The Tertiary by Raquel Salas Rivera


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Written in response to the PROMESA bill (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) Bill, LO TERCIARIO / THE TERTIARY offers a decolonial queer critique and reconsideration of Marx. The book’s title comes from Pedro Scaron’s, El Capital, the 1976 translation of Karl Marx’s classic. Published by Siglo Veintiuno Editores, this translation was commonly used by the Puerto Rican left as part of political formation programs. LO TERCIARIO / THE TERTIARY places this text in relation to the Puerto Rican debt crisis, forcing readers to reconsider old questions when facing colonialism’s newest horrors.

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies.

The Tertiary by Raquel Salas Rivera