Drawing from in-depth interviews with a group of Puerto Ricans who requested a certificate of Puerto Rican citizenship, legal and historical documents, and official reports not publicly accessible, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán shares how some Puerto Ricans construct and experience their citizenship and national identity at the margins of the US nation.
Winner of the 2015 Juridical Book of the Year in the category of 'Essay Promoting Critical Thinking and Analysis of Juridical and Social Issues.'
Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán is Associate Professor at The Werner Institute - Creighton University School of Law, USA.
1. Introduction to the Subjective Experience of Citizenship and National Identity 2. A Socio-legal History of Puerto Rico: An Account of Repression, Limited Democratic Participation, and Partial Rewards 3. The Power of not Wanting: Renouncing U.S. Citizenship 4. Puerto Rican Citizenship and Construction of Counter-Narratives: Ramírez de Ferrer v. Mari Brás 144 D.P.R. 141, 1997 5. Experiencing Puertorriqueñidad Through Citizenship 6. The Performativity of Puertorriqueñidad and Citizenship 7. Final Comments