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ERIC Number: ED073182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 386
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The Puerto Rican Experience: A Sociological Sourcebook.
Cordasco, Francesco; Bucchioni, Eugene
A serious problem has presented itself to students who sought a convenient sourcebook which afforded an overview of the Puerto Rican mainland experience (with some notice of the island backgrounds), essentially compact, but dimensionally comprehensive. This documentary sourcebook is addressed to that need. It is intended as a classroom text (in a wide range of classes, e.g. urban sociology, ethnic relations, minority groups in the United States, etc.). It addresses also a broad readership which wishes to place the Puerto Rican experience in meaningful perspectives. Part I ("The Island Background") provides a politico-economic-cultural kaleidoscope of island life (at best, a miniscule social portrait deriving from the huge literature noted above) and is intended as a background against which the mainland experience is to be understood. Part II ("The Migration") brings together the data for a correct appraisal of the phenomenon, including return migration. Part III ("Life on the mainland: conflict and acculturation") furnishes multi-dimensional perspectives on the mainland experience, with particular notice of the restiveness and new awareness of needs translated into the postures of defiance, e.g. the Young Lords Party and the politicization of the mainland experience in schools, the most sensitive of the social institutions. (Author/JM)
Littlefield, Adams & Co., 81 Adams St., Totowa, N.J. 07512 ($4.95)
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