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Puerto Rican Cultural Identity And The Work Of Luis Rafael S Nchez

Author : John Perivolaris
ISBN : 0807892726
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book undertakes the most comprehensive and theoretically rigorous examination to date of Luis Rafael S¡nchez's work in the context of cultural politics in Puerto Rico, and of the international and regional dimensions of S¡nchez's work in relation to
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Essaying The Puerto Rican Nation

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ISBN : OCLC:808632515
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Identity - national and cultural - forms the thematic backbone of the Puerto Rican essay canon. When reading this canon it seems that this island "nation" suffers from insularism and docility, to cite its most famous essayists. Yet a new zeitgeist arrives on the essay scene in the 1980s that contests this narrative. This dissertation examines how José Luis González, Luis Rafael Sánchez and Ana Lydia Vega "talk back" to the essay canon. They restore overlooked members of the nation who are linked to popular culture(s) in this study: Afro-Puerto Ricans, circular migrants and women. With this inclusivity, the essay form changes, especially with Sánchez and Vega. Therefore, I am attentive to both politics and aesthetics as these essayists challenge racist, elitist and sexist ideas. This intervention, associated with postmodernism with two essayists, allows for new subjectivities to emerge. In Chapter One, José Luis González initiates this aperture with "El país de cuatro pisos" as he denounces what Michel Foucault calls "sources of power" in order to incorporate the Afro-Puerto Rican. Read from a perspective of power and representation this essay succeeds at challenging racism but falls short in representing the popular Afro-Puerto Rican. The second chapter examines how Luis Rafael Sánchez's essay "La guagua aérea" disrupts the tenor of previous essayists with an image of a working class and diasporic nation. Interpreted as a theatrical text, I explore how Sánchez undoes "Puerto Rican docility" and the authoritarian voices of previous essayists. Concepts of détour, retour and oraliture inform the analysis of the "thresholds" in this essay. The final chapter examines how Ana Lydia Vega shuns the metaphors of González and Sánchez and brings the essay back to a local front. With two essays "Vegetal" and "De bípeda desplumada a Escritora Puertorriqueña (con E y P machúsculas)" I examine how she questions patriarchal and hegemonic discourses. Vega effectively unravels traditional essayistic forms and voices with "polyrhythmic" essays that imitate popular musical structures. I conclude with recent essayists Carlos Pabón and Rubén Ríos Ávila demonstrating how the metanarrative of nationhood continues to disintegrate, but without popular culture as a creative or symbolic force.

Encyclopedia Of Latin American Literature

Author : Verity Smith
ISBN : 9781135314248
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book
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Imagination Emblems And Expressions

Author : Helen Ryan-Ranson
ISBN : 0879725818
Genre : Literary Collections
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This book of essays--carefully written by twenty-four authorities on their subjects--provides a deep understanding of and appreciation for the coherence, primacy, and importance of the search for identity in the divergent areas of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
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Ethnography And The City

Author : Richard E. Ocejo
ISBN : 9781135766276
Genre : Social Science
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The only collection of its kind on the market, this reader gathers the work of some of the most esteemed urban ethnographers in sociology and anthropology. Broken down into sections that cover key aspects of ethnographic research, Ethnography and the City will expose readers to important works in the field, while also guiding students to the study of method as they embark on their own work.
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Caribbean Abstracts

Author : Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands). Caraïbische Afdeling
ISBN : UOM:39015079642099
Genre : Caribbean Area
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Caribbean Abstracts

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172143727365
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American Ethnic Writers

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ISBN : 1587654652
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Covers numerous ethnic writers and their works. All major American ethnicities are covered: African American, Asian American, Jewish American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American.
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