Topic: Geography and World Cultures / Countries and Regions

 
Culture and Customs of Puerto Rico
Javier A. Galván
978-0-31335-120-4

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Culture and Customs of Puerto Rico

Javier A. Galván Javier A. Galván


March 2009

Greenwood

Series: Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean

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Providing a comprehensive look at contemporary life on the island of Puerto Rico, this volume is an absolute must-have on all high school and public library shelves.

This exciting addition to the Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean series provides readers with an all-encompassing look at contemporary life in Puerto Rico. Having always been under the watchful eyes of other colonies and countries, Puerto Rico's own customs and traditions have managed to flourish throughout the ages, culturally uniting what is a politically divided island. In addition to gaining an understanding of Puerto Rico's political relationship with the continental United States, students can explore extensive narrative chapters that cover contemporary religion, cuisine, sports, media, cinema, literature, performing arts, and visual arts. An essential for high school and public library shelves, Culture and Customs of Puerto Rico is the perfect research resource for students and general readers.

This exciting addition to the Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean series provides readers with an exhaustive look at contemporary life in Puerto Rico. Having always been under the watchful eyes of other colonies and countries, Puerto Rico's own customs and traditions have managed to flourish throughout the ages, culturally uniting what is a politically divided island. In addition to gaining an understanding of Puerto Rico's political relationship with the continental United States, students can explore the small island nation's history with Spain during the colonial era. This fascinating volume provides illustrative narrative chapters on religious practices in Puerto Rico, as well as religious and secular festivals. Social customs, such as sports, cuisine, gender issues, family values, and nightlife, are discussed in depth. Extensive coverage on the media, performing arts, cinema, visual arts, and literature provides students with a solid foundation in Puerto Rican past and contemporary culture. An essential for high school and public library shelves, Culture and Customs of Puerto Rico is the perfect research resource for students and general readers.
Series Foreword
Preface
Chronology
1. The Context: Geography, History and People
2. The Political Status of Puerto Rico
3. Religion
4. Social Customs and Lifestyle
5. Broadcasting and Printed Media
6. Cinema
7. Literature
8. Performing Arts: Music, Dance and Theatre
9. Architecture, Plastic Arts, and Popular Art and Visual Arts
Reviews
"Galvá (Spanish and Latin American history, Santa Ana College) looks at the US colony in the Caribbean from such perspectives as history, geography, people, political status, religion, social customs and lifestyles, broadcasting and print media, cinema, literature, music and dance, theater, and architecture and visual arts. A chronology is included, along with a glossary without a pronunciation guide." —Reference & Research Book News

"Culture and Customs of Puerto Rico is a well-researched, readable overview of contemporary and historical Puerto Rican life. . . . This work is recommended for academic, high school, and large public libraries."—ARBAonline