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The Haiti exception : anthropology and the predicaments of narrative

Author: Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken; Kaiama L Glover; Mark Schuller
Publisher: Liverpool Liverpool University Press 2016
Series: Francophone postcolonial studies, vol. 7.
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This collection of essays considers the ways and extent of Haiti's 'exceptionalisation' - its perception in multiple arenas as definitively unique with respect not only to the countries of the North Atlantic, but also to the rest of the Americas. Painted at once as repulsive and attractive, abject and resilient, singular and exemplary, Haiti has long been framed discursively by an extraordinary epistemological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken; Kaiama L Glover; Mark Schuller
OCLC Number: 958436478
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 225 Seiten ; 25 cm
Contents: Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken, Jhon Picard Byron, Kaiama L. Glover and Mark Schuller, `Editors' Introduction' I. Tracing Intellectual Histories Jhon Picard Byron, `Transforming Ethnology: Understanding the Stakes and Challenges of Price-Mars in the Development of Anthropology in Haiti' Mark Schuller, `The Intellectual Uses of Haiti' Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken, `On "being Jewish", on "studying Haiti"... Herskovits, Metraux, Race, and Human Rights' Laurent Dubois, `Haiti, Gender and Anthrohistory: A Mintzian Journey' II. Interrogating the Enquiring Self Kaiama L. Glover, `"Written with Love": Intimacy and Relation in Katherine Dunham's Island Possessed' Barbara Browning, `Dance, Haiti and Lariam Dreams' Carlo A. Celius, `"Haitian Art" and Primitivism: Effects, Uses and Beyond' III. On Nation-Building: Histories, Theories, Praxes Deborah Thomas, `Haiti, Politics and Sovereign (Mis)recognitions' Valerie Kaussen, `Haitian Culture in the Informational Economics of Humanitarian Aid' Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis, `Thinking About the City - At Last!' Claudine Michel, `Epilogue: Kalfou Danje: Situating Haitian Studies, and My Own Journey Within It'
Series Title: Francophone postcolonial studies, vol. 7.
Responsibility: edited by Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken, Kaiama L. Glover, Mark Schuller and Jhon Picard Byron.

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