Subject People/Colonial: Economic Transformation and Social Disorder in Puerto Rico, 1898-1947

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This book rethinks the social processes that violently refashioned Puerto Rican society in the first half of the twentieth century. Santiago-Valles explores how the new regime's socio-economic, political, and signification systems socially constructed the laboring poor of this Caribbean island as "wayward" subjects. Critically drawing on recent theorizations of post-structuralism, feminism, critical criminology, subaltern studies, and post-coloniality he examines the mechanisms through which colonized subjects become ...

Subject People/Colonial: Economic Transformation and Social Disorder in Puerto Rico, 1898-1947 1994, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791415900

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