Aftershocks of Disaster (Hardcover)

Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm

By Yarimar Bonilla (Editor), Marisol Lebron (Editor)

Haymarket Books, 9781642591781, 170pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/24/2019)

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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.