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Kirk, John M. 1951-

Works: 39 works in 193 publications in 3 languages and 9,368 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Interviews  Methods (Music)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John M Kirk
Canada-Cuba relations : the other good neighbor policy by John M Kirk( )

10 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the "neighborhood" of the Americas, Canada alone has maintained consistently cordial relations with Cuba, in spite of considerable pressure from the United States. In the first book-length study of the subject, John M. Kirk and Peter McKenna explore this unusual dynamic, focusing mainly on the period since 1959
Healthcare without borders : understanding Cuban medical internationalism by John M Kirk( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuba has more medical personnel serving abroad--over 50,000 in 66 countries--than all of the G-7 countries combined, and also more than the World Health Organization. For over five decades, the island nation has been a leading force in the developing world, providing humanitarian aid (or "cooperation," as Cuba's government prefers) and initiating programs for preventative care and medical training. In Healthcare without Borders, John Kirk examines the role of Cuban medical teams in disaster relief, biotechnology joint ventures, and in the Latin American School of Medicine--the largest medical faculty in the world. He looks at their responses to various crises worldwide, including the 1960 earthquake in Chile, the Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the subsequent cholera outbreak, and the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Kirk issues an informative and enlightening corrective for what he describes as the tendency of the industrialized world's media to ignore or underreport this medical aid phenomenon. In the process, Kirk explores the philosophical underpinnings of human rights and access to medical care at the core of Cuba's medical internationalism programs and partnerships"--Publisher's description
Cuba--twenty-five years of revolution, 1959-1984( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Contemporary Cuba Reader : the Revolution Under Raúl Castro by Philip Brenner( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuba has undergone dramatic changes since the collapse of European communism. The loss of economic aid and preferential trade with the Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries forced the Cuban government to search out new ways of organizing the domestic economy and new commercial relations in an international system dominated by market economies. The resulting economic reforms have reverberated through Cuban society and politics, recreating social inequalities unknown since the 1950s and confronting the political system with unprecedented new challenges. The resulting ferment is increasingly evident in Cuban cultural expression, and the responses to adversity and scarcity have reshaped Cuban social relations. This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro took over the country's leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in present-day Cuba. Ideally suited for students and general readers seeking to understand this still-contentious and controversial island, the book includes a substantive introduction setting the historical context, as well as part introductions and a chronology."--Publisher's description
José Martí, mentor of the Cuban nation by John M Kirk( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between God and the party : religion and politics in revolutionary Cuba by John M Kirk( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformation and struggle : Cuba faces the 1990s by Sandor Halebsky( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and the Catholic church in Nicaragua by John M Kirk( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guerrilla-priests and liberation theology are not new phenomena in Nicaragua. Ever since the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores, Catholic Church leaders have played a major role in that country's politics. The result, John Kirk writes, is a polarized church, one with a progressive minority at loggerheads with the conservative hierarchy. Kirk sets each stage of the church-state debate in a historical continuum, then examines the forty-year period of Somocismo and the Sandinista period (1979-90) that followed. This social revolution - blending nationalism, Marxism, and Catholicism - dared to be different, he claims, and accordingly it paid the price. Kirk wrote this book following three trips to Nicaragua during the 1980s, when he witnessed firsthand the social polarization occurring at the time. But the involvement of the Catholic Church in Nicaraguan politics is not exceptional, he says: "Most - if not all - religions are also encumbered with socio-political concerns that go beyond the essentially 'religious.'"
Cuba in transition : crisis and transformation by Sandor Halebsky( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuban foreign policy confronts a new international order by H. Michael Erisman( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central America : democracy, development, and change( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and the Cuban Revolution : conversations in Havana by John M Kirk( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unusual collaboration between a Cuban novelist and a Canadian professor offers uncensored and frank interviews with prominent figures of contemporary Cuban cultural life, from a Grammy-winning jazz artist to world-class filmmakers and actors, writers, ballet dancers, and dramatists."--Jacket
