By Nancy Morris
This e-book makes use of ancient and interview facts to track the improvement of Puerto Rican identification within the twentieth century. It analyzes how and why Puerto Ricans have maintained a transparent experience of specialty within the face of direct and oblique pressures on their identification. After gaining sovereignty over Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898, the us undertook a sustained crusade to Americanize the island. regardless of 50 years of lively Americanization and one other forty years of endured usa sovereignty over the island, Puerto Ricans preserve a feeling of themselves as extraordinarily and proudly Puerto Rican. This examine examines the symbols of Puerto Rican id, and their use within the advanced politics of the island. It exhibits that id is dynamic, it's skilled another way by way of members throughout Puerto Rican society, and that the main symbols of Puerto Rican identification haven't remained static over the years. throughout the research of Puerto Rico, the booklet investigates and demanding situations the widely-heard argument that the inevitable results of the export of U.S. mass media and shopper tradition in the course of the international is the weakening of cultural identities in receiving societies. The ebook develops the concept exterior strain on collective identification may possibly boost that id instead of, as is usually assumed, minimize it.