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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

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

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The oral history review -- Vol. 16, no. 2

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Celia Alvarez

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Puerto Ricans (Mainland) (NK05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Life history materials (159); External migration (167); Gender status (562); Ethnic stratification (563); Classes (565);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 59

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nk05-059

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in 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: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document Not Specified

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Educator-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard;2000

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1920-1970

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) New York, N.Y., United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Puerto Ricans -- United States


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