Cuba in the international system : normalization and integration by John M Kirk( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Important collection of 16 essays by Cuban and foreign specialists emerging from the symposium 'Cuba in the International System: Normalization and Integration' held at Carleton Univ., Ottawa, in Sept. 1993. Articles on external sector reforms (by Pedro Monreal and Manuel Rúa), remittances (by Carmelo Mesa-Lago), commercial relations with Latin America (by Francisco León), US subsidiaries' trade with Cuba (by Donna Rich Kaplowitz), and compensation issues in US-Cuba normalization of relations (by Archibald R.M. Ritter) have significant economic content and are quite valuable"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Redefining Cuban foreign policy : the impact of the "Special Period" by H. Michael Erisman( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Establishes the context for the radical restructuring of Cuba's international relations. This book focuses on specific case histories of key importance, in particular Havana's relationship with the European Union, Latin America, Canada, Spain, Russia, Mexico, and the Caribbean, since the beginning of the Special Period
Cuban medical internationalism : origins, evolution, and goals by John M Kirk( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an important and much-needed book. Cuba, a small island of 11 million souls, has some 36,000 medical personnel providing assistance to other countries, many of them too poor to pay for the service. It also has the largest medical school in the world with an enrollment of over 8,000 students from Third World countries. Their only commitment when they graduate is that they return to their home countries and provide medical services to those who can least afford it. In sum, Cuba is credited with saving more lives in the developing countries than all the G-8 countries together. How has it done this? Erisman and Kirk begin to tell us how."--Wayne S. Smith, Senior Fellow and Director of the Cuba Program at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C. "John Kirk and Michael Erisman have produced a path-breaking study that has no equal in elaborating the extent and significance of Cuba's international medical programs. These are a key aspect of Cuba's foreign policy, as the authors deftly demonstrate by relating medical internationalism to Cuba's political goals and relations with the Third World."--Philip Brenner, Professor of International Relations, American University; co-author of Sad and Luminous Days: Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers after the Missile Crisis
Competing voices from revolutionary Cuba( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together a number of opposing perspectives on the Cuban revolutionary process. Covering the period from 1959 to the present day, it uses an array of official documents, speeches, articles, poetry, songs, personal recollections and more - to offer contrasting voices supportive of the revolution against those opposed." "Using a huge array of sources from the political, religious, social, artistic and personal spheres, the story of Cuba, so often linked with the neighbouring US, is set in its historical context and rigorously examined. Issues examined include: the Revolution and upheaval that followed; the Cuban missile crisis; Cuba's position in COMECON; the rise of Cuba's profile in the 1980s; the crisis that followed the dismantling of the USSR; Cuba in the 21st century and its future. What has been the price of the Cuban revolutionary process? And what faces Cuba in the new millennium?" --Book Jacket
Literature and censorship in Latin America today : dream within a dream by José Agustín( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuban foreign policy : transformation under Raúl Castro( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the sweeping changes in Cuban foreign policy under Raúl Castro, leading scholars provide a systematic overview of Cuba's relations with the United States, Latin America, Russia, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. This timely book will be invaluable for all readers interested in contemporary Cuban politics
La cultura y la revolución cubana : conversaciones en La Habana by Leonardo Padura( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Cuban artists, writers, and musicians
A fist and the letter : revolutionary poems of Latin America( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Canada-Cuba relations : the other good neighbor policy
Cuba--twenty-five years of revolution, 1959-1984Between God and the party : religion and politics in revolutionary CubaTransformation and struggle : Cuba faces the 1990sPolitics and the Catholic church in NicaraguaCentral America : democracy, development, and changeCulture and the Cuban Revolution : conversations in HavanaCuba in the international system : normalization and integrationRedefining Cuban foreign policy : the impact of the "Special Period"
Alternative Names
Kirk, John 1951-

Kirk, John Michael.

English (142)

Spanish (8)

Italian (1)