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Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373469-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7346-9
... Agambenian arkhé, emphasizing the unending and unpredictable interplay between the past and the present. The introduction explains the archive used in the book and provides a background of music in colonialism, which twentieth-century Puerto Rico illustrates in a gripping way. ...
Published: 08 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397595-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9759-5
... 6 Notes on Medicine, Culture, and the History of Imported Monkeys in Puerto Rico NEEL AHUJA In 2007, nearly seventy years after the first large-scale importations of ‘‘old world’’ monkeys to Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth’s Department of Agri- culture proposed a regulation...
Published: 29 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389958-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8995-8
...The Attributes of Sovereignty The Cold War, Colonialism, and Community Education in Puerto Rico Alyosha Goldstein During the early Cold War, as the terms of global conflict were displaced onto the so-called periphery, the U.S. State Department and the Partido Popular...
Published: 15 June 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386803-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8680-3
... ‘‘reconstruction’’ in Puerto Rico occurred during the late 1940s. After experiencing years of U.S. military and civil governors, in 1948 Puerto Ricans elected their first governor, Luis Muñoz Marín, founder and head of the Popular Democratic Party (pdp, pro-commonwealth ide- ology). Despite the fact that in...
Published: 03 December 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8532-5
..., which she produces under the name Producciones Teresa no Inc. Her- nández’s artistic work employs multiple languages: theatre, costumes, dance, and video. Her verbal and corporeal texts have been characterized by the creation of characters that are pertinent to the everyday reality of Puerto Rico...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399483-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9948-3
... of the "Commonwealth" of Puerto Rico,13 free and dependent. We could, that is, be (culturally) free within (politi- 14-0 Arnaldo Cruz-Malave cal and economic) dependency; defeat the gringos, as it were, by other means: Puerto Rican means. "National culture" became then the discourse by...
Published: 16 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386100-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8610-0
... limited in scope. The O≈ce of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Migra- tion Division stood as the lone Puerto Rican representative out of twenty participating organizations. Two sta√ members from the O≈ce of the Com- monwealth of Puerto Rico, Max Wol√ and Rosa Estades, sat on the thirty- one-person...
Published: 15 June 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386803-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8680-3
... Puerto Rico broadcast the highly successful show Mi familia.1 Theideato produce a situation comedy featuring a ‘‘black’’ family was largely influenced by the commercial success of U.S. black-oriented situation comedies such as The Jeffersons and The Cosby Show.2 However, in the process of translation...
Published: 11 November 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391210-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9121-0
... of Lost Causes,” published in the New York Times on November 14, 1993, the day of the plebiscite to recommend inde- pendence, statehood, or commonwealth status for Puerto Rico,14 Santiago wrote: We are taken for granted by the U.S., and that sharpens in us a stub- born nationalist...
Published: 03 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385325-032
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8532-5
... well as the countless difficulties that have defined the era she lives in. The actress-dancer trained in dance and dance theatre at the Univer- sity of Puerto Rico with her fellow Puerto Ricans Petra Bravo and Maritza Pérez (in the groups Danza brava and Pisotón, respectively) and then with the...
Published: 01 November 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393726-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9372-6
... Puerto Rican Counterpoint II Mourning Abolition Realism After the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico, Francisco Oller worked on two dialectically related series of works (see plate 8). The fi rst depicted plantations under postslavery conditions, paintings that seem to resist in...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373445-032
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7344-5
... public housing authorities (PHA), 316 Color of Violence 159, 160 community responses to, 221, Public Law 280 (PL 280), 35,36,40 225,260-63 Puerto Rico, 83, crisis centers, 1 sterilization of women, 185-86 INS and, 1 19,122...
Published: 22 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7344-5
... outdated traditions, religious fundamentalisms, and political fanaticisms. Rac- ist immigration legislation, such as the 1981 Commonwealth Immigrants Act, was justified in part by an appeal to defend "English values" of common sense, 16 Color of Violence decency, and...
Published: 03 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394075-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9407-5
.... Unincorporating 1898 As an unincorporated territory of the United States, or a colonial possession with commonwealth status, Puerto Rico’s relation to the United States reso- nates with important contemporary debates about Guantánamo as an am- biguous legal space of unclear sovereignty and...
Published: 23 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395010-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9501-0
... executive director—at a project picnic, circa 1966. photograph by and courtesy of frank espada. the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Herman Badillo had given the keynote...
Published: 29 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389958-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8995-8
... Cuba, as well as the takeover of Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam between 1898 and 1912. In doing so, the United States extended its territorial sovereignty by might across the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico and set an astonishing prece- dent for military invasions and interventions in other...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373971-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7397-1
... 5 ­PEOPLE OF COLOR Access to and Control of Resources This chapter examines a broader context in which westward expansion, Mani- fest Destiny, the expeditions, explorations, and resource exploitation discussed above took...
Published: 29 May 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395539-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9553-9
... 4 The New England Poets of Viking America and the Emergence of the Plastic Viking ✴ For how can one immediately experience the present without re- gard to the shaping presence of the past...
Published: 15 June 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386803-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8680-3
... January 26, 1967, Stokely Carmichael, head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (sncc), flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to sign a ‘‘protocol of cooperation’’ with Juan Mari Brás, the leader of the Movement for Puerto Rican Independence (mpi).1 In a joint statement Carmichael and Mari Brás...
Published: 11 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388913-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8891-3
... South, taking control of the northern half of Mexico in the 1850s, Cuba and Puerto Rico in 1898, Panama in 1903, and most of the other independent countries of Central America and the Caribbean between 1910 and 1930.≤ Some sectors of the U.S. labor movement believed that labor should be a partner...