From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity / Edition 1

From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity / Edition 1

by Juan Flores
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231110774

ISBN-13: 9780231110778

Pub. Date: 05/17/2000

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Neither immigrants nor ethnics, neither foreign nor "hyphenated Americans" in the usual sense of that term, Puerto Ricans in New York have created a distinct identity both on the island of Puerto Rico and in the cultural landscape of the United States. Juan Flores considers the uniqueness of Puerto Rican culture and identity in relation to that of other Latino

Overview

Neither immigrants nor ethnics, neither foreign nor "hyphenated Americans" in the usual sense of that term, Puerto Ricans in New York have created a distinct identity both on the island of Puerto Rico and in the cultural landscape of the United States. Juan Flores considers the uniqueness of Puerto Rican culture and identity in relation to that of other Latino groups in the United States—as well as to other minority groups, especially African Americans. Architecture and urban space, literary traditions, musical styles, and cultural movements provide some of the sites and moments of a cultural world defined by the interplay of continuity and transformation, heritage and innovation, roots and fusion. Exploring this wide range of cultural expression—both in the diaspora and in Puerto Rico—Flores highlights the rich complexities and fertile contradictions of Latino identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231110778
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/17/2000
Series:
Popular Cultures, Everyday Lives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
959,987
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prelude: From Bomba to Hip-HopIntroduction1. "pueblo pueblo'': Popular Culture in Time2. The Lite Colonial: Diversions of Puerto Rican Discourse3. Broken English Memories: Languages in the Trans-Colony4. "Salvacion Casita'': Space, Performance, and Community5. "Cha-Cha with a Backbeat'': Songs and Stories of Latin Boogaloo6. Puerto Rocks: Rap, Roots, and Amnesia7. Pan-Latino/Trans-Latino: Puerto Ricans in the "New Nueva York''8. Life Off the Hyphen: Latino Literature and Nuyorican Traditions9. The Latino Imaginary: Meanings of Community and Identity10. Latino Studies: New Contexts, New ConceptsPostscript 1998: "None of the Above''

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