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CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Volume xxi, number 1—Spring 2009

Table of Contents

Resisting the Racial Binary? Puerto Ricans’ Encounter with Race in Depression-Era New York City—Lorrin Thomas

Changed Identities: A Racial Portrait of Two Extended Families,1909–present—Gabriel Haslip-Viera

Remembering Pura Belpré’s Early Career at the 135th Street New York Public Library: Interracial Cooperation and Puerto Rican Settlement During the Harlem Renaissance—Victoria Núñez

Jesús Colón and the Development of Insurgent Consciousness—David J. Vázquez

Still Looking for that Elsewhere: Puerto Rican Poverty and Migration in the Northeast—Gilbert Marzan

Segregation Patterns in Metro Areas: Latinos and African Americans in 2000—William Vélez, Michael E. Martin, and Edgar Mendez

La comida que nos une y la geografía que nos separa: El discurso gastronómico símbolo de la identidad puertorriqueña en Trópico en Manhattan de Guillermo Cotto-Thorner—María Inés Ortiz

Colonial Subjects, Imperial Discourses: Rosario Ferré’s The House on the Lagoon and Judith Ortiz Cofer’s The Line of the Sun—Jessica Magnani

Edenes insostenibles: el campo de la ciudad en la intentona cultural de los cincuenta—Carmelo Esterrich

Tecnologías discursivas del pensamiento posnacional en Exquisito cadáver, de Rafael Acevedo—Guillermo Irizarry

Hostos at the Hotel America—Rafael Bernabe

Breve homenaje a Rafael Ferrer y a Tito Puente—Francisco Cabanillas

Book Reviews:

The Problem of Slavery in the Puerto Rican Society
Milagros Denis

A Companion to Latino Studies, edited by Juan Flores and Renato Rosaldo (Alyshia Galvez)

Atlas ambiental de Puerto Rico, by Tania del Mar López Marrero and Nancy Villanueva Colón (Ricardo Pérez)

The Latino Body: Crisis, Identities in American Literary and Cultural Memory, Ly Lázaro Lima (Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel)

Governing Spirits: Religion, Miracles and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, by Reinaldo L. Román (Martha Ellen Davis)

Los hombres no lloran. Ensayos sobre las masculinidades, by Víctor García Toro, Rafael L. Ramírez y Luis Solano Castillo (Efraín Barradas)

Latino Politics: Identity, Mobilization, and Representation, edited by Rodolfo Espino, David L. Leal, and Kenneth J. Meier (Carlos Vargas-Ramos)

America Beyond Black and White: How Immigrants and Fusions are Helping US Overcome the Racial Divide, by Ronald Fernandez (Victor M. Rodríguez)

Nuestra Isla y su gente: La construcción del “otro” puertorriqueño en Our islands and Their People (Segunda edición), by Lanny Thompson (Déborah Berman Santana)

Sobre los principios. Los intelectuales caribeños y la tradición, by Arcadio Díaz Quiñones (Oscar Montero)

Global Intrigues: The Era of the Spanish-American War and the Rise of the United States to World Power, by Juan R. Torruella (Anders Stephanson)


CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Volume xx 1 # number 2 3 fall 2009
Activism an d Change among Puerto Ricans in New York,
1960s and 1970s

Guest Editors: Xavier F. Totti and Félix V. Matos Rodríguez


Table of Contents

Activism and Change among Puerto Ricans in New York, 1960s and 1970s: An Introduction
Xavier F. Tott i and Félix V. Matos Rodríguez

From Community Control to Consent Decree: Puerto Ricans Organizing for Education and Language Rights in the 1960s and 70s New York City
Anthony De Jesús and Madeline Pérez

Memories: Reflections on Puerto Rican History: Aspira in the Sixties and the Coming of Age of the Stateside Puerto Rican Community
Louis Nuñez

Haciendo patria desde la metrópoli: The Cultural Expressions of the Puerto Rican Diaspora
Edna Acosta-Belén

Memories: Puerto Rican and Deaf: A View from the Borderland
Andrés Torres

The Struggle Against “Urban Renewal” in Manhattan’s Upper West Side
and the Emergence of El Comité

Rose Muzio

¡Palante, Siempre Palante! Interview with Richie Perez
Iris Morales

Puerto Rican and Educational Rights: A History of the 1960 City College
Takeover (An Interview with Five Participants)

Lillian Jiménez

Beginnings: Puerto Rican Studies Revisited
Maribel Ortiz Márquez

Memories: Two Reading Rooms and the Librarian’s Office:
The Evolution of the Centro Library and Archives

Nélida Pérez

Radical Contexts: Puerto Rican Politics in the 1960s and 1970s
and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Carmen Teresa Whalen

Puerto Rican Studies: Changing Islands of Knowledge
Pedro Cabán

Book Reviews
Contributors and Acknowledgements

Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua & Chicana Histories, edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and John R. Chávez (Yolanda Nieves)

Matters of Choice: Puerto Rican Women’s Struggle for Reproductive Freedom By Iris López reviewed by Hilda Lloréns

Nuyorican Dream Directed by Laurie Collyer reviewed by Jorge Duany

The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City. By César Miguel Rondón [Trans. Frances Aparicio with Jackie White] reviewed by Marisol Negrón

Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music
By David F. Garcia reviewed by Halbert Barton

Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton’s Rough Road to Glory Directed by James Chankin and Leigh Savidge reviewed by Marisol LeBrón

Jesús María Sanromá: An American Twentieth-Century Pianist By Alberto Hernández reviewed by Edgardo Díaz Díaz

Militarismo y clases sociales en Vieques: 1910–1950 By Miguel Ángel Santiago Ríos reviewed by José Bolivar

Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary Caribbean: Amerindian Survival and Revival Edited by Maximilian C. Forte reviewed by Gabriel Haslip-Viera

Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic CaribbeanBy Dara E. Goldman reviewed by Ángel A. Rivera