Conclusion: Sentient-Flesh Subversions

  • Roberta Hurtado
Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)


This conclusion marks the overarching arguments of Decolonial Puerto Rican Women’s Writings: Subversion in the Flesh. It provides demonstrations of why the literary arts are important as part of a decolonial praxis of empowerment for the Puerto Rican community, as well as other Latino communities. The conclusion also provides information regarding cultural nuances and strategic deployments of social justice activism—both performed and written—that are vital for Puerto Ricans in the process of engaging the sentient-flesh. It finishes with a statement regarding the desire to not be prescriptive in detailing what a decolonial praxis for social justice should look like, but instead the kinds of avenues for inquiry and exploration that it should open for those seeking change.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta Hurtado
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  1. 1.State University of New York at OswegoOswegoUSA

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