Military Power and Popular Protest: The U.S. Navy in Vieques, Puerto Rico / Edition 1

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Overview

"McCaffrey's outstanding analysis movingly narrates the community's longstanding anguish and accurately situates the Vieques movement in the larger context of U.S. military policy in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico's unresolved status quandary. Those interested in understanding the Vieques crisis will find Military Power and Popular Protest an indispensible work." --Amilcar Antonio Barreto, author of Vieques, the Navy, and Puerto Rican Politics

Residents of Vieques, a small island just off the east coast of Puerto Rico, live wedged between an ammunition depot and live bombing range for the U.S. Navy. Since the 1940s when the navy expropriated over two-thirds of the island, residents have struggled to make a life amid the thundering of bombs and the rumbling of weaponry fire. Like the army's base in Okinawa, Japan, the facility has drawn vociferous protests from residents who challenged U.S. security interests overseas. In 1999, when a local civilian employee of the base was killed by a stray bomb, Vieques again erupted in protests that have mobilized tens of thousands of individuals and have transformed this tiny Caribbean island into the setting for an international cause celebre.

Katherine T. McCaffrey gives a complete analysis of the troubled relationship between the U.S. Navy and island residents. She explores such topics as the history of U.S. naval involvement in Vieques; a grassroots mobilization--led by fisherman--that began in the 1970s; how the navy promised to improve the lives of the island residents--and failed; and the present-day emergence of a revitalized political activism that has effectively challenged naval hegemony.

Military bases overseas act as lightning rods for anti-American sentiment, thus threatening his country's image and interests abroad. By analyzing this particular, conflicted relationship, the book also explores important lessons about colonialism and postcolonialism and the relationship of the United States to the countries in which it maintains military bases.

Katherine T. McCaffrey is an assistant professor of anthropology at Montclair State University, New Jersey.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813530918
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 6/18/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine T. McCaffrey is an assistant professor of anthropology at Montclair State University, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Acronyms and Spanish Terms
Introduction 1
1 A Strategic Colony on the Margins of the Empire 17
2 Cultural Identity In Vieques 43
3 The Fishermen's War 67
4 We Are a Species in Danger of Extinction: The Aftermath of the Fishermen's Crusade 98
5 Organizing for Change 124
6 From Pescadores to Rescatores: The Resurgence and Transformation of Struggle 147
7 The Battle of Vieques 173
Notes 185
References 197
Index 207
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