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Concrete and countryside : articulations of the urban and the rural in 1950s Puerto Rican cultural production

Author: Carmelo Esterrich
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Illuminations (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, Puerto Rico was swept by a wave of modernization, transforming the island from a predominantly rural society to an unquestionably urban one. By examining a  Read more...

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Esterrich, Carmelo.
Concrete and countryside.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1015999545
Named Person: José Luis González; René Marqués; José Luis González; René Marqués; José Luis González; René Marqués
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carmelo Esterrich
ISBN: 9780822983453 0822983451
OCLC Number: 1043555718
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 207 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part 1. The momentous 1950s : bootstrapping Puerto Rican culture --
Introduction. Cementing modernization --
1. Fabrications, confabulations, contestations : fashioning and negotiating Puerto Rican culture in the arts --
Part 2. Beyond the country and the city : landscape, migration, culture --
2. Unsustainable Edens : the countryside of the city --
3. The countryside in the cities : troubling urban cultures --
Epilogue and conclusions. Concrete with countryside.
Series Title: Illuminations (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Responsibility: Carmelo Esterrich.

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