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The Resource Fantasy island : colonialism, exploitation, and the betrayal of Puerto Rico, Ed Morales

Fantasy island : colonialism, exploitation, and the betrayal of Puerto Rico, Ed Morales

Label
Fantasy island : colonialism, exploitation, and the betrayal of Puerto Rico
Title
Fantasy island
Title remainder
colonialism, exploitation, and the betrayal of Puerto Rico
Statement of responsibility
Ed Morales
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since its acquisition by the US in 1898, Puerto Rico has served as a testing ground for the most aggressive and exploitative US economic, political, and social policies. The devastation that ensued finally grew impossible to ignore in 2017, in the wake of Hurricane María, as the physical destruction compounded the infrastructure collapse and trauma inflicted by the debt crisis. In Fantasy Island, Ed Morales traces how, over the years, Puerto Rico has served as a colonial satellite, a Cold War Caribbean showcase, a dumping ground for US manufactured goods, and a corporate tax shelter. He also shows how it has become a blank canvas for mercenary experiments in disaster capitalism on the frontlines of climate change, hamstrung by internal political corruption and the US federal government's prioritization of outside financial interests. Taking readers from San Juan to New York City and back to his family's home in the Luquillo Mountains, Morales shows us the machinations of financial and political interests in both the US and Puerto Rico, and the resistance efforts of Puerto Rican artists and activists. Through it all, he emphasizes that the only way to stop Puerto Rico from being bled is to let Puerto Ricans take control of their own destiny, going beyond the statehood-commonwealth-independence debate to complete decolonization."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morales, Ed
Dewey number
972.95053
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Hurricane Maria, 2017
  • Capitalism
Label
Fantasy island : colonialism, exploitation, and the betrayal of Puerto Rico, Ed Morales
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1084409569
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781568588995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1084409569
Label
Fantasy island : colonialism, exploitation, and the betrayal of Puerto Rico, Ed Morales
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1084409569
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781568588995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1084409569

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