An anthropological reflection on the Summer of 2019 and the social movement #Rickyrenuncia (Ricky Resign) in Puerto Rico



Palabras clave:

Puerto Rico’s crisis, citizen participation, agency


The following article presents an anthropological and historical analysis based on the social movement referred to as #Rickyrenuncia and its most important achievements during the Summer of 2019 in Puerto Rico. The theoretical concepts used in this analysis are concepts of agency and citizen participation that enabled social mobilization. The subaltern by Gayatri Spivak and the most recent studies regarding Puerto Rico’s political and economic crisis are highlighted in order to contextualize the Summer of 2019.

Biografía del autor/a

Victor Manuel Vazquez, University of Texas at El Paso

University of Texas at El Paso (utep). Full-time Lecturer in the Sociology and Anthropology Department, utep, since August 2017. Courses taught: Cultural Anthropology; Drug Use Abuse trafficking; Ethnographic Methods; Anthropology of the Caribbean. Prior to this position he was adjunct faculty in the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus and Rio Piedras Campus from 2012-2017.

Ashley McAfee, University of Texas at El Paso

University of Texas at El Paso (utep). ma student in Sociology & Anthropology. Her research focuses on disparities and inequalities in this area with her thesis focalized on police and Border Patrol brutality


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