Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Hardcover)

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By Yarimar Bonilla (Editor), Marisol Lebron (Editor)
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The concept of "aftershocks" is used in the context of earthquakes to describe the jolts felt after the initial quake, but no disaster is a singular event. Aftershocks of Disaster examines the lasting effects of hurricane Maria, not just the effects of the wind or the rain, but delving into what followed: state failure, social abandonment, capitalization on human misery, and the collective trauma produced by the botched response.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781642591781
ISBN-10: 1642591785
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English