The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States by Jorge Duany | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States / Edition 1

The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States / Edition 1

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by Jorge Duany
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807827045

ISBN-13: 9780807827048

Pub. Date: 09/09/2002

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807827048
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/09/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments Introduction: Rethinking Colonialism, Nationalism, and Transnationalism: The Case of Puerto Rico
1 The Construction of Cultural Identities in Puerto Rico and the Diaspora
2 The Rich Gate to Future Wealth: Displaying Puerto Rico at World's Fairs
3 Representing the Newly Colonized: Puerto Rico in the Gaze of American Anthropologists, 1898-1915
4 Portraying the Other: Puerto Rican Images in Two American Photographic Collections
5 A Postcolonial Colony?: The Rise of Cultural Nationalism in Puerto Rico during the 1950s
6 Collecting the Nation: The Public Representation of Puerto Rico's Cultural Identity
7 Following Migrant Citizens: The Official Discourse on Puerto Rican Migration to the United States
8 The Nation in the Diaspora: The Reconstruction of the Cultural Identity of Puerto Rican Migrants
9 Mobile Livelihoods: Circular Migration, Transnational Identities, and Cultural Borders between Puerto Rico and the United States
10 Neither White nor Black: The Representation of Racial Identity among Puerto Ricans on the Island and in the U.S. Mainland

11 Making Indians out of Blacks: The Revitalization of Taino Identity in Contemporary Puerto Rico Conclusion: Nation, Migration, Identity Notes Works Cited Index

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