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Not the Time to Stay brings to light for the first time the marvellous work of Puerto Rican playwright Víctor Fragoso. Eight plays, edited and translated by Consuelo Martínez-Reyes, portray the socio-cultural issues Fragoso sought to expose: the choice and difficulties of migration, the clash between American and Puerto Rican societies, the oppression suffered by Latinos in the USA, homelessness...Read more
by José E. Cruz This book is a recollection and analysis of ethnic identity in Puerto Rican politics in New York City between 1960 and 1990. The book argues that Puerto Rican politics at the community level was a politics of identity rooted in liberal democratic values. Puerto Ricans provided an example, from the ground up, that transcended the alleged incompatibility between liberalism and...Read more
Race, Front and Center: Perspectives on Race among Puerto Ricans is a collection of essays that captures in a single volume the breadth of research on the subject of race among Puerto Ricans, both in Puerto Rico, in the United States and in the migration between the two countries. Its twenty-two chapters divided into seven sections address the intellectual, aesthetic and historical trajectories...Read more
Table of Contents Introduction: A Call for Rhythm & Power \ Derrick León Washington Chapter 1 On Social Dancing and Social Movements: Salsa and Resistance \ Sydney Hutchinson Chapter 2 Bailando salsa en la sala : How We Learned to Dance and to Live \ Marisol Berríos-Miranda Chapter 3 Marc Anthony 3.0: Toward a Critical Salsa Romántica \ Frances R. Aparicio Chapter 4 Maelo, El Sonero Mayor:...Read more
By Víctor Hernández-Vázquez This book recounts the genesis of the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia during the interwar years (1917-1945). It connects the origins of this community to the mass migration of the post-WW II (1945-1985) years when Puerto Ricans consolidated their presence in Philadelphia. This study compares the experiences of Puerto Ricans with that of the Italians, the Polish...Read more
State of Puerto Ricans 2017
This book provides an updated overview of some of the most salient subjects and themes about the Puerto Rican population in the United States at present. It highlights the continued mobility and expansion of the Puerto Rican population throughout the country, including state-to-state migration, migration from Puerto Rico in light of the economic crisis in the island, as well as the role of...Read more
The Bodega: A Cornerstone of Puerto Rican Barrios (The Justo Martí Collection) by Carlos Sanbria From the 1940s to the 1970s bodegas, those ubiquitous corner-stores, in New York City’s barrios were more than places where Puerto Rican recent immigrants bought their groceries. As the photographs in this photo-essay book demonstrates, they were also anchors for the social and cultural life of...Read more
The Almanac of Puerto Ricans in the United States Learn more about the recent changes in the Puerto Rican community on the mainland United States through national and state-specific demographic data. The almanac compiles information on social, economic, and civic conditions of the Puerto Rican population in nine key states, and includes maps, tables, and descriptions of the population nationwide...Read more
The State of Puerto Ricans 2013 $15.00 Edited by Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas Ramos The State of Puerto Ricans, 2013 collects in a single report the most current data on social, economic, and civic conditions of the Puerto Rican population in the United States available from governmental sources, mostly from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report presents a pictureof endurance and resiliency in...Read more
Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium $24.99 Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Editors The demographic and socio-economic profile of Puerto Ricans has changed dramatically, even in the short span of years since the advent of the 21st century. Consider that in 2003 there were 3.8 million stateside Puerto Ricans and 3.8 million residing in Puerto Rico itself. By 2012, the most...Read more