Affect, Archive, Archipelago: Puerto Rico's Sovereign Caribbean Lives (Rethinking the Island) (Hardcover)

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Inspired by douard Glissant's and Marta Aponte Alsina's critical-creative work, this book explores how Puerto Rico's affective archive of Caribbean relations, from the nineteenth century through the twenty-first, has envisioned and embodied decolonization and sovereignty in relation to the archipelagic, the sea, and Caribbean regionalism. The book's transdisciplinary archive includes historical figures and their legacies; political and activist thought, textuality, and action as performative interventions; and performance and live arts pieces, objects, materialities, and texts as political/activist actions. Affect, Archive, Archipelago begins by delving into the historical-political figures of Ram n Emeterio Betances, Luisa Capetillo, and Pedro Albizu Campos. It then encounters the work of the live arts collective Agua, Sol y Sereno; the political/activist work of Amigxs del MAR, Comuna Caribe, Mujeres que Abrazan la Mar, and Coalici n 8M; and Teresa Hern ndez's transdisciplinary artistic trajectory. Finally, stemming from the book's argument and the immediate historical-political-affective context of Puerto Rico's summer 2019 rebellion (Verano Boricua), the book offers some reflections and proposals for furthering decolonial, sovereign, archipelagic, and reparatory horizons for Puerto Rico.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538151440
ISBN-10: 1538151448
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: April 4th, 2022
Pages: 298
Language: English
Series: Rethinking the Island