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"Yo soy negro, pero negro blanco:" Hispanicity, Antihaitianism and Genocide in the Dominican Republic - 2012 Ph.D. thesis
I argue that racial, ethnic and national groups are imagined communities, created by individuals who feel attached to each other by a constructed common and shared ancestry. Stephan Cornell and Douglas Hartmann define the process of construction as
an interactive one. Identities are made, but by an interaction between circumstantial or human assignment, on one hand, and assertion, on the other. Construction involves both the passive experience of being “made” by external forces, including not only material circumstances but also the claims that other persons or groups make about the group in question, and the active process by which the group ‘makes’ itself.10
Out of this feeling of shared commonalities emerges nationalism, a deeply rooted and unbreakable bond to the nation itself. In order for race, ethnicity, and nationalism to develop, boundaries must be created to define the physical parameters of a race, ethnic group, or nation. Without boundaries, anyone could become a member of these groups; boundaries become necessary to distinguish one entity from another. The boundaries erected by group formation serve both to define the group and as a guideline to what a group is and what it is not. Hence, nations, races, and ethnic groups understand each other in terms of the Self/Other dichotomy, which dictates that the Self, a superior being, is everything the Other, an inferior being, is not.
dominican  racism  nations  state  Power_materials  Culture  legitimacy 
18 days ago by Jibarosoy
(26) (PDF) Guavas for Dummies, American Jíbaras, & Postnational Autonomy: When I Was Puerto Rican in the Hemispheric Turn | Gregory Stephens - Academia.edu
After teaching four years in Puerto Rico, I see that my first analysis of
Santiago’s
 memoir, as a form of
“borderland
 
literature,”
 was truer than I realized. As Ramón Soto-Crespo and others have argued, Puerto Rico is an anomalous
“borderland
 
state.”
 Its in-between status puts Puerto Rico at the cutting edge of debates about post-nationalism. Rosario Ferré has argued that Puerto Rico is positioned to be
“in
 the vanguard of what America will  be in the
future,”
 if not force-fit
“within
 the logic of the nation-
state,”
 as Soto-Crespo puts it.
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 That is a hemispheric view of the Americas, including but not confined to (or merely opposed to) the United States
puerto_ricans  dominican  Taino  Culture  state  nations 
6 weeks ago by Jibarosoy

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