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Title Puerto Rican jam : rethinking colonialism and nationalism / Frances Negrón-Muntaner and Ramón Grosfoguel, editors.

Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  972.9505 PUER    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 303 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Beyond Nationalist and Colonialist Discourses: The Jaiba Politics of the Puerto Rican Ethno-Nation / Ramon Grosfoguel, Frances Negron-Muntaner and Chloe S. Georas -- 1. Puerto Rico: Surviving Colonialism and Nationalism / Mariano Negron-Portillo -- 2. The Divorce of Nationalist Discourses from the Puerto Rican People: A Sociohistorical Perspective / Ramon Grosfoguel -- 3. Puerto Rico: The Myth of the National Economy / Jaime E. Benson-Arias -- 4. The Discreet Charm of the Proletariat: Imagining Early-Twentieth-Century Puerto Ricans in the Past Twenty-Five Years of Historical Inquiry / Kelvin A. Santiago-Valles -- 5. Narrating the Tropical Pharmacy / Jose Quiroga -- 6. Deconstructing Puerto Ricanness through Sexuality: Female Counternarratives on Puerto Rican Identity (1894-1934) / Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel -- 7. "So We Decided to Come and Ask You Ourselves": The 1928 U.S. Congressional Hearings on Women's Suffrage in Puerto Rico / Gladys M. Jimenez-Munoz.
8. Islands at the Crossroads: Puerto Ricanness Traveling between the Translocal Nation and the Global City / Agustin Lao -- 9. Puerto Rican Identity Up in the Air: Air Migration, Its Cultural Representations, and Me "Cruzando el Charco" / Alberto Sandoval Sanchez -- 10. "Pa' La Escuelita con Mucho Cuida'o y por la Orillita": A Journey through the Contested Terrains of the Nation and Sexual Orientation / Manuel Guzman -- 11. Contending Nationalisms: Culture, Politics, and Corporate Sponsorship in Puerto Rico / Arlene Davila -- 12. Rapping Two Versions of the Same Requiem / Raquel Z. Rivera -- 13. English Only Jamas but Spanish Only Cuidado: Language and Nationalism in Contemporary Puerto Rico / Frances Negron-Muntaner.
Summary 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.
Other author Negrón-Muntaner, Frances.
Grosfoguel, Ramón.
Subject Nationalism -- Puerto Rico -- History.
Ethnicity -- Puerto Rico.
Identity (Psychology) -- Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico -- Politics and government -- 1952-
Puerto Rico -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Puerto Rico.
ISBN 0816628483 (alk. paper)
0816628491 (paperback: alk. paper)