Selected Bibliography of My Dissertation Research

Selected Bibliography of My Dissertation Research

Topic: Diasporic Puerto Rican Poetry and Music through the lens of disaster, sovereignty and aesthetics via the field of Anthropology.

Anderson, Benedict R. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, 1983.

Agamben, Giorgio. End of the Poem: Studies in Poetics. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998.

Agamben, Giorgio. Homo sacer: sovereign power and bare life. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2004.

Almasy, S et al. “Hurricane Irma: Powerful storm blamed for three deaths.” CNN Online, 2017. (

Bird, H.R. et al. Global measures of impairment for epidemiologic and clinical use with children and adolescents. International Journal of Method in Psychology 1996;6:295–307

Bonilla, Yarimar, and Rafael A. B. Martínez. “Update – Puerto Rico in Crisis: Government Workers Battle Neoliberal Reform.” Nacla Report on the Americas. 43.1 (2010): 6.

Bonilla, Yarimar. Social Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Bonilla, Yarimar. “Ordinary Sovereignty.” Small Axe : a Journal of Criticism. (2013): 152-165.

Bonilla, Yarimar, and Jonathan Rosa. “#ferguson: Digital Protest, Hashtag Ethnography, and the Racial Politics of Social Media in the United States.” American Ethnologist. 42.1 (2015): 4-17.

Bonilla, Yarimar. Non-sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment, 2015.

Bonilla, Yarimar. “Unsettling Sovereignty.” Cultural Anthropology. 32.3 (2017): 330-339.

Chardy, A. How Puerto Ricans are changing the face of Florida. Miami Herald, 2017. Online.

Chatterjee, Partha. The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Dávila, Arlene M. Sponsored identities: cultural politics in Puerto Rico. Philadelphia, Pa: Temple University Press, 1997.

Davila, Arlene M. Making and marketing national identities: Culture, politics, and corporate sponsorship in Puerto Rico. USA: Temple University Press, 1997.

Dávila, Arlene M. Latinos, Inc: the marketing and making of a people. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2012.

Durkheim, É. Suicide: A Study in Sociology.  1897.

Ferre-Sadurni, L. “Higher Puerto Rico Death Toll Reflects Survey Across Island.” The New York Times, 2017. (

Flores, Juan. From bomba to hip-hop: Puerto Rican culture and Latino identity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Foucault, Michel, Paul Rabinow, Nikolas Rose, and Michel Foucault. The essential Foucault: selections from the essential works of Foucault, 1954-1984. New York: New Press, 2003.

Freidenberg, J. The Anthropology of Lower Income Urban Enclaves: The Case of East Harlem. New York: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1995.

Geertz, Clifford. Islam Observed: Religious Development in Morocco and Indonesia. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Hernandez, Deborah Pacini. Oye como va! Hybridity and identity in Latino popular music. Philadelphia, Pa: Temple University Press, 2010.

Janes, C.R, et al. Making Disasters: Climate Change, Neoliberal Governance, and Livelihood Insecurity on the Mongolian Steppe. School for Advanced Research Press, 2015.

Jones, J. et al. Suicidal Behaviors among Adolescents in Puerto Rico: Rates and Correlates in Clinical and Community Samples. Journal of Clinical Child Health and Psychology, 2008.

Laó-Montes, Agustín, and Arlene M. Dávila. Mambo montage: the Latinization of New York. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2001.

Meyer, R. “What’s Happening With the Relief Effort in Puerto Rico?” The Atlantic, 2017.


Moeran, Brian. From Participant Observation to Observant Participation: Anthropology, Fieldwork and Organizational Ethnography.  Creative Encounters Working Papers #2, 2007.

Morales, Iris, Ana Celia Zentella, and Patria Rodriguez. 2009. Palante, siempre palante!: the Young Lords. [New York, NY]: [SubCine, distributor].

Oquendo, M.A. et al. Ethnic and Sex Differences in Suicide Rates Relative to Major Depression in the United States. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2001.

Rivera, Raquel Z. New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Stanley, Dick. “What Do We Know about Social Cohesion: The Research Perspective of the Federal Government’s Social Cohesion Research Network.” The Canadian Journal of Sociology / Cahiers Canadiens De Sociologie 28, no. 1 (2003): 5-17. doi:10.2307/3341872.

Whalen, Carmen Teresa, and Víctor Vázquez-Hernández. The Puerto Rican diaspora: historical perspectives. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005.

Zayas, L.H.. et al. Why do so many Latina teens attempt suicide? A conceptual model for research. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 2005;75(2):275–287.

Selections added 12/6/2017

Algarín, Miguel, and Bob Holman. Aloud: voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.

Barndt, Deborah. Wild fire: art as activism. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2006.

Bourgois, Philippe. In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Castillo-Garsow, Melissa. ¡Manteca! an anthology of afro-latin@ poets. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press, 2017.

Fine, Elizabeth C. Soulstepping: African American Step Shows. Univ of Illinois Pr, 2007.

Khabeer, Suad Abdul. Muslim cool: race, religion, and hip hop in the United States. New York: New York University Press, 2016.

Morales, Iris. Through the eyes of rebel women: the Young Lords: 1969-1976. New York: Red Sugarcane Press, Inc., 2016.

Muehlmann, Shaylih. When I wear my alligator boots: narco-culture in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014.

Noel, Urayoán. In visible movement: Nuyorican poetry from the Sixties to slam. Iowa City: University Of Iowa Press, 2014.

The Pedro Pietri Papers, Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, CUNY. (Processing Archivist: Mario H. Ramírez with the assistance of Melisa Panchano, Silvia Rodríguez, Erika Suárez and Orlando Torres. Date: April 2007)

Perry, Imani. Prophets of the hood: politics and poetics in hip hop. Durham, N.C: Duke University Press, 2006.

Pietri, Pedro, Juan Flores, and Pedro López-Adorno. Pedro Pietri: selected poetry. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2015.

Rojas, Bonafide. Notes on the Return to the Island. New York: Grand Concourse Press, 2017.

Thomas, Piri. Down these mean streets. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.

Wanzer-Serrano, Darrel. The New York Young Lords and the struggle for liberation. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015.

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