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spring 2013

Journal of Haitian Studies, Volume 19, Number 1


Haiti in Theory

Questions We Are Asking: Hegel, Agamben, Dayan, Trouillot, Mbembe, and Haitian Studies
—Alessandra Benedicty

Haitians through the Eyes of Others

Framing Haitians and Cubans in The New York Times: Enduring Imprints of Political History
—Manoucheka Celeste

The "Strong Arm" and the "Friendly Hand": Military Humanitarianism in Post-earthquake Haiti
—Jennifer Greenburg

Fictionalizing Legacies in Literature

En marge de Fonds-des-Nègres de Marie Chauvet
—Léon-François Hoffmann

Re-thinking the Haitian Other in Relation as prochain: A Reading of Édouard Glissant and Lyonel Trouillot
—Julia Borst

Exploring Trauma through the Memory of Text: Edwidge Danticat Listens to Jacques Stephen Alexis, Rita Dove, and René Philoctète
—Judith Misrahi-Barak

Co-opting Haitian History in Martinican Theatre
—Michelle D. Kendall

Diasporic Strategies and Practices

Exil et renouveau politique : encore un espoir pour Haïti?
—Jean Baptiste Mario Samedy & Philippe Couton

Spatial Strategies of Haitian Businesses in the Diaspora: The Case of Metropolitan Miami (2001-2009)
—Cédric Audebert

The Legacy of Assotto Saint: Tracing Transnational History from the Gay Haitian Diaspora
—Erin Durban-Albrecht

Haitian Universities: New Models and Paradigms

Vers l'Harmonisation et la Consolidation du Réseau des Universités Publiques Régionales d'Haïti
—Yves Voltaire

Research Notes

Vodouyizan Protest an Amendment to the Constitution of Haiti
—Kate Ramsey

Charcoal Production through Distillation of Wood, perhaps the Key to the Deforestation of Haiti
—Georges Michel


Geographies of the Haitian Diaspora, edited by Regine Ostine Jackson (Review by Carolyn Cooper)

Guillaume et Nathalie, by Yanick Lahens (Review by Darline Alexis)

Living at the Crosroads: Three Exhibitions. Vodou, a Way of Life, exhibition catalogue for Le Vodou, un art de vivre, Hainard, Jacques and Philippe Mathez (Review by LeGrace Benson)

Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World, exhibition catalogue for Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Barrio, Harlem Studio Museum, Queens Museum (Review by LeGrace Benson)

Kafou, exhibition catalogue for Kafou, Nottingham Contemporary Art Center, 2012 (Review by LeGrace Benson)

Haitian History: New Perspectives, by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall (Review by Laurent Dubois)

Vodou Haitiano. Espîrito, Mito E Realidade, edited by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith and Claudine Michel (Review by Elisa Larkin Nascimento)

Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, by Laurent Dubois (Review by Toni Pressley-Sanon)

Edwidge Danticat: A Reader's Guide, edited by Martin Munro, forword by Dany Laferrière (Review by Tomaz Cunningham)

Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Post-Colonial Canon, by Kaiama L. Glover (Review by Moise R. Baptiste)

La Famille des Pitite-Caille; Zoune chez sa ninnaine, by Justin Lhérisson (Review by Hugues Saint-Fort)


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Editorial Board

Claudine Michel
University of California, Santa Barbara

Associate Editors
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LeGrace Benson
Arts of Haiti Research Project, Ithaca, New York

Managing Editor
Rose Elfman
University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Editor
Nadège Clitandre
University of California, Santa Barbara

Book Review Editors
Régine Michelle Jean-Charles
Boston College

Nadève Ménard
Université d'État d'Haïti

Kreyòl Editor
Jacques Pierre
Duke University

Editorial Board

Carole M. Berotte Joseph
Bronx Community College

Jhon Picard Byron
Faculté d'Ethnologie, UEH

Alix Cantave
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Carrol F. Coates
Binghamton University, SUNY

Donald J. Cosentino
University of California, Los Angeles

Edwidge Danticat
Miami, Florida

Colin Dayan
Vanderbilt University

Michel DeGraff
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fritz Deshommes
Université d'État d'Haïti

Alex Dupuy
Wesleyan University

Robert Fatton Jr.
University of Virginia

León-François Hoffmann
Princeton University

Laënnec Hurbon
Centre de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

Jean Jonassaint
Syracuse University

Michel Laguerre
University of California, Berkeley

Yanick Lahens
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

George Lipsitz
University of California, Santa Barbara

Christopher McAuley
University of California,
Santa Barbara

Georges Michel
Université Quisqueya

Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo
University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Brenda Gayle Plummer University of Wisconsin

Gina A. Ulysse
Wesleyan University

Tatiana Wah
Columbia University

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