This Assignment corresponds to Learning unit #11
In 800-words describe and explain how the ‘fisherman’s war’ serves as an example of how culture and “cultural symbols” were used by the residents of Vieques in their struggles to stop the bombing by the U.S. Navy.
Be sure to discuss:
the history of fishing in Vieques and how fishing changed
how the symbol “fisherman as peasant” became a mobilizing image
how the symbol of the fisherman came to represent the viequense identity
why do you think it was a successful mobilizing symbol
the way the use of cultural elements lead to political action