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Marginality and Subjectivity in the Haitian Diaspora

Paul Brodwin

in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034614
eISBN:
9780813039053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034614.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Diasporic subjectivity related to Haitian immigrants in the Caribbean states is the main focus of this chapter. The chapter also discusses the usage of ethnography in a single location for tracing ... More


Congratulations! You Don't Look Haitian: How and When Does One Look Haitian?

Cécile Accilien

in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034614
eISBN:
9780813039053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034614.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter is a personal testimony of Cécile Accilien, a traditional scholar, and the chapter gives a description of her diasporic identity. The description is built upon her act of defiance ... More


Black—but Not Haitian: Color, Class, and Ethnicity in the Dominican Republic

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick

in Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter reviews the current official status of Afro-Dominicans, the treatment of Haitian immigrants, and the ways social whiteness is inscribed in the Dominican Republic through law and policy.


Vodou in the Magic City: Serving the Spirits across the Sea

Terry Rey, Alex Stepick, and Archbishop Thomas Wenski

in Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814777084
eISBN:
9781479802678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814777084.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents an ethnographic glimpse into Vodouist life and worldview in Miami, arguing that Vodou's traditional raison d'être in the Haitian homeland endures in the Magic City. However, ... More


Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami

Terry Rey and Alex Stepick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814777084
eISBN:
9781479802678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814777084.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s, significant numbers of Haitian immigrants began to arrive and settle in Miami. Overcoming some of the most foreboding obstacles ever to face immigrants in ... More


The Haitian Catholic Church in Miami: When the Saints Go Sailing In

Terry Rey, Alex Stepick, and Archbishop Thomas Wenski

in Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814777084
eISBN:
9781479802678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814777084.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the Notre Dame d'Haiti Catholic Church in Little Haiti, which is arguably the most significant cultural institution in the Haitian diaspora, and introduces coverage of ... More


Picking and Unpicking Time: Contextualizing Haitian Immigration in French Guiana

Marc Lony

in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034614
eISBN:
9780813039053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034614.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter introduces the personal accounts of Haitian immigrants who have moved to Guiana. It gives the viewpoints of the downtrodden migrants. This study presents an analysis of time and place in ... More


Beasts, Gods, and Transnational Transubstantiation

Terry Rey, Alex Stepick, and Archbishop Thomas Wenski

in Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814777084
eISBN:
9781479802678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814777084.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter states how the few scholars who have taken a holistic approach to religion in Haiti have reached conclusions that point toward underlying foundations to the Haitian religious ... More


Necropolitics I: From an “African Horde” to a Modern Country: Trujillo's Body Politic and the Haitian Enemy

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter interprets Trujillo's genocide of Haitian immigrants in 1937 as his binding of a political constituency through the transformation of the Haitians into “life that can be killed” with ... More


Conversation with Myrtha Désulmé, President of the Haiti-Jamaica Society

Philippe Zacaïr

in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034614
eISBN:
9780813039053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034614.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the views of Myrtha Désulmé, President of the Haiti-Jamaica Society. Her testimony adds an extra edge to the experiences regarding Haitian migrants in the Caribbean states ... More


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