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How to Be Middle Class

  • Guillermo Rebollo Gil
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Part of the New Caribbean Studies book series (NCARS)

Abstract

This chapter examines the link between a perceived lack of opposition to the fiscal control board among the majority of the island population and the government and media’s anti-poor discourse. Exposing how public debt has been equated with a flawed moral character of the people—especially of those most marginal—this chapter sheds light on how a middle-class subject is formed out of a generalized disdain for the most downtrodden and an assumed lack of alternatives for social and political change.

Keywords

Middle class “You” The debt Sovereignty 

References

  1. Godreau Aubert, Ariadna. 2015. Esa Tipa es una Yal. Paper presented at XXXIII International Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, May 27–30, San Juan, Puerto Rico.Google Scholar
  2. ———. 2017. Nosotras, que No nos Debemos a Nadie: Las Propias en Tiempos de Austeridad y Deuda Pública. Keynote Address in XI Coloquio Nacional sobre Mujeres, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, April 4.Google Scholar
  3. Laureano, Eva. 2013. Cada Vez Más Viejos y Pobres en Puerto Rico. Noticel, December 31. http://www.noticel.com/noticia/153613/cada-vez-mas-viejos-y-pobres-en-puerto-rico.html.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Rebollo Gil
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  1. 1.Universidad del EsteCarolinaPuerto Rico

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