Frank Diaz Escalet--Que Bueno!
Ana Ramos-Zayas is currently working on the spatial dimensions
of "race" and citizenship in two neighborhoods -the predominantly
Puerto Rican area of North Newark and the largely Brazilian area of
the Ironbound- in Newark, New Jersey. She is also examining issues
concerning the commodification of Brazilian culture, the militarization
of Puerto Rican areas, and the gendered dimensions around "stereotypes
of the tropics" and "urban competency." Part of Ramos-Zayas'
multisited ethnography involves interviews with Brazilian and Puerto
Rican youth, not only in two Newark public high schools, but also
among high school students in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Santurce,
Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas,
Nationalist Performances: Race, Class, and Space in Puerto Rican
Chicago. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Nicholas De Genova and
Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas, Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto
Ricans, and the Politics of Race and Citizenship.
New York: Routledge, 2003.