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(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
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