Alvarez, Celia. EL HILO QUE NOS UNE/the thread that binds us: becoming a Puerto Rican woman

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Title: EL HILO QUE NOS UNE/the thread that binds us: becoming a Puerto Rican woman

Published in: The oral history review -- Vol. 16, no. 2

Published By: The oral history review -- Vol. 16, no. 2 Fullerton, Calif. [etc.]: Oral History Association, 1988. 29-40 p.

By line: Celia Alvarez

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Puerto Ricans (Mainland) (NK05)

Subjects: Life history materials (159); External migration (167); Gender status (562); Ethnic stratification (563); Classes (565);

Abstract: This article gives voice to the hardships of Puerto Rican women who grew up with three strikes against them: being women in a strict patriarchal culture, being Puerto Rican in a prejudicial Anglo-American society, and being poor in an affluent society. Alvarez also writes about her own experience of prejudice attending parochial schools outside of her neighborhood, high schools in wealthier and whiter neighborhoods, and even graduate school where her professors admonished her for her research interest in Puerto Rican women. Alvarez's identifies her own struggles with those of her informants and argues that acknowledging this commonalty is an important step in the process of liberation.

Document Number: 59

Document ID: nk05-059

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: 'Stories to live by : continuity and change in three generations of Puerto Rican women'. For bibliographical references see document number 60:Vazquez Erazo (p. 44-46)

Field Date: Not Specified

Evaluation: Educator-4,5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard;2000

Coverage Date: 1920-1970

Coverage Place: New York, N.Y., United States

LCSH: Puerto Ricans -- United States

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