Centro Journal 23, no. 1 (Spring 2011)

Centro Journal 23, no. 1 (Spring 2011)



Central Park Rumba: Nuyorican Identity and The Return to African Roots 
Berta Jottar

Pidieron cacao: Latinidad and Black Identity in the Reggaetón of Don Omar
Jennifer Domino Rudolph

Pluralism and Ethnicity in New York City Politics: The Case of Puerto Ricans
José E. Cruz

Pedro Albizu Campos, Gilberto Concepción de Gracia, and Vito Marcantonio’s Collaboration in the Cause of Puerto Rico’s Independence
Gerald J. Meyer

Migration and Political Resocialization: The Impact of Political Environment Change on Political Orientations among Puerto Rican Return Migrants
Carlos Vargas-Ramos

Problematic Ideas of Puerto Rico in Puerto Rican Cinema: Luis Molina Casanova’s La guagua aérea
Débora Maldonado-DeOliveira

The Fire Between Them: Religion & Gentrification in Ernesto Quiñonez’s Chango’s Fire
Susan C. Méndez

Taíno Warriors?: Strategies for Recovering Indigenous Voices in Colonial and Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean Discourses
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

Book Reviews

Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City, by Lorrin Thomas (Edgardo Meléndez)

Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side, by Miranda J. Martinez (Tom Angotti)

Signing in Puerto Rican: A Hearing Son and His Deaf Family, by Andrés Torres (Robert J. Hoffmeister)

A World among These Islands: Essays on Literature, Race, and National Identity in Antillean America, by Roberto Márquez (Efraín Barradas)

The Young Lords: A Reader, edited by Darrel Enck-Wanzer (Saulo Colón Zavala)

Latino Politics, by Lisa García Bedolla (Melissa R. Michelson)

Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, edited by Enrique J. Murillo, Jr., Sofia A. Villenas, Ruth Trinidad Galván, Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Corinne Martínez, and Margartia Machado-Casas (Déborah Berman Santana)