The Diaspora Strikes Back: Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning / Edition 1

The Diaspora Strikes Back: Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning / Edition 1

by Juan Flores
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415952611

ISBN-13: 9780415952613

Pub. Date: 07/21/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In The Diaspora Strikes Back the eminent ethnic and cultural studies scholar Juan Flores flips the process on its head: what happens to the home country when it is being constantly fed by emigrants returning from abroad? He looks at how 'Nuyoricans' (Puerto Rican New Yorkers) have transformed the home country, introducing hip hop and modern New

Overview

In The Diaspora Strikes Back the eminent ethnic and cultural studies scholar Juan Flores flips the process on its head: what happens to the home country when it is being constantly fed by emigrants returning from abroad? He looks at how 'Nuyoricans' (Puerto Rican New Yorkers) have transformed the home country, introducing hip hop and modern New York culture to the Caribbean island. While he focuses on New York and Mayaguez (in Puerto Rico), the model is broadly applicable. Indians introducing contemporary British culture to India; New York Dominicans bringing slices of New York culture back to the Dominican Republic; Mexicans bringing LA culture (from fast food to heavy metal) back to Guadalajara and Monterrey. This ongoing process is both massive and global, and Flores' novel account will command a significant audience across disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415952613
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/21/2008
Series:
Cultural Spaces Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Conceptual Bearings 1. Thinking Diaspora from Below 2. Of Remigrants and Remittances 3. Caribeno Counterstream Part 2: Narrative Groundings 4. Tales of Learning and Turning. A: Introducing the Tales B: Tales of Learning and Turning C: Reading the Tales Part 3: Style Transfers 5. Bring the Salsa: Diaspora Music as Source and Challenge 6. Open Mic: Poetry, Performance, Emerging Identities

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