The Sovereign Colony Olympic Sport National Identity and International Politics in Puerto Rico Ceded to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish American War of Puerto Rico has since remained a colonial territory Despite this subordinated colonial experie

  • Title: The Sovereign Colony: Olympic Sport, National Identity, and International Politics in Puerto Rico
  • Author: Antonio Sotomayor
  • ISBN: 9780803278813
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ceded to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish American War of 1898, Puerto Rico has since remained a colonial territory Despite this subordinated colonial experience, however, Puerto Ricans managed to secure national Olympic representation in the 1930s and in so doing nurtured powerful ideas of nationalism By examining how the OlympiCeded to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish American War of 1898, Puerto Rico has since remained a colonial territory Despite this subordinated colonial experience, however, Puerto Ricans managed to secure national Olympic representation in the 1930s and in so doing nurtured powerful ideas of nationalism By examining how the Olympic movement developed in Puerto Rico, Antonio Sotomayor illuminates the profound role sports play in the political and cultural processes of an identity that evolved within a political tradition of autonomy rather than traditional political independence Significantly, it was precisely in the Olympic arena that Puerto Ricans found ways to participate and show their national pride, often by using familiar colonial strictures and the United States claim to democratic values to their advantage Drawing on extensive archival research, both on the island and in the United States, Sotomayor uncovers a story of a people struggling to escape the colonial periphery through sport and nationhood yet balancing the benefits and restraints of that same colonial status.The Sovereign Colony describes the surprising negotiations that gave rise to Olympic sovereignty in a colonial nation, a unique case in Latin America, and uses Olympic sports as a window to view the broader issues of nation building and identity, hegemony, postcolonialism, international diplomacy, and Latin American U.S relations.

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    1. My review for The Sovereign Colony at Sport in American Historysporthistory/2016/07/16"Sovereign, to a certain degree, especially in the sense of distinct cultural and national heritage, yet bound in real terms by politics and economics as a colony to the United States, the tension of Puerto Rico to the rest of the US is far from over. With the growing debt crisis, neoliberal economic policies of the US federal government, and a continually fraught relationship of colony to supposedly free and n [...]

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