuban relations in terms of representational practices, the study deals  with  the  representations  of  Cuba  and  explores  how  they  were  connected  with  certain strategies  of  political  legitimization  in  the  U.S.  discourse. This  attitude  highlights  an  aspect  of power as a producer of meanings, subject identities, their relationships and a range of imaginable conduct.  For  that  matter,  the  analysis  endorses  the  representational  practices  used  to  depict  „the other“ as a basis for conceptualization of the strategies.

Author Biography

Jaroslav Fiala

 

 

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Research Articles