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By Nancy Morris

This ebook makes use of old and interview information to track the advance of Puerto Rican id within the twentieth century. It analyzes how and why Puerto Ricans have maintained a transparent experience of strong point within the face of direct and oblique pressures on their id. After gaining sovereignty over Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898, the U.S. undertook a sustained crusade to Americanize the island. regardless of 50 years of energetic Americanization and one other forty years of persevered usa sovereignty over the island, Puerto Ricans maintain a feeling of themselves as fantastically and proudly Puerto Rican. This examine examines the symbols of Puerto Rican id, and their use within the complicated politics of the island. It indicates that identification is dynamic, it's skilled another way via participants throughout Puerto Rican society, and that the foremost symbols of Puerto Rican identification haven't remained static through the years. throughout the research of Puerto Rico, the booklet investigates and demanding situations the widely-heard argument that the inevitable results of the export of U.S. mass media and shopper tradition in the course of the global is the weakening of cultural identities in receiving societies. The ebook develops the concept that exterior strain on collective identification could improve that id instead of, as is frequently assumed, cut back it.

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