Centro Journal 33, no 1 (SPRING 2021)


SPECIAL ISSUE: Navigating Insecurity: Crisis, Power, and Protest in Puerto Rican Communities
Guest editors: Aldo Lauria Santiago and Charles Venator-Santiago


Navigating Insecurity: Crisis, Power, and Protest in Puerto Rican Communities—Introduction
Aldo Lauria Santiago and Charles Venator-Santiago

Puerto Rico in Crisis and the Shifting Dictates of Empire by Pedro Cabán

“Promoting Justice for the Spanish-Speaking Individual”: Puerto Rican Consumer Activism in Philadelphia, 1960s to 1970s by Alyssa Ribeiro

Puerto Rico’s Economy: Before and After Hurricane Maria by José Caraballo-Cueto

“Even if they promise, you know it won’t happen”: Ontological Insecurity from Overlapping Collective and Cultural Trauma by Elizabeth Aranda, Rebecca Blackwell and Alessandra Rosa

(Re)Producing Insecurity for Puerto Rican Students in Florida Schools: A Raciolinguistic Perspective on English-Only Policies by Molly Hamm-Rodríguez and Astrid Sambolín Morales

“Los hijos ausentes”: Citizenship, Activism, and Recovery in Post-Hurricane Maria Orlando by Julie Torres

The Donations Gap and the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Explaining Why Puerto Rico’s Disaster Relief Operations Post-Maria Received Fewer Charity Contributions That Similar Efforts in Texas or Florida by Carlos L. Yordán

Listening to Puerto Rico and the Importance of Engaged Digital Scholarship in Academia by Thomas F. Anderson and Marisel Moreno

Yo no huelo a nada”: el rastro de los sentidos en la comunicación del desastre (Puerto Rico 2017-2018) by Silvia Álvarez Curbelo

Book Reviews

Agrarian Puerto Rico: Reconsidering Rural Economy and Society, 1899-1940, by César J. Ayala and Laird W. Bergad (Tim Loreck)

Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire, by Sam Erman (Aldo Lauria-Santiago)

Early Puerto Rican Cinema and Nation Building: National Sentiments, Transnational Realities, 1897–1940, by Naida García-Crespo (Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago)

Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean, by Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof (Ileana María Rodríguez-Silva)