By Faye Caronan

ISBN-10: 0252097300

ISBN-13: 9780252097300

"When the us bought the Philippines and Puerto Rico, it reconciled its prestige as an empire with its anticolonial roots via claiming that it can altruistically identify democratic associations in its new colonies. Ever considering the fact that, Filipino and Puerto Rican artists have challenged offers of benevolent assimilation and painting U.S. imperialism as either self-interested and unexceptional between empires. Faye

"After the Spanish-American warfare, the U.S. obtained in another country colonies and have become an empire. because the introduction of U.S. colonialism within the Philippines and Puerto Rico, to reconcile its new prestige as an in a foreign country empire with its anticolonial roots, the USA wonderful itself from eu empires by means of claiming that it'll altruistically determine democratic associations in its colonies. In reaction, Filipino and Puerto Rican artists have challenged the guarantees of benevolent assimilation to illustrate how U.S. imperialism is inherently self-interested, now not unparalleled between empires. Faye Caronan examines Puerto Rican and Filipino/American cultural productions as pivotal engagements with U.S. imperial exploits in those terrains. Caronan skillfully translates novels, motion pictures, functionality poetry, and different cultural productions as either indicators of and resistance opposed to American army, social, monetary and political incursions into those territories. this day the Philippines is an autonomous country while Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth, yet by some means either stay subordinate to the US. the several colonial family members suggest that the Philippines and Puerto Rico can't serve a similar functionality in justifying U.S. imperialism. Caronan's juxtaposition unearths various but simultaneous versions of U.S. neocolonial energy and contradicts American exceptionalism as a reluctant empire that in basic terms accepts colonies for the good thing about the colonized and international welfare"--  Read more...

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The Lonely Planet guide for Puerto Rico does not similarly cite prostitution as a problem. The different relationships the United States established with Puerto Rico and the Philippines may offer an explanation. S. citizens in 1917, the island also became subject to the United States’ domestic prostitution policy that resulted in stricter regulation and punishment of prostitution. Colonial authorities imprisoned and administered invasive medical examinations to women they believed were prostitutes.

S. S. citizenship. ”24 Like Our Islands and Their People, Lonely Planet constructs Puerto Rico as a place of cultural and physical mixing. The different marketing purposes of these two texts accounts for the different emphasis placed on Puerto Rico’s cultural mix. The black population was minimized at the turn of the century so that Puerto Rico could be imagined as part of the United States, whereas all components of Puerto Rico’s racial mix are acknowledged today to package Puerto Rico as a racially exotic destination for tourists seeking authentic cultural experiences.

S. S. Latina/Latino literature. S. S. power in the Philippines and Puerto Rico. S. S. S. colonization of the Philippines and Puerto Rico as economic emancipation from the exploitative policies of the Spanish empire. 52 This particular aspect of benevolent assimilation claimed that any economic benefit to the United States was merely a byproduct of the economic developments to be introduced for the good of island natives. Hagedorn’s Dogeaters and Santiago’s América’s Dream trace the continuities between the colonial and the postcolonial Philippines and Puerto Rico through their representation of the tourism industry.

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