By Julian Go
American Empire and the Politics of Meaning is an exam of ways those efforts to supply the elite of Puerto Rico and the Philippines a pragmatic schooling in self-government performed out at the flooring within the early years of yankee colonial rule, from 1898 till 1912. it's the first systematic comparative research of those early workouts in American imperial strength. The sociologist Julian cross unravels how American specialists used “culture” as either a device and a goal of rule, and the way the Puerto Rican and Philippine elite bought, creatively engaged, and infrequently silently subverted the american citizens’ ostensibly benign intentions. instead of discovering that the try to transplant American-style democracy resulted in incommensurable “culture clashes,” pass assesses advanced strategies of cultural lodging and transformation. through combining wealthy old element with broader theories of which means, tradition, and colonialism, he presents an leading edge examine of the hidden intersections of political energy and cultural meaning-making in America’s earliest abroad empire.
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American Empire and the Politics of Meaning: Elite Political Cultures in the Philippines and Puerto Rico during U.S. Colonialism (Politics, History, and Culture) by Julian Go