Puerto Rico?s Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      colonialism
      historical
      physicians
      Puerto
      Rico
      socioloty
    • Abstract:
      The success of U.S. ?liberal internationalism,? as defined by Walter LeFebre, in Puerto Rico depends on the escalating tensions introduced by Spanish colonialism. Social divisions present during the late-nineteenth century gave creole, or native, elites the opportunity to claim unique authorship over what they felt should be defined a ?social crisis.? Among these elites, physicians played a unique role as medical science gave them increasing social status. In Puerto Rico as in other countries, medicine seemed to offer scientific solutions to what they defined as ?social diseases,? such as prostitution, gambling, and drinking. These ?social diseases? were woven into a broader narrative that both argued that the creole elite were simultaneously equal to the Europeans of Spain, and of privileged education among ?the natives.? Ironically, the U.S. colonial administration both supplanted that of the Spanish and provided a new audience for citizens? claims to democratic governance. These claims included the use of ?disease? and death to legitimize their claims to medical attention that met their needs. In Puerto Rico, the discourse on disease was interdependent with that of Puerto Rico as a new imagined nation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Michigan
    • Accession Number:
      asa_proceeding_36430.PDF
    • Accession Number:
      15930920
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TRUJILLO-PAGAN, N. Puerto Rico?s Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century. Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association, [s. l.], p. 1–33, 2004. DOI asa_proceeding_36430.PDF. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=15930920. Acesso em: 25 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Trujillo-Pagan N. Puerto Rico?s Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century. Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association. August 2004:1-33. doi:asa_proceeding_36430.PDF
    • APA:
      Trujillo-Pagan, N. (2004). Puerto Rico?s Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century. Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association, 1–33. https://doi.org/asa_proceeding_36430.PDF
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Trujillo-Pagan, Nicole. 2004. “Puerto Rico?S Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century.” Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association, August, 1–33. doi:asa_proceeding_36430.PDF.
    • Harvard:
      Trujillo-Pagan, N. (2004) ‘Puerto Rico?s Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century’, Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association, pp. 1–33. doi: asa_proceeding_36430.PDF.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Trujillo-Pagan, N 2004, ‘Puerto Rico?s Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century’, Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association, pp. 1–33, viewed 25 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Trujillo-Pagan, Nicole. “Puerto Rico?S Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century.” Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association, Aug. 2004, pp. 1–33. EBSCOhost, doi:asa_proceeding_36430.PDF.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Trujillo-Pagan, Nicole. “Puerto Rico?S Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century.” Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association, August 14, 2004, 1–33. doi:asa_proceeding_36430.PDF.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Trujillo-Pagan N. Puerto Rico?s Body Politic And The Imaged Nation in the Late-Nineteeth Century. Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association [Internet]. 2004 Aug 14 [cited 2020 Nov 25];1–33. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=15930920