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Caribbean Studies 2012, 40 (2)

Author: Hugo Viera Vargas

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Caribbean Studies ISSN: 0008-6533 iec.ics@upr.edu Instituto de Estudios del Caribe Puerto Rico Viera Vargas, Hugo Samuel Charters.
2009.
A Language of Song: Journeys in the Musical World of the African Diaspora. Durham:Duke University Press.
352pp.
ISBN: 978-0-8223-4380-6. Caribbean Studies, vol.
40, núm.
2, julio-diciembre, 2012, pp.
206-208 Instituto de Estudios del Caribe San Juan, Puerto Rico Disponible en: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=39226915009 Cómo citar el artículo Número completo Más información del artículo Página de la revista en redalyc.org Sistema de Información Científica Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Proyecto académico sin fines de lucro, desarrollado bajo la iniciativa de acceso abierto 206 Ismael García Colón those who implemented the program. The use of interviews provides a bottom-up approach to the study of history that most history books of the period ignore.
One learns throughout the book about the dealings of the powerless and the powerful with the program.
Subjects’ accounts have been left out of the main narratives of this period which have concentrated on top-down studies of the emergence of the PPD, the New Deal, and the nationalist movement.
Thus, the authors invite the readers to look at Puerto Rico’s contemporary public forests as complex and socially constructed artifacts. By picking up the fragments of modernization, Manuel Valdés Pizzini, Michael González Cruz, and José Eduardo Martínez Reyes provide new lenses on the study of the New Deal in Puerto Rico.
Although some parts of the book are repetitive, this book is not a mere analysis of discourses seeking to explain the social processes involved in the construction of forests and people.
Rather, it is about how power is related to meanings, practices and institutions, and their connections to local, national and global processes.
The authors make a valuable contribution to the intersection of his...





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