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Defending Their Own in the Cold: The Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans

Marc Zimmerman


This book explores U.S. Puerto Rican culture in past and recent contexts. The book presents East Coast, Midwest, and Chicago cultural production while exploring Puerto Rican musical, film, artistic, and literary performance. Working within the theoretical frame of cultural, postcolonial, and diasporic studies, the book relates the experience of Puerto Ricans to that of Chicanos and Cuban Americans, showing how even supposedly mainstream U.S. Puerto Ricans participate in a performative culture that embodies elements of possible cultural “Ricanstruction.” The book examines various dimensions of ... More

Keywords: Puerto Rican culture, musical, film, artistic performance, literary performance, U.S. Puerto Ricans, Latino entertainment, Cuban attitudes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036460
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036460.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Zimmerman, author
University of Houston