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Cuba and Puerto Rico : transdisciplinary approaches to history, literature, and culture

Title
Cuba and Puerto Rico : transdisciplinary approaches to history, literature, and culture / edited by Carmen Haydée Rivera and Jorge Duany.
ISBN
9781683403302
1683403304
9781683403333
1683403339
9781683403456
9781683403494
Publication
Gainesville : University of Florida Press, [2023]
Physical Description
327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Summary
"In this first systematic comparative study of Cuba and Puerto Rico from both a historical and contemporary perspective, contributors highlight the interconnectedness of the two archipelagos and encourage a more nuanced and multifaceted study of the relationships between the islands and their diasporas"-- Provided by publisher.
"The intertwined stories of two archipelagos and their diasporas This volume is the first systematic comparative study of Cuba and Puerto Rico from both a historical and contemporary perspective. In these essays, contributors highlight the interconnectedness of the two archipelagos in social categories such as nation, race, class, and gender to encourage a more nuanced and multifaceted study of the relationships between the islands and their diasporas. Topics range from historical and anthropological perspectives on Cuba and Puerto Rico before and during the Cold War to cultural and sociological studies of diasporic communities in the United States. The volume features analyses of political coalitions, the formation of interisland sororities, and environmental issues. Along with sharing a similar early history, Cuba and Puerto Rico have closely intertwined cultures, including their linguistic, literary, food, musical, and religious practices. Contributors also discuss literature by Cuban and Puerto Rican authors by examining the aesthetics of literary techniques and discourses, the representation of psychological space on the stage, and the impacts of migration. Showing how the trajectories of both archipelagos have been linked together for centuries and how they have diverged recently, Cuba and Puerto Rico offers a transdisciplinary approach to the study of this intricate relationship and the formation of diasporic communities and continuities. Publication of this work made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Cuba and Puerto Rico Gainesville : University of Florida Press, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 05, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: "Two Wings of a Bird" / Carmen Haydée Rivera and Jorge Duany
Part I. Cuba and Puerto Rico: Historical Perspectives
Passive Puerto Rico and Revolutionary Cuba?: Myths, Realities, and the Optics of History / Lillian Guerra
Nuclearized Wings: The Binary Roads of Cuba and Puerto Rico at the Takeoff of the Cuban Revolution (1959-1963) / Silvia AÌvarez Curbelo
The Repeating Island?: Cuban and Puerto Rican Counterpoints between the Cold War and the Reencounter / Francisco A. Scarano
Local Eyes into Caribbean Rural Life: Anthropological Informants in Cuba and Puerto Rico in the Post-World War II Era / Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres
The Harlem of the Club Las Dos Antillas: Race, Space, and Politics in Early Antillean New York / Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
Part II. Puerto Rican and Cuban Literary Expression
Exploding the Limits of Bodies and Islands: The Literary Works of Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro and Legna Rodríguez Iglesias / Monica Simal
Puerto Rico en Areíto: Translation, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, and Other Collaborations among Cuban and Puerto Rican Migrant Intellectuals / Laura Lomas
Psychological and Physical Space in Puerto Rican and Cuban Twentieth-Century Theater / Maida Watson
Hechos and desechos: Environmental Degradation and Violence in Mayra Montero's Tú, la oscuridad / Mary Ann Gosser Esquilín
Caribbean Dialogues by María Zambrano / Madeline Cámara
"The Two Ephemeral Wings of the Angel of Love": Archipelagic Fantasies in the Narrative of Lourdes Casal and Manuel Ramos Otero / Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
Part III. Manifestations of Cuban and Puerto Rican Culture
Listening to Our New Possessions: Music and Imperial Writings on Puerto Rico and Cuba, 1898-1920s / Hugo R. Viera-Vargas
The Musical Impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Latin Music Scene of New York City and Interethnic Collaboration among Puerto Ricans and Cubans / Benjamin Lapidus
Allora and Calzadilla: Noise and the Politics of Sonic Decoloniality / Alan West-Durán
The Narratives and Life Projects of Orientales from Cuba in Puerto Rico and Florida: An Initial Comparative Study / Blanca Ortiz-Torres and Mario A. Rodríguez-Cancel
Becoming Cuba-Rican: A Personal Testimony / Jorge Duany
Also listed under
Rivera, Carmen Haydée, editor.
Duany, Jorge, editor.
University of Florida. Press, publisher.
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