Divided Borders: Essays on Puerto Rican Identity
by Juan Flores
Publication Date: January 1, 1992
Divided Borders: Essays on Puerto Rican Identity is a collection of essays on history, literature and culture by the celebrated commentator on Puerto Rican and Caribbean culture in the United States, Juan Flores. He is the recipient of the prestigious Casa de las Americas award for his monograph on Puerto Rican identity. Included are: “Puerto Rican Literature in the United States: Stages and Perspectives,” “The Insular Vision: Pedreira and the Puerto Rican Misere,” “National Culture and Migration: Perspectives of the Puerto Rican Working Class,” “Living Borders / Buscando America: Languages of Latino Self Formation” and many others.
“Divided Borders is one of the most stimulating books about Puerto Ricans written anywhere in the past decade. Regarding the growth and direction of the Puerto Rican and Latino presence in the United States it has no competition.”–The San Juan Star
JUAN FLORES is a professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and the director of Latino Studies at NYU. After receiving his PhD from Yale University in 1970, Flores went on to publish works such as Poetry in East Germany(Yale University Press, 1971), From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity (Columbia University Press, 2000), The Diaspora Strikes Back (Routledge, 2007), and The Afro-Latin@ Reader (Duke University Press Books, 2011). He has also published numerous Spanish titles such as Insularismo e ideologia burguesa(Ediciones Casa de las Américas, 1980), La venganza de Cortijo (Ediciones Huracan, 1997), and Bugalú y otros guisos (Ediciones Callejon, 2010).
Learn more by visiting his faculty page.