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Journal 2011

Centro Journal

CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Vol. XXIII, no. 1, Spring 2011


Central Park Rumba: Nuyorican Identity and The Return to African Roots 
Berta Jottar

Pidieron cacao: Latinidad and Black Identity in the Reggaetón of Don Omar
Jennifer Domino Rudolph

Pluralism and Ethnicity in New York City Politics: The Case of Puerto Ricans
José E. Cruz

Pedro Albizu Campos, Gilberto Concepción de Gracia, and Vito Marcantonio’s Collaboration in the Cause of Puerto Rico’s Independence
Gerald J. Meyer

Migration and Political Resocialization: The Impact of Political Environment Change on Political Orientations among Puerto Rican Return Migrants
Carlos Vargas-Ramos

Problematic Ideas of Puerto Rico in Puerto Rican Cinema: Luis Molina Casanova’s La guagua aérea
Débora Maldonado-DeOliveira

The Fire Between Them: Religion & Gentrification in Ernesto Quiñonez’s Chango’s Fire
Susan C. Méndez

Taíno Warriors?: Strategies for Recovering Indigenous Voices in Colonial and Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean Discourses
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

Book Reviews

Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City, by Lorrin Thomas (Edgardo Meléndez)

Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side, by Miranda J. Martinez (Tom Angotti)

Signing in Puerto Rican: A Hearing Son and His Deaf Family, by Andrés Torres (Robert J. Hoffmeister)

A World among These Islands: Essays on Literature, Race, and National Identity in Antillean America, by Roberto Márquez (Efraín Barradas)

The Young Lords: A Reader, edited by Darrel Enck-Wanzer (Saulo Colón Zavala)

Latino Politics, by Lisa García Bedolla (Melissa R. Michelson)

Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, edited by Enrique J. Murillo, Jr., Sofia A. Villenas, Ruth Trinidad Galván, Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Corinne Martínez, and Margartia Machado-Casas (Déborah Berman Santana)

CENTRO Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies

volume ; xxiii - number  II ; - Fall ; 2011


Table of Contents

Guest Editors: Edwin Meléndez

Puerto Ricans in the U.S. Low-Wage Labor Market:
Introduction to the Issues, Trends, and Policies

M. Anne Visser and Edwin Meléndez

Transitions to Wage Labor and Postsecondary Education Among Puerto Rican Youth
William Vélez and Pat Rubio Goldsmith

Low-Wage Labor, Markets and Skills Selectivity Among
Puerto Ricans Migrants

Edwin Meléndez and M. Anne Visser

Stateside Puerto Ricans and the Public Workforce Development System:
New York City, Hartford, Springfield/Holyoke

Ramón Borges-Méndez

Puerto Ricans and the Green Jobs Gap in New York City
Víctor M. Torres-Vélez

Successful Pathways to the Teaching Profession for Puerto Ricans
Carmen I. Mercado

Abriendo Caminos: An Analysis of Three Social Work Pathway Initiatives
for Low-wage Puerto Ricans

Anthony De Jesús

Conclusions: Improving the Pathways to Economic Opportunity
Edwin Meléndez and M. Anne Visser

Book Reviews