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Journal 2017

CENTRO Journal vol. XXIX, no. 2, Summer 2017

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Sunshine Politics: Puerto Rican Memory and the Political in New Destinations
Patricia Silver

Puerto Rican Language Use on Facebook
Kevin S. Carroll and Vanessa Z. Mari

Jesús y Concha Colón: A Puerto Rican Story of Love, Tradition, Migration and Modernity in Early 20th Century New York
Melissa Coss Aquino

From the Archives: On Two ‘Lost’ Poems by Julia de Burgos
Cristina Pérez Jiménez

Gender, Homosexuality, the Diasporic Experience, and Other Key Themes in Víctor Fragoso’s Theater
Consuelo Martínez-Reyes

“We Like Mexican Laborers Better”: Citizenship and Immigration Policies in the Formation of Puerto Rican Farm Labor in the United States
Ismael García-Colón

“My Eyes Opened to a Healthier Life”: An Exploration of Health Choices Made by Puerto Rican Mothers Living in Pennsylvania
Cynthia D. Knittle and Susan A. Orshan

CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Vol. XXIX no. 1 Spring 2017

U.S. Citizenship in Puerto Rico: One Hundred Years After the Jones Act
Guest Editors: Charles R. Venator-Santiago and Edgardo Meléndez

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PrefaceEdwin Meléndez


U.S. Citizenship in Puerto Rico: One Hundred Years After the Jones Act
Charles R. Venator-Santiago and Edgardo Meléndez

Mapping the Contours of the History of the Extension of U.S. Citizenship to Puerto Rico, 1898–Present
Charles R. Venator-Santiago

The Unresolved Constitutional Issues of Puerto Rican Citizenship
Rogers M. Smith

Citizenship and Equality in an Age of Diversity: Reflections on Balzac and the Indian Civil Rights Act
Sanford Levinson

To Be or Not to Be: Puerto Ricans and Their Illusory U.S. Citizenship
Juan R. Torruella

Citizenship in U.S. Territories: Constitutional Right or Congressional Privilege?
Neil Weare

Dual Consciousness About Law And Justice: Puerto Ricans’ Battle For U.S. Citizenship In Hawai‘i
Susan K. Serrano

“…Acting Like an American Citizen”: Discursive and Political Resistance to Puerto Rican U.S. Citizenship Anomalies in the 1930s
Daniel Acosta Elkan

A Note on the Puerto Rican De-Naturalization Exception of 1948
Charles R. Venator-Santiago

Puerto Ricans as Contingent Citizens: Shifting Mandated Identities and Imperial Disjunctures
Pedro Cabán

Puerto Ricans and U.S. Citizenship in 1917: Imperatives of Security
Bartholomew Sparrow and Jennifer Lamm

Comments on the Jones Act and the Grant of U.S. Citizenship to Puerto Ricans
Edgardo Meléndez