By Samiri Hernández Hiraldo
Loiza is a Puerto Rican city identified for most sensible representing the African traditions, a neighborhood of a generally black inhabitants stricken by profound racial discrimination and poverty. yet many Loiza citizens strongly establish themselves in spiritual phrases, strategically handling their person, familial, gender, generational, neighborhood, nationwide, and racial identities via a religious prism that successfully is helping them deal with and remodel their tricky reality.
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This town is also known for its long pro-independence history. I had done some work in Adjuntas as a research assistant and as a teaching assistant of Carlos Buitrago, professor of anthropology at the UPR. Much of the collaborative research work was on the origins of capitalism and slavery in this town. My decision to return to my former interest in religion was prompted by classroom discussions of otherness and of religion per se and by intellectual discussions about religion in special events sponsored by the Graduate Christian Fellowship at the University of Michigan.
I insist, though, that this happens precisely to give legitimacy to Loízan identity and its religion. In contrast, in the chapter 6, I examine the church’s tactic of directly addressing Loíza’s black identity, socioeconomic “backwardness,” and conformist attitude in order to validate the need for a “new” Christian message of selfesteem, prosperity, and self-determinism. Since the Church of the Fountain of the Living Water insists this message is urgently needed in Loíza, I also draw attention to other verbal and nonverbal mechanisms employed by the CFLW’s preacher to validate his church’s message.
Imports and that a majority of the country’s exports are to the mainland United States. The new status encouraged a massive migration of Puerto Ricans to work in the country’s urban areas and also on the mainland, especially after World War II. 8 million were estimated to live on the island. Puerto Ricans are involved in a back-and-forth migration pattern. S. S. lifestyle. I agree with Duany’s (2002: 281) argument that inventing national culture was the response of Puerto Ricans to the American rationale for occupying the island (officially, since 1898), which was based on the Puerto Ricans’ incapacity for self-government and a lack of a well-defined cultural identity.