How to Get “There”

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


This chapter considers University of Puerto Rico student assemblies as a sui generis site for political organizing and for the political imagination. Though students have no legally enforceable right to work stoppages and strikes, the assembly is viewed within some university circles as having the power to shut down all labors on school grounds. In considering the assembly as key site for politics, this chapter proposes the political as a turning against accepted conventions on the one hand, and toward audacious and/or urgent and/or unexpected identifications with others.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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