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Puerto Rico

Author : Nancy Morris
ISBN : 0275954528
Genre : History
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"Explores how local political elites have shaped Puerto Rican identity during almost a century of US involvement. Traces Island's political trajectory in its relations with US (pt. 1), and reproduces verbatim interviews with selected political leaders toidentify elements that contribute to Puerto Ricans' sense of nationhood (pt. 2). Concludes that, despite pervasiveness of US cultural norms and the pressure to assimilate, Puerto Rican identity remains resilient to this day (pt. 3)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Sponsored Identities

Author : Arlene M. Dávila
ISBN : 1566395496
Genre : History
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Focusing on the Institute for Puerto Rican Culture - the government institution charged with defining authenticated views of national identity since the 1950s - and on popular festival organizers, author Arlene M. Davila illuminates contestations over appropriate representations of culture in the increasingly mass-mediated context of contemporary Puerto Rico. She examines the creation of an essentialist view of nationhood based on a peasant culture and a "unifying" Hispanic heritage and explores the ways in which grassroots organizations challenge and reconfigure definitions of national identity, through their own activities and representations.

Puerto Rican Cultural Identity And The Work Of Luis Rafael S Nchez

Author : John Perivolaris
ISBN : 0807892726
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book undertakes the most comprehensive and theoretically rigorous examination to date of Luis Rafael S¡nchez's work in the context of cultural politics in Puerto Rico, and of the international and regional dimensions of S¡nchez's work in relation to

Ta No Revival

Author : Gabriel Haslip-Viera
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173009688104
Genre : Political Science
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"Modern critics now claim that the Taino heritage has been canonized through state-sponsored institutions, such as festivals, museums, and textbooks, at the expense of blacks. In the past, officials, alarmed at the black majorities on the other Caribbean Islands, tried to "whiten" Puerto Rican society by calling all people of color Tainos. Others complain that the Taino revival lost its fervor, evolving from an anti-colonialist movement to a mere fashionable trend. Still the Taino heritage remains a central part of Puerto Rican Identity in the 21st century."--BOOK JACKET.

Race Identity And Indigenous Politics

Author : Gabriel Haslip-Viera
ISBN : 1484129725
Genre : Ethnicity
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This book is a follow-up to "Taíno Revival: Critical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Identity and Cultural Politics," an edited volume last published in 2001. The book focuses on a socio-cultural and political movement among some Puerto Ricans and others who have adopted an exclusive Amerindian identity in recent decades as an alternative to the prevailing "nationalist" identity in place in Puerto Rico since the early 1950s based on the overall and demonstrated biological and cultural hybridity of its people. The book focuses on writings and debates that have ensued since the publication of "Taíno Revival..." in 2001, and includes a discussion of the genetic background of Puerto Ricans, their history and culture, along with some speculation on why a subset of the Puerto Rican population, both on the island and the Diaspora, would adopt an excusive and unproven Amerindian identity they call "Taíno" which is a name that was given to the island's original inhabitants by 20th century scholars.

The Puerto Rican Nation On The Move

Author : Jorge Duany
ISBN : 9780807861479
Genre : History
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Puerto Ricans maintain a vibrant identity that bridges two very different places--the island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. Whether they live on the island, in the States, or divide time between the two, most imagine Puerto Rico as a separate nation and view themselves primarily as Puerto Rican. At the same time, Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since 1917, and Puerto Rico has been a U.S. commonwealth since 1952. Jorge Duany uses previously untapped primary sources to bring new insights to questions of Puerto Rican identity, nationalism, and migration. Drawing a distinction between political and cultural nationalism, Duany argues that the Puerto Rican "nation" must be understood as a new kind of translocal entity with deep cultural continuities. He documents a strong sharing of culture between island and mainland, with diasporic communities tightly linked to island life by a steady circular migration. Duany explores the Puerto Rican sense of nationhood by looking at cultural representations produced by Puerto Ricans and considering how others--American anthropologists, photographers, and museum curators, for example--have represented the nation. His sources of information include ethnographic fieldwork, archival research, interviews, surveys, censuses, newspaper articles, personal documents, and literary texts.

From Bomba To Hip Hop

Author : Juan Flores
ISBN : 0231110774
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Essential reading for understanding both national and panethnic issues that influence cultural expression and the construction of Puerto Rican identity in the US. Analyzes distinctiveness of Puerto Rican culture in New York in relation to that of other US Latino groups. Theoretically grounded essays address many of the contradictions behind the complex process of identity construction among Puerto Ricans and other Latinos. Focuses on popular music and literature"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Making And Marketing National Identities

Author : Arlene M. Dávila
ISBN : OCLC:37936327
Genre : Culture
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Puerto Rican Jam

Author : Frances Negrón-Muntaner
ISBN : 9780816628483
Genre : Political Science
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Challenges the framing of Puerto Rican cultural politics as a dichotomy between nationalism and colonialism. Discussions of Puerto Rican cultural politics usually fall into one of two categories, nationalist or colonialist. Puerto Rican Jam moves beyond this narrow dichotomy, elaborating alternatives to dominant postcolonial theories, and includes essays written from the perspectives of groups that are not usually represented, such as gays and lesbians, youth, blacks, and women. Among the topics discussed are the limitations of nationalism as a transformative and democratizing political discourse, the contradictory impact of American colonialism, language politics, and the 1928 U.S. congressional hearings on women's suffrage in Puerto Rico.

The Unlinking Of Language And Puerto Rican Identity

Author : Brenda Domínguez-Rosado
ISBN : 9781443882095
Genre : Anthropological linguistics
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Language and identity have an undeniable link, but what happens when a second language is imposed on a populace? Can a link be broken or transformed? Are the attitudes towards the imposed language influential? Can these attitudes change over time? The mixed-methods results provided by this book are ground-breaking because they document how historical and traditional attitudes are changing towards both American English (AE) and Puerto Rican Spanish (PRS) on an island where the population has been subjected to both Spanish and US colonization. There are presently almost four million people living in Puerto Rico, while the Puerto Rican diaspora has surpassed it with more than this living in the United States alone. Because of this, many members of the diaspora no longer speak PRS, yet consider themselves to be Puerto Rican. Traditional stances against people who do not live on the island or speak the predominant language (PRS) yet wish to identify themselves as Puerto Rican have historically led to prejudice and strained relationships between people of Puerto Rican ancestry. The sample study provided here shows that there is not only a change in attitude towards the traditional link between PRS and Puerto Rican identity (leading to the inclusion of diasporic Puerto Ricans), but also a wider acceptance of the English language itself on this Caribbean island.

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