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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Briggs, Laura
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American crossroads
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birth control
  • Sterilization (Birth control)
  • Prostitution
  • Prostitution
  • Puerto Ricans
  • United States
  • Puerto Rico
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Birth control
  • Prostitution
  • Puerto Ricans
  • International relations
  • Sterilization (Birth control)
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Family Planning Services
  • Colonialism
  • Health Policy
  • Sex Work
  • Sterilization
  • Contraception
  • Puerto Rico
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index
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
9781597348614
Lccn
2002001851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt3xmk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52999058
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
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
9781597348614
Lccn
2002001851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt3xmk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52999058

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