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The Resource Dream nation : Puerto Rican culture and the fictions of independence, María Acosta Cruz

Dream nation : Puerto Rican culture and the fictions of independence, María Acosta Cruz

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Dream nation : Puerto Rican culture and the fictions of independence
Title
Dream nation
Title remainder
Puerto Rican culture and the fictions of independence
Statement of responsibility
María Acosta Cruz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past fifty years, Puerto Rican voters have roundly rejected any calls for national independence. Yet the rhetoric and iconography of independence have been defining features of Puerto Rican literature and culture. In the provocative new book Dream Nation, María Acosta Cruz investigates the roots and effects of this profound disconnect between cultural fantasy and political reality. Bringing together texts from Puerto Rican literature, history, and popular culture, Dream Nation shows how imaginings of national independence have served many competing purposes. They have given authority to the island's literary and artistic establishment but have also been a badge of countercultural cool. These ideas have been fueled both by nostalgia for an imagined past and by yearning for a better future. They have fostered local communities on the island, and still helped define Puerto Rican identity within U.S. Latino culture. In clear, accessible prose, Acosta Cruz takes us on a journey from the 1898 annexation of Puerto Rico to the elections of 2012, stopping at many cultural touchstones along the way, from the canonical literature of the Generación del 30 to the rap music of Tego Calderón. Dream Nation thus serves both as a testament to how stories, symbols, and heroes of independence have inspired the Puerto Rican imagination and as an urgent warning about how this culture has become detached from the everyday concerns of the island's people. A volume in the American Literature Initiatives series
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Cataloging source
N$T
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1956-
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Acosta Cruz, María
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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American Literatures Initiative
Series statement
Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
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  • Puerto Rican literature
  • National characteristics, Puerto Rican
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • National characteristics, Puerto Rican
  • Puerto Rican literature
  • Puerto Rico
Label
Dream nation : Puerto Rican culture and the fictions of independence, María Acosta Cruz
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literary tradition and the canon of independence -- Breaking tradition -- From the lush land to the traffic jam -- Dream history, dream nation -- Dreaming in Spanglish
Control code
ocn871424250
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306460118
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc1637105
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22573/ctt5m4zqt
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871424250
Label
Dream nation : Puerto Rican culture and the fictions of independence, María Acosta Cruz
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literary tradition and the canon of independence -- Breaking tradition -- From the lush land to the traffic jam -- Dream history, dream nation -- Dreaming in Spanglish
Control code
ocn871424250
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306460118
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc1637105
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5m4zqt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871424250

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