Centro Journal

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, Fall

A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods
A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods By Mérida Rúa New York: Oxford University Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-1997-6026-8 256 pages; $49.95 [cloth]Mérida Rúa's Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto...
Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era
Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era Edited by Clarence Taylor Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2011 176 pages; $35.00 [cloth]This book edited by Baruch College (CUNY) professor Clarence Taylor is an anthology of historical...
Dialogando Sobre Independentismos. Parte I (Entre Votos, Consignas Y Trincheras) & Parte II (la Nueva Lucha), 1890-1980
Dialogando sobre independentismos. Parte I (Entre votos, consignas y trincheras) & Parte II (La nueva lucha), 1890-1980 Produced by Mariel C. Marrero, Directed by Freddie Rodríguez San Juan, Producciones Zaranda, 2010 210 minutes; $45.00 [4 DVDs]Documentary...
Enduring Migration: Puerto Rican Workers on U.S. Farms
abstractThis article investigates the formation of contemporary Puerto Rican farm labor in the United States and is based on a survey of farmworkers conducted from July through November of 2010 in the Northeast. We argue that this labor force is constructed,...
Family Matters: Puerto Rican Women Authors on the Island and the Mainland
Family Matters: Puerto Rican Women Authors on the Island and the Mainland By Marisel C. Moreno Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8139-3332-0 248 pages; $27.50 [paper]In Family Matters, Marisel Moreno suggests a new approach...
Feeding the Colonial Subject: Nutrition and Public Health in Puerto Rico, 1926-1952
abstractThis article examines nutrition sciences, policies, and politics in Puerto Rico from the late 1920s to the early 1950s. Tracing the activities of various experts within this multidisciplinary field, it considers how changing historical circumstances...
Migrants Who Never Arrived: The Crash of Westair Transport's N1248N in 1950
abstractThe morning of June 6, 1950, found Puerto Rico waking up to radio newsflashes and newspaper headlines relating the crash of a plane carrying sixty-two Puerto Rican farmhands (the majority from Mayagüez) some 275 miles east of Florida. The aircraft,...
My Response to Gabriel Haslip-Viera's Review of the Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction: Continuity and Reclamation in Borikén (Puerto Rico)
Dear Editor:Guatiao. I am writing to express my concern regarding a review published in your journal last year (CENTRO Journal 24(1): 192-7, 2012). The reviewer's name is Gabriel Haslip-Viera, and the book reviewed is titled, The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean...
The Chicago Young Lords: (Re)constructing Knowledge and Revolution
abstractThe Young Lords are widely recognized for having paved the way for the politicization of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. mainland and for their entry into the Civil Rights Movement. This study repositions the dominant historical narrative to focus...
The Latinization of Orlando: Language, Whiteness, and the Politics of Place
abstractSince the mid-1980s the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area has experienced an influx of Puerto Rican migrants, which resulted in the Latinization of the region. But, how do non-Hispanic residents respond to demographic changes that...
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