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CENTRO Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies
volume XXII - number 2 - Fall 2010

Table of Contents

4... Polémicas, feministas, puertorriqueñas y desconocidas: Clotilde Betances Jaeger, María Mas Pozo y sus “charlas femeninas” en el Gráfico de Nueva York, 1929–1930
María Teresa Vera-Rojas

34... An interview with poet Tato Laviera
Stephanie Alvarez, William Luis and Edna Ochoa

50... Beyond nation: Caribbean poetics in Pedro Pietri’s “Puerto Rican Obituary” and Kamau Brathwaite’s “Islands and Exiles”
Li Yun Alvarado

74... Family matters: Revisiting la gran familia puertorriqueña in the works of Rosario Ferré and Judith Ortiz Cofer
Marisel Moreno

106... On the ethics and poetics of how we make our lives: Esmeralda Santiago and the improvisation of identity
José R. Rosario

128... Gastronomía, humor y nación: estrategias retóricas en las letras de Calle 13
Rosana Díaz-Zambrana

150... Extranjería, comunidad y escucha: escenas contemporáneas de autoridad literaria
Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia

172... Constructing Muñocismo: Colonial politics and the rise of the PPD, 1934–1940
Gabriel Villaronga

198... Vito Marcantonio, Puerto Rican migration, and the 1949 mayoral election in New York City
Edgardo Meléndez

234... The economic consequences of inadequate education for the Puerto Rican population in the United States
Clive Belfield

260... Book Reviews

284... Contributors
287 Acknowledgements

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