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 floor within the early years of yank colonial rule, from 1898 till 1912. it's the first systematic comparative research of those early routines in American imperial strength. The sociologist Julian move unravels how American specialists used “culture” as either a device and a aim of rule, and the way the Puerto Rican and Philippine elite got, creatively engaged, and occasionally silently subverted the americans’ ostensibly benign intentions. instead of discovering that the try and transplant American-style democracy resulted in incommensurable “culture clashes,” move assesses complicated techniques of cultural lodging and transformation. by means of combining wealthy historic aspect with broader theories of that means, tradition, and colonialism, he offers an leading edge examine of the hidden intersections of political strength and cultural meaning-making in America’s earliest abroad empire.
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