Constructing Citizenship through Creative Mediums : An Exploration of Cuba and Puerto Rico Public

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  • This paper critically examines the notion of citizenship and how its construction has evolved over time. As the world becomes increasingly more globalized and connected, it becomes even more important to consider forms of citizenship that are transnational and move beyond the traditional borders of the nation-state. This is especially true with regard to immigrants, who must navigate a complex society in which they are often perceived as the ‘other.’ This paper will investigate two islands in the Caribbean that have unique relationships with the United States regarding citizenship: Cuba and Puerto Rico. In the first section, the author reviews literature regarding citizenship and belonging, focusing specifically on the definitions in the United States. The paper then goes on to explore the ways in which lived realities may differ from legal interpretations of the term, investigating a wide range of creative mediums. By including an analysis of these creative mediums, the author is able to broaden the space in which citizenship discussions traditionally take place, hoping to complicate the notion further. It is the goal of this paper to represent a truth of citizenship that is just as true as the Supreme Court decisions and legal definitions of the word. Key Words: citizenship, immigration, belonging, Cuba, Puerto Rico
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