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Author Rivera Ramos, Efrén, 1947-

Title The legal construction of identity : the judicial and social legacy of American colonialism in Puerto Rico / Efren Rivera Ramos.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2001]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 275 pages).
Series The law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Contents pt. I. Essential History -- Ch. 1. The U.S. Expansionist Drive -- Ch. 2. Puerto Rico Before 1898 -- Ch. 3. Puerto Rico Under the American Regime -- pt. II. The Judicial Construction of Colonialism -- Ch. 4. The Legal Doctrine of the Insular Cases -- Ch. 5. The Legal Theory and Ideology of the Insular Cases -- Ch. 6. The Constitutive Effects of the Insular Cases -- pt. III. The Production of Hegemony in Puerto Rican Society -- Ch. 7. Hegemony Through Citizenship -- Ch. 8. Hegemony Through Legal Consciousness: Rights, Partial Democracy, and the Rule of Law.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-260) and index.
Summary "The Legal Construction of Identity: The Judicial and Social Legacy of American Colonialism in Puerto Rico" investigates how the relationship between the US and Puerto Rico has been created and recreated over the past 100 yrs. More specifically, the author engages in the exploration of how law has contributed to the construction of a particular social reality, a reality embodied by the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico. The book discusses the legal constructs and governing norms involved in the struggle for identity, specifically a Puerto Rican identity, one which claims rights to US citizenship and participation while also asserting a separate cultural identity. The law as a crucial arbiter of self-determination and self-perception is also analyzed in relation to Puerto Ricans striving to form a distinct national identity. The audience for this book includes social scientists and legal scholars but also to anyone interested in the symbiotic relationship between law and society. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also issued in print.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Law -- United States -- Territories and possessions.
Law -- Puerto Rico -- History.
Sociological jurisprudence.
Puerto Rico -- Colonial influence.
Puerto Rico -- Social conditions.
Jurisprudence -- United States.
Jurisprudence -- Puerto Rico -- history.
Added Title PsycBooks.
Other Form: Original 1557986703 (DLC) 00050272
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