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The Portuguese in the Americas Series aims to contribute to the growing field of Portuguese-American Studies. The Series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature.
Community, Culture and The Makings of Identity
University of Massachusetts Press
Community, Culture and The Makings of Identity
Portuguese-Americans along the Eastern Seaboard
Kimberly DaCosta Holton, ed.; Andrea Klimt, ed.

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2009 . 652 pp. 6 x 9"
Immigration / Sociology / Anthropology

$29.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-27-6

Table of Contents of Community, Culture and The Makings of Identity

INTRODUCTION

  • Lusophone Studies in the U.S. — Andrea Klimt & Kimberly DaCosta Holton

CITIZENSHIP, BELONGING AND COMMUNITY

  • Citizenship, Naturalization and Electoral Success: Putting the Portuguese-American Experience in Comparative Context — Irene Bloemraad
  • Multiple Layers of Time and Space: The Construction of Class, Ethnicity, and Nationalism among Portuguese Immigrants — Bela Feldman Bianco
  • Divergent Trajectories: Identity and Community among Portuguese in Germany and New England — Andrea Klimt

EXPRESSIVE CULTURE, MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS AND IDENTITY

  • Traveling Rituals: Azorean Holy Ghost Festivals in Southeastern New England — João Leal
  • Dancing Along the In-Between: Folklore Performance and Transmigration in Portuguese Newark — Kimberly DaCosta Holton
  • Images of the Virgin in Portuguese Art at the Newark Museum — Lori Barcliff Baptista
  • Viva Rhode Island, Viva Portugal! Performance and Tourism in Portuguese-American Band — Katherine Brucher
  • Salazar in New Bedford: History of the Diário de Notícias, New Bedford’s Portuguese Newspaper — Rui Correia
  • Media-Made Events: Revisiting the Case of Big Dan’s — Onésimo Teotónio Almeida

EDUCATION, SOCIAL MOBILITY, AND POLITICAL CULTURE

  • Context or Culture: Portuguese-Americans and Social Mobility — M. Glória de Sá and David Borges
  • The Political Culture of Portuguese-Americans in Southeastern Massachusetts — Clyde W. Barrow
  • The Role of the School in the Maintenance and Change of Ethnic Group Affiliation — Adeline Becker

WORK, GENDER, AND FAMILY

  • Portuguese Labor Activism in Southeastern Massachusetts — Penn Reeve
  • Kin Networks and Family Strategies: Working-Class Portuguese Families in New England — Louise Lamphere, Filomena Silva and John Sousa
  • Unionization in an Electronics Factory: The Interplay of Gender, Ethnicity, and Class — Ann Bookman

RACE, POST-COLONIALISM, AND DIASPORIC CONTEXTS

  • The Shadow Minority: An Ethnohistory of Portuguese and Lusophone Racial and Ethnic Identity in New England — Miguel Moniz
  • Stereotypes of the Tropics in ‘Portuguese Newark’: Brazilian Women, Urban Erotics, and the Phantom of Blackness — Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas
  • Contested Identities: Narratives of Race and Ethnicity in the Cape Verdean Diaspora — Gina Sánchez Gibau
  • Angola Dreaming: Memories of Africa among Portuguese Retornados in Newark, NJ — Kimberly DaCosta Holton
  • Diasporic Generations: Distinctions of Race, Nationality, and Identity in the Cape Verdean Community, Past and Present — Marilyn Halter

REFLECTIONS

  • Current Trends and Future Directions in Portuguese-American Studies — Caroline Brettell

WORKS CITED

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES

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