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Product Description: Colonial Subjects is the first book to use a combination of world-system and postcolonial approaches to compare Puerto Rican migration with Caribbean migration to both the United States and Western Europe. Ramón Grosfoguel provides an alternative reading of the world-system approach to Puerto Rico's history, political economy, and urbanization processes...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780520230200 | Univ of California Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Colonial Subjects is the first book to use a combination of world-system and postcolonial approaches to compare Puerto Rican migration with Caribbean migration to both the United States and Western Europe.

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By Juan Flores (editor)

Paperback:

9781558763197, titled "Divided Arrival: Narratives of the Puerto Rican Migration, 1920-1950" | Markus Wiener Pub, March 1, 2003, cover price $14.95
9781878483034 | Hunter College Library, December 1, 1987, cover price $7.00

\u0022We were poor but we had everything we needed,\u0022 reminisces Dona Epifania. Nonetheless, when a man she knew told her about a job in Philadelphia, she grasped the opportunity to leave Coamas. \u0022He went to Puerto Rico and told me there were beans to cook. I came here and cooked for fourteen workers.\u0022 In San Lorenzo, Dona Carmen and her husband made the same decision: \u0022We didn't want to, nobody wanted to leave...There wasn't any alternative.\u0022 Don Florencio recalls that in Salinas work had gotten scarce, \u0022especially for the youth, the young men...The farmworker that was used to cutting cane, already the sugar cane was disappearing,\u0022 and government licensing regulations made fishing \u0022more difficult for the poor.\u0022 Puerto Rican migration to the mainland following World War II took place for a range of reasons -- globalization of the economy, the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico, state policies, changes in regional and local economies, social networks, and, not least, the decisions made by individual immigrants. In this wide-ranging book, Carmen Whalen weaves them all into a tapestry of Puerto Rican immigration to Philadelphia. Like African Americans and Mexicans, Puerto Ricans were recruited for low-wage jobs, only to confront racial discrimination as well as economic restructuring. As Whalen shows, they were part of that wave of newcomers who came from areas in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia characterized by a heavy U.S. military and economic presence, especially export processing zones looking for a new life in depressed urban environments already populated by earlier labor migrants. But Puerto Rican in-migration was also unique, especially in its regional and gender dimensions. Many migrants came as part of contract labor programs shaped by competing agendas. By the 1990s, economic conditions, government policies, and racial ideologies had transformed Puerto Rican labor migrants into what has been called \u0022the other underclass.\u0022 The author analyzes this continuation of \u0022culture and poverty\u0022 interpretations and contrasts it with the efforts of Philadelphia's Puerto Ricans to recreate their communities and deal with the impact of economic restructuring and residential segregation in the City of Brotherly Love. (view table of contents)

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9781566398350 | Temple Univ Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $89.50

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9781566398367 | Temple Univ Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: \u0022We were poor but we had everything we needed,\u0022 reminisces Dona Epifania.

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