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Volume XX - Number 1 (Spring 2008)
Special Section: Functions and valorization of language in Puerto Rico
Guest Editor:Alicia Pousada

Functions and valorization of language in Puerto Rico: An introduction
Alicia Pousada

“Language is our only homeland”: An interview with Luz María Umpierre
Carmen Haydée Rivera

Delegitimizing oppressive culture: The voice of counter-discourse in Umpierre’s poetic work
Alma Simounet

Poem: White blindness
Elidio la Torre Lagares

Poem: Learning Spanish
Richard Marx Weinraub

Poem: You are now entering Bronx Piedras!
Urayoan Noel

Fifo’s Pizza
José Delgado-Costa

Negotiating el difícil: Uses of English text in a rural Puerto Rican community
Catherine M. Mazak

The social and educational inequalities of black students studying English in rural Puerto Rico
Elena González Rivera

Puerto Rican language use on Myspace.com
Kevin Carroll

Lengua, poder y estrategias en los tribunales de justicia: análisis discursivo de cuatro vistas para determinación de causa en el tribunal de San Juan de Puerto Rico
Aida Vergne

The mandatory use of English in the federal court of Puerto Rico
Alicia Pousada

María Vaquero y el desarrollo de la lingüística hispánica en Puerto Rico
María Inés Castro

Other essays

Inhabiting Isla Nena: Imperial dramas, gendered geographical imaginings and Vieques, Puerto Rico
Marie Cruz Soto

Brothels, hell and Puerto Rican bodies: Sex, race, and other cultural politics in 21st century artistic representations
Hilda Lloréns

Both ways: Entrevista a Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, autora de Caribe Two Ways (2003)
Francisco Cabanillas

Review Essay

Poverty, culture and social capital in Puerto Rican urban communities
Felipe Pimentel

Book Reviews:

None of the Above: Puerto Ricans in the Global Era
By Frances Negrón-Muntaner
Reviewed by Rubén Ríos Ávila

Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
By Carlos R. Soltero
Reviewed by Jodie G. Roure

The State and Small-Scale Fisheries in Puerto Rico
By Ricardo Pérez
Reviewed by David Griffith

Cayeyanos: familias y solidaridades en la historia de Cayey
By Fernando Picó
Reviewed by José O. Sola

Cave of the Jagua: The Mythological World of the Taínos
By Antonio M. Stevens-Arroyo
Reviewed by Luis N. Rivera-Pagán

Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898
By César J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe
Reviewed by Pedro San Miguel

La que te llama vida: Inés M. Mendoza Rivera, su vida interior en sus diarios y cartas
By Daisy Sánchez Collazo
Reviewed by Mario Pérez Miranda

Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico: Migration, Return Migration, and the Struggles of Incorporation
By Elizabeth Aranda
Reviewed by Maura I. Toro-Morn

 

Volume XX, Nomber. 2, (Fall 2008)

Slippery semantics: Race talk and everyday uses of racial terminology in Puerto Rico
Isar P. Godreau

De la disco al caserío : Urban spatial aesthetics and policy to the beat of reggaetón
Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores

Deluxe squatters in Puerto Rico: The case of La Parguera’s casetas
Rima Brusi-Gil de Lamadrid

Entrevista a Fernando Picó
Marisa Pérez Domínguez

Celebrating the colonial nation in San Germán’s Patron Saint Festivities, 1950s
Antonio Sotomayor-Carlo

The Development Bank and the initial failure of the industrial program in Puerto Rico, 1942–1948
José L. Bolivar

Usmaíl: Pedro Juan Soto’s classic Vieques novel: An interview with Charley Connelly and Myrna Pagán
Katherine T. McCaffrey

Ernesto Quiñonez’s fiction seen as a picaresque narrative
Ignacio F. Rodeño Iturriaga

La otra cara de la historia y el teatro popular puertorriqueño: El Tajo del Alacrán de Lydia Milagros González
Carlos Manuel Rivera

An astounding treasure: Dual language education in a public school setting
Susana C. DeJesús

DIÁLOGO: The mtDNA debate: A diálogo on “How important is it?”

Amerindian mtDNA in Puerto Rico: When does DNA matter?
Jorge Estevez

Amerindian mtDNA does not matter: A reply to Jorge Estevez and the privileging of a Taíno identity in the Spanish Caribbean
Gabriel Haslip-Viera

BOOK REVIEWS:

Latina Girls: Voices of Adolescent Strength in the United States
Edited by Jill Denner and Bianca Guzman
Reviewed by Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas

Puerto Rican Poetry, An Anthology from Aboriginal to Contemporary Times
Edited and Translated by Roberto Márquez
Reviewed by Alan West-Durán

Boricua Power: A Political History of Puerto Ricans in the United States
By José Ramón Sánchez
Reviewed by Aldo Lauria Santiago

Extended Statehood in the Caribbean: Paradoxes of Quasi Colonialism, Local Autonomy and Extended Statehood in the USA, French, Dutch and British Caribbean
Edited by Lammert de Jong and Dirk Kruijt
Reviewed by Aarón Gamaliel Ramos

The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States & the Philippines
By Paul A. Kramer
Reviewed by Lanny Thompson

Barganing for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City
By Nicole P. Marwell
Reviewed by José Ramón Sánchez

Spanish Harlem’s Musical Legacy: 1930–1980
By Silvio H. Alava
Reviewed by José E. Cruz

His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S.
By Geraldo Rivera
Reviewed by Howard Jordan

Los bembeteos de la plena puertorriqueña
By Ramón López
Reviewed by Melanie Maldonado

Queer Latino Testimonio, Keith Haring, and Juanito Xtravaganza: Hard Tails
By Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé
Reviewed by Juana María Rodríguez

¡Que el pueblo decida!: La gobernación de Roberto Sánchez Vilella
By Ligia T. Domench Abreu
Reviewed by Ángel Israel Rivera Ortiz