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Linda Fuller, (Philadelphia, PA: Temple
University Press, 1992), pp. XX + 274, $44-95.
It is an anomaly that labour relations and the labour movement have not ranked high among the voluminous scholarly studies of the Cuban revolution. Not since Zeitlin's work on 1960s Cuba has there been an entire volume on the subject, only the occasional article. Hence, Fuller's study is most welcome. It is also timely, given the questions raised by the demise of socialism elsewhere.
Fuller begins with her own dissatisfaction at the paid workplace in the United States, which caused her to reflect on the striking contradiction between the idea and practice of …