Sponsored Identities Cultural Politics in Puerto Rico

ISBN-10: 1566395496
ISBN-13: 9781566395496
Edition: N/A
Authors: Arlene M. Davila
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List price: $30.95
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 10/16/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Examines the creation of an essentialist view of nationhood based on a peasant culture and a unifying Hispanic heritage, and the ways in which grassroots organizations challenge and reconfigure definitions of national identity through their own activities and representations.

Arlene D�vilais Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University. Her previous books includeBarrio Dreams: Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and the Neoliberal CityandLatinos Inc: Marketing and the Making of a People.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction Making and Marketing National Identities
Securing the Nation through Politics
The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and the Building Blocks of Nationality
From the Center to the Centros Cultural Politics from Below
Just One More Festival New Actors in Caone's Cultural Politics
Culture, Politics, and Corporate Sponsorship
Contesting the Nation, Contesting Identities
Conclusion: Cassettes, Posters, and Bumper Stickers
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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