Browse Illinois Research and Scholarship (Open Community) by Subject "Caribbean"
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"Caribbean Soccer: Hispanoamericanismo and the Identity Politics of Fútbol in Puerto Rico,1898-1920s." (The Latin Americanist, 2017)When the United States took possession of Puerto Rico in 1898, an aggressive Americanization project introduced cultural practices, including American sports. However, although Puerto Ricans incorporated U.S. sports to ...
"Colonial Olympism: Puerto Rico and Jamaica’s Olympic Movement in Pan‐American Sport, 1930 to the 1950s." (The International Journal of the History of Sport, 2016)This paper examines how two Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico and Jamaica, developed ideas of national identity while negotiating political emancipation within two distinct, yet allied Anglophone empires. We can see this ...
“Operation Sport: Puerto Rico’s Recreational and Political Consolidation in an Age of Modernization and Decolonization, 1950s.” (Journal of Sport History, 2015)Contextualized in a Western push for post-war decolonization and modernization, the development of recreation programs in 1950s Puerto Rico helped consolidate the state’s sport institution, and in turn legitimize a new ...