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November 2014

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Puerto Rican Soldiers and Second-Class Citizenship

Representations in Media
Manuel Avil├ęs-Santiago

Puerto Rican soldiers have been consistently whitewashed out of the narrative of American history despite playing parts in all American wars since WWI. This book examines the online self-representation of Puerto Rican soldiers who served during the war on terror, focusing on social networking sites, user-generated content and web memorials.


Manuel G. Aviles-Santiago is associate dean for academic programs and curricular innovation, associate professor of communication and culture at the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, and director of the Office of Veterans and Military Academic Engagement. He obtained his doctorate in media studies at the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas-Austin.