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Aftershocks of Disaster

Aftershocks of Disaster

Puerto Rico Before and After the Strom

Yarimar Bonilla (Editor); Marisol LeBrón (Editor)

  • Publisher: Haymarket
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Released: Sep 24, 2019
  • ISBN-13: 9781642590302


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.

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