Pragmatic Liberation and the Politics of Puerto Rican Diasporic Drama (Hardcover)

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Pragmatic Liberation and the Politics of Puerto Rican Diasporic Drama (Hardcover)

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Pragmatic Liberation and the Politics of Puerto Rican Diasporic Drama explores the work of a unique group of playwrights—Puerto Rican dramatists writing in the United States—who offer a model of political engagement. As members of the Puerto Rican diaspora, they have a heightened awareness of the systematic discrimination and the colonial citizenship created by Puerto Rico’s territorial status. Pragmatic Liberation analyzes the work of established playwrights as well as work that has previously received little attention in the world of theater studies, including René Marqués’s Palm Sunday. The book demonstrates the strategies these playwrights use to model a nuanced way of moving toward liberation while being sensitive to the potential impact these actions might have on those closest to us. This is a crucially important model that needs more attention in our currently polarized political moment.
Jon D. Rossini is Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance and Performance Studies, at the University of California, Davis. 
Product Details ISBN: 9780472076727
ISBN-10: 0472076728
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 254
Language: English