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By Julian Go

ISBN-10: 0822342111

ISBN-13: 9780822342113

ISBN-10: 0822342294

ISBN-13: 9780822342298

When the us took regulate of the Philippines and Puerto Rico within the wake of the Spanish-American conflict, it declared that it can remodel its new colonies via classes in self-government and the methods of American-style democracy. In either territories, U.S. colonial officers outfitted wide public tuition structures, and so they organize American-style elections and governmental associations. The officers aimed their classes in democratic govt on the political elite: the really small classification of the rich, proficient, and politically strong inside every one colony. whereas they retained final regulate for themselves, the americans permit the elite vote, carry neighborhood workplace, and formulate laws in nationwide assemblies.

American Empire and the Politics of Meaning is an exam of the way those efforts to supply the elite of Puerto Rico and the Philippines a realistic schooling in self-government performed out at the flooring within the early years of yankee colonial rule, from 1898 until eventually 1912. it's the first systematic comparative research of those early routines in American imperial strength. The sociologist Julian move unravels how American gurus used “culture” as either a device and a aim of rule, and the way the Puerto Rican and Philippine elite obtained, creatively engaged, and infrequently silently subverted the american citizens’ ostensibly benign intentions. instead of discovering that the try and transplant American-style democracy resulted in incommensurable “culture clashes,” cross assesses advanced techniques of cultural lodging and transformation. by way of combining wealthy old element with broader theories of that means, tradition, and colonialism, he presents an cutting edge research of the hidden intersections of political energy and cultural meaning-making in America’s earliest abroad empire.

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