How to Become Visible

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


This chapter, in making an argument for the importance of make-believe in forming a robust political imagination, turns its attention to a pair of Puerto Rican wrestlers, whose performance as villains highlights the terms of Puerto Rico’s visibility in the American imagination: a beautiful place, but a bad investment—a domesticated population, but severely policed.


Ivan Zayd Guillama-Rosario The Shining Stars Terms of visibility Make-believe 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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