Puerto Rican Soldiers and Second-Class Citizenship

Representations in Media

  • Authors
  • Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago
    Pages 1-26
  3. Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago
    Pages 173-179
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 181-223

About this book


Puerto Rican soldiers have been consistently whitewashed out of the narrative of American history despite playing parts in all American wars since WWI. This book examines the online self-representation of Puerto Rican soldiers who served during the War on Terror, focusing on social networking sites, user-generated content, and web memorials.


Puerto Rico soldiers military war Iraq Afghanistan Army Air Force Marines Navy veterans web memorials user-generated content sites social networks second-class citizenship cultural citizenship ethnonational identity Puerto Rican identity broadcasting film Online television

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