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Reviews of Taíno Revival: Critical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Identity and Cultural Politics

“The strength of an anthology often lies in its contributors’ effort to create a harmonious exchange of ideas that builds toward a singular, if complex, argument. Taino Revival take a deliberately different track; here a cacophony of voices engage in contradictory and sometimes heated debates over questions of Puerto Rican identity. Contributors seek to explain the recent phenomenon of Taíno resurgence: that is, the assumption of a pre-Columbian indigenous identity by a growing number of Puerto Ricans, most of whom were born and raised in the United States…

“In short, this book addresses some of the hardest political and scholarly issues relevant to diaspora societies today. Its elegant embrace of diverse approaches makes it an exciting and unique contribution to Caribbean studies.”
Hispanic American Historical Review