American Empire and the Politics of Meaning Elite Political Cultures in the Philippines and Puerto Rico During U. S. Colonialism

ISBN-10: 0822342294

ISBN-13: 9780822342298

Edition: 2008

Authors: Julian Go

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This is an examination of how American efforts to provide the elites of Puerto Rico and the Philippines with a practical education in self-government played out on the ground in the early years of American colonial rule, from 1898 until 1912.
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Julian Go is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University. He is also a Faculty Affiliate in Asian Studies and New England and American Studies at Boston University. He is editor of the journal Political Power and Social Theory. He is a former Academy Scholar at Harvard University's Academy for International and Area Studies. His first book, American Empire and the Politics of Meaning, won the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book from the American Sociological Association and was a finalist for a Philippines National Book Award. His other books include The American Colonial State in the Philippines: Global Perspectives, which he co-edited and More American Than We Admit: The Influence of American Culture on the Philippines, which he edited.

Introduction: Colonialism and Culture in the American Empire
Tutelary Colonialism and Cultural Power
Domesticating Tutelage in Puerto Rico
Winning Hearts and Minds in the Philippines
Beyond Cultural Reproduction
Divergent Paths
Structural Transformation in Puerto Rico
Cultural Revaluation in the Philippines
Conclusion: Returning to Culture
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