The Resource The legal construction of identity : the judicial and social legacy of American colonialism in Puerto Rico, Efrén Rivera Ramos

The legal construction of identity : the judicial and social legacy of American colonialism in Puerto Rico, Efrén Rivera Ramos

Label
The legal construction of identity : the judicial and social legacy of American colonialism in Puerto Rico
Title
The legal construction of identity
Title remainder
the judicial and social legacy of American colonialism in Puerto Rico
Statement of responsibility
Efrén Rivera Ramos
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Legal Construction of Identity: The Judicial and Social Legacy, of American Colonialism in Puerto Rico investigates how the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico has been created and recreated over the past 100 years. More specifically, author Efren Rivera Ramos engages in the lively exploration of how law has contributed to the construction of a particular social reality embodied by the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico."
  • "Dr. Rivera Ramos argues that legal constructs and norms govern the struggle for the definition of a specific Puerto Rican identity. This struggle includes the tension between claiming rights of U.S. citizenship and participation on the one hand and asserting a separate cultural identity, on the other. In this sense, the law has been a crucial arbiter of self-determination and self-perception as many Puerto Ricans strive to form a distinct national identity. This book will appeal to social scientists and legal scholars interested in the symbiotic relationship between law and society."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
340/.115
Index
index present
LC call number
  • KF4635
  • KF4635
LC item number
  • .R58 2001
  • .R58 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The law and public policy
Label
The legal construction of identity : the judicial and social legacy of American colonialism in Puerto Rico, Efrén Rivera Ramos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-260) and index
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  • net
Contents
Pt. I. Essential History -- Ch. 1. The U.S. Expansionist Drive -- Ch. 2. Puerto Rico Before 1898 -- Ch. 3. Puerto Rico Under the American Regime -- Pt. II. The Judicial Construction of Colonialism -- Ch. 4. The Legal Doctrine of the Insular Cases -- Ch. 5. The Legal Theory and Ideology of the Insular Cases -- Ch. 6. The Constitutive Effects of the Insular Cases -- Pt. III. The Production of Hegemony in Puerto Rican Society -- Ch. 7. Hegemony Through Citizenship -- Ch. 8. Hegemony Through Legal Consciousness: Rights, Partial Democracy, and the Rule of Law
Control code
000021904042
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 275 p.
Isbn
9781557986702
Lccn
00050272
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.b21290283
System control number
ci21904042

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