Main Race and Nation in Puerto Rican Folklore: Franz Boas and John Alden Mason in Porto Rico

Race and Nation in Puerto Rican Folklore: Franz Boas and John Alden Mason in Porto Rico

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Race and Nation in Puerto Rican Folklore: Franz Boas and John Alden Mason in Porto Rico explores the historic research trip taken to Puerto Rico in 1915. As a component of the Scientific Survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Boas intended to perform field research in the areas of anthropology and ethnography while other scientists explored the island’s natural resources. A young anthropologist working under Boas, John Alden Mason, rescued hundreds of oral folklore samples, ranging from popular songs, poetry, conundrums, sayings, and, most particularly, folktales while documenting native Puerto Rican cultural practices. Through his extensive excursions, Mason came in touch with the rural lives of Puerto Rican peasants, the jíbaros, who served as both his cultural informants and writers of the folklore samples. These stories, many of which are still part of the island’s literary traditions and collected in a bilingual companion volume by Rafael Ocasio, reflect a strong Puerto Rican identity coalescing in the face of the U.S. political intervention on the island. A fascinating slice of Puerto Rican history and culture sure to delight any reader!
Request Code : ZLIBIO3361330
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Year:
2020
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Language:
English
Pages:
266
ISBN 10:
1978810229
ISBN 13:
9781978810228
ISBN:
1978810229,9781978810228

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