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New Directions in Puerto Rican Studies

Series Description:

This series focuses on the diasporic experience in the U.S. and on the economic, political, cultural, and social aspects of life on the island of Puerto Rico. Of particular interest are manuscripts about the inter-play between Puerto Rican and Latin identities; racial identity and racism; art history; nationalism and identity; migration and transnationalism; politics in the U.S.; the militarization of Puerto Rico; sexuality and gender; culture studies; and environmental issues.

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There are 7 books in this series.


Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Land Reform in Puerto Rico: Modernizing the Colonial State, 1941–1969

In this intimate and enlightening work, Ismael García-Colón uses ethnography, political and economic theory, and primary and secondary historical sources to paint a compelling and human portrait of the land redistribution program.

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Labor-Management Relations in Puerto Rico during the Twentieth Century

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Black Puerto Rican Identity and Religious Experience

Based on twelve months of fieldwork, this study shows how believers experience their religion in its various dimensions. 

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The State and Small-Scale Fisheries in Puerto Rico

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Humor and the Eccentric Text in Puerto Rican Literature

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Vieques, the Navy, and Puerto Rican Politics