The Politics of Class, Race, and Space in Puerto Rican Chicago
Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, Ramos-Zayas shows how the performance of Puerto Rican nationalism in Chicago serves as a critique of social inequality, colonialism, and imperialism, allowing barrio residents and others to challenge the notion that upward social mobility is equally available to all Americans—or all Puerto Ricans. Paradoxically, however, these activists' efforts also promote upward social mobility, overturning previous notions that resentment and marginalization are the main results of nationalist strategies.
Ramos-Zayas's groundbreaking work allows her here to offer one of the most original and complex analyses of contemporary nationalism and Latino identity in the United States.
ASA: ASA Latino/a Section
1- Performing the Nation: Perspectives on Puerto Rican Nationalism
2- Cold in the Windy City: Migration, Settlement, and Political Stories in Puerto Rican Chicago
3-Los nacionalistas: Popular Education, Community Activism, and Gender Ideologies
4-Los profesionales: Public Education, Class Identities, and the Mainstream Media
5-Cultural Authenticity: The Suburban Islanders, Historiography, and the Island-Nation
6-Creating Race: Pedro Albizu Campos, Representation, and Imagination
7-Creating Space: Barrio-Nation, Urban Landscapes, and Citizenship Identities