El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader (LLILAS Translations from Latin America Series) (by Araceli Tinajero)


Author(s): Araceli Tinajero

Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish date: 2010-02-15
ISBN-10: 0292721757
ISBN-13: 9780292721753
Language: English
Description:
The practice of reading aloud has a long history, and the
tradition still survives in Cuba as a hard-won right deeply
embedded in cigar factory workers' culture. In El
Lector, Araceli Tinajero deftly traces the evolution of
the reader from nineteenth-century Cuba to the present and its
eventual dissemination to Tampa, Key West, Puerto Rico, and
Mexico. In interviews with present-day and retired readers, she
records testimonies that otherwise would have been lost forever,
creating a valuable archive for future historians.
Through a close examination of journals, newspapers, and personal
interviews, Tinajero relates how the… more…

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