Reviews

Thu
27
Aug

My discovery of the Young Lords through three NYC exhibitions

P’alante—words that ironically throw us immediately back in time to the organization that embodied the phrase during the late 60s early 70s-—The Young Lords Party, one of the best known Puerto Rican led political organizations...

Thu
04
Jun
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Puerto Rican Soldiers: A Review of "Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military"

Since President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, ordering the armed forces to provide equal treatment and opportunity for servicemen without regard to color, race, national origin or religion (in...

Fri
22
May
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Lorenzo Homar: Nuyorican Pioneer

There’s something bigger than life about Larry Homar. At least that’s what I thought the first time I saw his portrait a few months ago, when I first learned about him. This man emanates the je ne sais quoi of the renaissance...

Tue
02
Dec
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A New Look at the Puerto Rican Civil Rights Movement

Scholarly books about “identity” present a number of risks. How does one measure identity when individual identity, let alone group identity, is in a constant state of transformation? Do we privilege one “identity” over another...

Wed
19
Nov
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Dos espacios de pura creación

La más reciente muestra del artista puertorriqueño de Nueva York José Morales expuesta en el Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico explora y confronta dos mundos, dos culturas, dos...

Wed
19
Nov
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Nuyorican Poets and their Impact in Latino Poetry

The poetics of the “Broken Souths” in the context of neoliberal economics and its sociocultural literary significance is at the core of Michael Dowdy’s 2013 book, aptly and descriptively titled: Broken Souths: Latino/a Poetic...

Wed
22
Oct
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Growing Pains and Cultural Affirmation: Writing About Puerto Rican Women in Film and Literature

Revolving-Door Life Writing: Literature and Cinema of Puerto Rican Women by Christin Freyer was published last year by Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg as part of their monograph series on American Studies. The series is...

Tue
30
Sep
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SJU→MSP: A Puerto Rican Woman in Minnesota

I read Neil Genzlinger’s “ The Problem with Memoirs ” in 2011, and it almost stopped me from ever sitting...

Tue
02
Sep
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GastroNation: Food and Identity among Puerto Ricans

Eating Puerto Rico: A History of Food, Culture, and Identity by Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra is an ambitious book that aims to examine the questions of "...why did we eat what we ate and why do we still eat it...?" (2013: 13). The...

Tue
02
Sep
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Global Miami: Life in the City

Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami is an important contribution to both the place-specific literature on Miami as well as the wider fields of migration, transnational and urban studies. The authors, Elizabeth M. Aranda, Sallie...

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Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
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