The Resource Reproducing empire : race, sex, science, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico, Laura Briggs

Reproducing empire : race, sex, science, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico, Laura Briggs

Label
Reproducing empire : race, sex, science, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico
Title
Reproducing empire
Title remainder
race, sex, science, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico
Statement of responsibility
Laura Briggs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.9/6/097295
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ766.5.P8
LC item number
B75 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American crossroads
Series volume
11
Summary expansion
Original and compelling, Laura Briggs'sReproducing Empireshows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. From science to public policy, the "culture of poverty" to overpopulation, feminism to Puerto Rican nationalism, this book uncovers the persistence of concerns about motherhood, prostitution, and family in shaping the beliefs and practices of virtually every player in the twentieth-century drama of Puerto Rican colonialism. In this way, it sheds light on the legacies haunting contemporary debates over globalization. Puerto Rico is a perfect lens through which to examine colonialism and globalization because for the past century it has been where the United States has expressed and fine-tuned its attitudes toward its own expansionism. Puerto Rico's history holds no simple lessons for present-day debate over globalization but does unearth some of its history. Reproducing Empiresuggests that interventionist discourses of rescue, family, and sexuality fueled U.S. imperial projects and organized American colonialism. Through the politics, biology, and medicine of eugenics, prostitution, and birth control, the United States has justified its presence in the territory's politics and society. Briggs makes an innovative contribution to Puerto Rican and U.S. history, effectively arguing that gender has been crucial to the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico, and more broadly, to U.S. expansion elsewhere
Label
Reproducing empire : race, sex, science, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico, Laura Briggs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
EPILOGUE: Ghosts, Cyborgs, and Why Puerto Rico Is the Most Important Place in the WorldNotes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocm52999058
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520936317
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/cttt3xmk
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21979169
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52999058
  • acls0520936310

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