Aerial Imagination in Cuba: Stories from Above the Rooftops

1st Edition

Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier

Routledge
July 8, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 144 Pages
ISBN 9781138595958 - CAT# K391137
Series: Routledge Focus on Anthropology

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Summary

Aerial Imagination in Cuba is a visual, ethnographic, sensorial, and poetic engagement with how Cubans imagine the sky as a medium that allows things to circulate. What do wi-fi antennas, cactuses, pigeons, lottery and congas have in common? This book offers a series of illustrated ethno-fictional stories to explore various practices and beliefs that have seemingly nothing in common: but if you look at the sky, there is more than meets the eye. By discussing the natural, religious and human-made visible and invisible aerial infrastructures—or systems of circulation—through short illustrated vignettes, Aerial Imagination in Cuba offers a highly creative way to explore the aerial space in Santiago de Cuba today.

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