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

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

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 US and Puerto Rico has been created and recreated over the past 100 yrs. More specifically, the author engages in the exploration of how law has contributed to the construction of a particular social reality, a reality embodied by the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico. The book discusses the legal constructs and governing norms involved in the struggle for identity, specifically a Puerto Rican identity, one which claims rights to US citizenship and participation while also asserting a separate cultural identity. The law as a crucial arbiter of self-determination and self-perception is also analyzed in relation to Puerto Ricans striving to form a distinct national identity. The audience for this book includes social scientists and legal scholars but also to anyone interested in the symbiotic relationship between law and society. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
  • 340.115
  • 340/.115
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4635
LC item number
.R58 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-260) and index
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  • net
Control code
apa00000380
Dimensions
27 cm.)
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 275 p.
Form of item
electronic
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.b28746752
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa00000380

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