By Kirwin R. Shaffer
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In essence, the PIC sought a “rightful share” of the spoils of war and citizenship as Cubans. The fact that Afro-Cubans had been denied full Cuban identity and felt the need to create a race-based political party challenged the island’s postindependence cultural myth that Cuba was a racial democracy. Like other social actors in Cuba, the PIC utilized the words and Anarchism, Cubanía, Culture, and Power | 23 images of José Martí to justify that a Cuba for all meant just that: a Cuba for both whites and blacks.
Then, he merged his international anarchist beliefs, his immigrant experiences, and Cuban culture to write novels, short stories, and plays often rooted in Cuban settings and for both a Cuban and an international audience. His fiction reflected not only the interaction between international influences and the daily life experiences of anarchists and their followers in Cuba but also certain anarchist visions of progress and development in Cuba, while signaling a larger universal form of anarchist internationalism on the island.
A central component of framing process analysis concerns the roles of popular intellectuals like Del Valle and Penichet. ” While framing implies interpretation and a movement-defined construction of reality, mostly individuals are responsible for putting forth these central frames. In Cuba, Penichet and Del Valle were the main framers through their leadership of different strands of the movement, their roles as leading editors of major movement newspapers, and their preeminent positions as the leading literary figures of the movement.