Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in World Languages & Literatures: Spanish and University Honors
Society of Friends -- United States, Society of Friends -- Cuba, Conflict management -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- 20th century, Conflict management -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- 21st century, International relations
This paper analyzes Quaker friendship projects between US and Cuban Quakers within the embargo period, with friendship construction being looked at as creative act within a contact zone. How are these intercultural friendships formed and sustained within communities from two countries in conflict? How do they relate to larger social dynamics such as intractable conflict and tourism? How do the friendships change the dynamics within these communities? Two examples of friendship projects are looked at in terms of the strategies they employ to navigate the dynamics of conflict and social inequality between the two states.
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Souza, Jade, "Friendship Projects Within Embargo: Peacemaking and Power Between US and Cuban Quakers 1987-2019" (2020). University Honors Theses. Paper 922.