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A Contested Caribbean Indigeneity

Language, Social Practice, and Identity within Puerto Rican Taino Activism

Sherina Feliciano-Santos (author)

ISBN: 9781978808188

Publication Date: Feb 2021

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Offers an in-depth analysis of the debates surrounding TaÍno/Boricua activism in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean diaspora in New York City. Drawing on ethnographic research, media analysis, and historical documents, the book explores the varied experiences and motivations of TaÍno/Boricua activists.
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A Contested Caribbean Indigeneity is an in-depth analysis of the debates surrounding TaÍno/Boricua activism in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean diaspora in New York City. Drawing on in-depth ethnographic research, media analysis, and historical documents, the book explores the varied experiences and motivations of TaÍno/Boricua activists as well as the alternative fonts of authority they draw on to claim what is commonly thought to be an extinct ethnic category. It explores the historical and interactional challenges involved in claiming membership in, what for many Puerto Ricans, is an impossible affiliation. In focusing on TaÍno/Boricua activism, the books aims to identify a critical space from which to analyze and decolonize ethnoracial ideologies of Puerto Ricanness, issues of class and education, Puerto Rican nationalisms and colonialisms, as well as important questions regarding narrative, historical memory, and belonging.
Illustrations 9 black & white images, 1 table
Pages 256
Dimensions 216 x 140
Date Published 28 Feb 2021
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Series Critical Caribbean Studies
Subject/s History of the Americas   Indigenous peoples   Sociolinguistics   Social & cultural anthropology  
Sherina Feliciano-Santos is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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