Women, Creole Identity, and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-Century Puerto Rico

Women, Creole Identity, and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-Century Puerto Rico

by Magali Roy-Fequiere
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592132316

ISBN-13: 9781592132317

Pub. Date: 02/06/2004

Publisher: Temple University Press

In this book, Magali Roy-Fequiere casts new light on the Generacion del Treinta, a group of Creole intellectuals who situated themselves as the voice of a new cultural nationalism in Puerto Rico. Through a feminist lens, she focuses on the interlocking themes of nationalism, gender, class, and race in the articulation of early twentieth-century Puerto Rican identity.

Overview

In this book, Magali Roy-Fequiere casts new light on the Generacion del Treinta, a group of Creole intellectuals who situated themselves as the voice of a new cultural nationalism in Puerto Rico. Through a feminist lens, she focuses on the interlocking themes of nationalism, gender, class, and race in the articulation of early twentieth-century Puerto Rican identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592132317
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
02/06/2004
Series:
Puerto Rican Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1.Nationalism Revisited: Deciphering the Creole Imaginary13
2.Compromising Positions: Reconstituting the Creole Gender Hierarchy53
3.Professional Women and the Refashioning of the Self81
4.The New Creolism: Three Responses to Pedreira117
5.The Nation as Male Fantasy: Emilio S. Belaval's Los Cuentos De La Universidad151
6.A Brave New (Discursive) World: Maria Cadilla De Martinez's Milestones of the Race177
7.Negrismo, Literary Criticism, and the Discourses of White Supremacy197
8.Speaking for and Speaking with: The Limits of Negrismo's Cultural Discourse231
Notes263
Index301

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