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Author Briggs, Laura, 1964-

Title Reproducing empire : race, sex, science, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico / Laura Briggs.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  363.96 B854R    Check Shelf
Description xi, 278 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series American crossroads ; 11
American crossroads ; 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index.
Contents Introduction: Colonialism : familiar territory -- 1. Sexuality, medicine, and imperialism : the international traffic in prostitution policy -- 2. Sex and citizenship : the politics of prostitution in Puerto Rico, 1898-1918 -- 3. Debating reproductions : birth control, eugenics, and overpopulation in Puerto Rico, 1920-1940 -- 4. Demon mothers in the social laboratory : development, overpopulation, and "the pill," 1940-1960 -- 5. The politics of sterilization, 1937-1974 -- 6. "I like to be in America" : postwar Puerto Rican migration, the culture of poverty, and the Moynihan report -- Epilogue: Ghosts, cyborgs, and why Puerto Rico is the most important place in the world.
Summary "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 reveals the legacies haunting contemporary debates over globalization."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Birth control -- Puerto Rico -- History.
Sterilization (Birth control) -- Puerto Rico -- History.
Prostitution -- Puerto Rico -- History.
Prostitution -- History.
Women -- Puerto Rico -- Social conditions.
Puerto Ricans -- United States.
Family Planning Services -- Puerto Rico.
Colonialism -- Puerto Rico.
Health Policy -- Puerto Rico.
Sex Work -- Puerto Rico.
Sterilization -- Puerto Rico.
Birth control. (OCoLC)fst00833148
Population. (OCoLC)fst01071476
Prostitution. (OCoLC)fst01079562
Puerto Ricans. (OCoLC)fst01083707
Relations. (OCoLC)fst01892706
Sterilization (Birth control) (OCoLC)fst01133207
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
Puerto Rico -- Population.
United States -- Relations -- Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico -- Relations -- United States.
Puerto Rico. (OCoLC)fst01205432
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Puerto Rico.
United States.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Race, sex, science, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico
ISBN 0520222555 (cloth: alkaline paper)
9780520222557 (cloth: alkaline paper)
0520232585 (paperback : alkaline paper)
9780520232587 (paperback : alkaline paper)
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