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Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico

By: Briggs, Laura

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520232587

ISBN: 0520232585

Condition: USED


Original and compelling, Laura Briggs's "Reproducing Empire "shows 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 haunt... View more info