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Puerto Rican Studies

Puerto Rican studies is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that emerged in response to the exclusion of research, coursework, and archival materials documenting the Puerto Rican migration to and experience within the United States. While initially formed in reaction to student demands for Puerto Rican history courses during the 1960s, the field has evolved to incorporate a wide range of disciplines and perspectives generated by scholars from across the United States and around the world. Scholarship and coursework in Puerto Rican studies draw on numerous methodological approaches that contribute to the analysis of Puerto Rican migration and its antecedents and effects. History, sociology, literature, anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, cultural studies, American studies, education, and urban studies are among the fields represented within Puerto Rican ...

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