ERIC Number: ED186530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Anthropology of the People of Puerto Rico. Studies of Puerto Rican Society and Culture, No. 1.
Duncan, Ronald J., Ed.
This monograph contains seven papers presented at a 1977 symposium held to reevaluate the 1947 research work, "The People of Puerto Rico." (1) Sidney Mintz discusses the role of Puerto Rico in modern social science. (2) Eric Wolf, one of the authors of the 1947 work, comments retrospectively on some of the conceptual and methodological strengths and shortcomings of the original research. (3) William Roseberry analyzes "The People of Puerto Rico" in the context of the recent convergence of Marxism and anthropology. (4) Rafael L. Ramirez, in "Treinta anos de antropologia en Puerto Rico" (in Spanish), considers anthropology's position within the general development of social sciences since the 1940s, pointing out the discipline's influence in the island's politics. (5) Rene Velazquez examines Julian Steward's perspective on Puerto Rico and criticizes Steward's emphasis on the importance of material aspects of culture. (6) Ronald J. Duncan discusses the "culturing system" concept and asserts that cultural typologizing sacrifices ethnographic accuracy for theoretical tightness. (7) In "El pueblo de Puerto Rico: Donde esta el Pueblo?" Eduardo Seda, one of the 1947 project's researchers, discusses social science research ln Puerto Rico in relation to colonialism and imperialism. (GC)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Colonialism, Cultural Traits, Marxism, Puerto Rican Culture, Social Change, Social Science Research, Social Structure
Inter American University Press, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, G.P.O. Box 3255, San Juan, Puerto Rico ($3.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter America Univ. of Puerto Rico, San German. Caribbean Inst. and Study Center for Latin America.
Identifiers: Materialism; Puerto Rico; Steward (Julian)
Note: Not available in paper copy due to institution's restriction.