Puerto Rican Jam: Rethinking Colonialism and Nationalism

Puerto Rican Jam: Rethinking Colonialism and Nationalism

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780816628483
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 08/01/1997
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.87(d)

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