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Hay Moros en la Costa: The Imprint and Legacy of Islam in Puerto Rico and the Fiestas De Santiago Apostol

Abstract Historically, colonizers, immigrants, and enslaved Africans served as carriers of Islamic culture to Puerto Rico, and today, that Islamic element is often unassumingly intertwined with the Puerto Rican culture. Using Bourdieu's concept of habitus as the framework, this dissertation engages customs and mannerisms of Puerto Ricans to reveal the imprint and legacy of Muslim Spain and the Islamic heritage of West Africa in Puerto Rico. It makes a study of the Spanish language to include vocabulary, proverbs, songs, and games that carry vestiges of Arabic language and culture. Most importantly, it also addresses an inherited religious and cultural tradition rooted in the history and legacy of Islam and Christianity and the human experience o... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Saez, Lourdes Enid (Author) / Gallab, Abdullahi (Advisor) / Moore, Moses (Committee member) / Ali, Souad (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Islamic studies / Caribbean studies
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 223 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Religious Studies 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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