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Passional Fugues in the Lakou

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter assesses the concept of faux-dou, in contrast to the dominant framing of the art collective under the signs and symbols of Vodou. While actively resisting the art-historical reduction of ... More


The Jew in the Haitian Imagination: A Popular History of Anti-Judaism and Proto-Racism

Elizabeth McAlister

in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195149180
eISBN:
9780199835386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149181.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay explores the contemporary legacies of colonial religious discourses, by examining how participants in Haiti’s annual Rara festival—a Lenten carnival and public performance of Haitian ... More


Legislating “Civilization” in Postrevolutionary Haiti

Kate Ramsey

in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195149180
eISBN:
9780199835386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149181.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This article examines the nineteenth century Haitian state’s penal prohibition of “le vaudoux” as a form of “sortilege” or spell. It studies how, in the face of unremitting white Western hostility ... More


Vodou Bricolage at the Grand Rue

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the aesthetics of Vodou bricolage in the sculptures of André Eugène, Frantz Jacques (Guyodo), and Alex Louis. The Grand Rue, like so many impoverished neighborhoods in Haiti's ... More


Istwa Across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Toni Pressley-Sanon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813054407
eISBN:
9780813053141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054407.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Istwa across the Water draws on the historian and poet Kamau Brathwaite’s concept of tidalectics as cultural exchange that is patterned after the back and forth movement of the ocean’s waves, to ... More


Oduduwa's Chain: Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic

Andrew Apter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226506388
eISBN:
9780226506555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226506555.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the seasoned trend of disavowing Africa in the Black Atlantic, showing how Yoruba cultural frameworks from West Africa remade black kingdoms and communities in the Americas. ... More


Making Wanga: Reality Constructions and the Magical Manipulation of Power

Karen McCarthy Brown

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The demonstration for Abner Louima in 1997 in New York City marked a new stage in the growing involvement of Haitians in local politics. Many protest signs blamed Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for what ... 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


Coda: Today’s ‘Haitian Exceptionalism’

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Concludes by arguing that virtually all of the “racial” tropologies of the nineteenth century, which had never completely gone away anyway, surfaced with a vengeance in the popular media storm that ... More


Servants turned masters: Santo Domingo and the black revolt

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Carlos Esteban Deive's historical novel Viento Negro, bosque del caimán (Black Wind, Bois Caiman, 2002), which deals with the slave revolt of 1791 and its consequences for the ... More


Danbala's Daughter: Félix Morisseau‐Leroy's Antigòn an Kreyòl

Moira Fradinger

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Félix Morisseau–Leroy's Antigòn an Kreyòl is ‘best understood as a staging of a Haitian historical drama rather than of a European drama staged in Haiti and as a postcolonial appropriation of foreign ... More


Chimin Kwaze: Crossing Paths, or Haitian Dancemaking in Port-au-Prince

Celia Weiss Bambara (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Celia Weiss Bambara focuses on three dancemakers of different generations in early 21st century Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Viviane Gauthier, Florencia Pierre, and Nicole Lumarque. Each of these Haitian ... More


Dance of the Dominican Misterios

Martha Ellen Davis (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

Martha Ellen Davis illustrates how the Dominican misterios, the spirits influenced by the Vodou of adjacent Haiti, and also the spirits of the dead manifest themselves to Dominican mediums trained to ... More


The Priest and the Prophetess: Abbé Ouvière, Romaine Rivière, and the Revolutionary Atlantic World

Terry Rey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190625849
eISBN:
9780190625870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625849.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Shortly after a slave revolt in the North Province of the French colony of Saint-Domingue sparked the Haitian Revolution in August 1791, a free black immigrant coffee farmer and gender-bending ... More


Virtual Vodou, Actual Practice: Transfiguring the Technological

Alexandra Boutros

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the intersection of digital technologies and the public visibility of Vodou. It examines not only how digital technologies are used and understood by practitioners (including ... More


Groundings: Tidalectics, Marasa, and

Toni Pressley-Sanon

in Istwa Across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813054407
eISBN:
9780813053141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054407.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Groundings lays the theoretical and methodological groundwork for Istwa across the Water, defining the key concepts of istwa, tidalectics, and marasa, as well as Istwa across the Water’s orientation ... More


The Changing Same: Bokọfíó across the Sea

Toni Pressley-Sanon

in Istwa Across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813054407
eISBN:
9780813053141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054407.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

“The Changing Same” discusses a story from the oral tradition of Dahomey that Melville Herskovits published in the second volume of Dahomey: An Ancient West African Kingdom (1938) as a source for ... More


Epilogue: Re-Suturing or Joining the Parts to the Whole

Toni Pressley-Sanon

in Istwa Across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813054407
eISBN:
9780813053141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054407.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This epilogue pulls all of the chapters together by reaffirming Pressley-Sanon’s advocacy for a reading of Haiti’s history, memory, and cultural production through the lens of the ocean’s waves as ... More


Cultures of Resistance

Alan Mcpherson

in The Invaded: How Latin Americans and Their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195343038
eISBN:
9780199378227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343038.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History, American History: 20th Century

Chapters 9 and 10 look at what was really at stake in the occupations—the politics of culture and the culture of politics. Chapter 9 looks at cultural topics, such as the Spanish language, baseball, ... More


Who Owns the Religion of Haiti?

Karen Richman

in Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062266
eISBN:
9780813051987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062266.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

“Who Owns the Religion of Haiti?” demonstrates how a futile religious ‘war’ has been waged in pursuit of control over elusive doctrinal boundaries and dubious doctrinal fidelity in a persistently ... More


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