Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies (Paperback)

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Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies (Paperback)

By April J. Mayes (Editor), Kiran C. Jayaram (Editor)

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In addition to sharing the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a complicated and at times painful history. Yet Transnational Hispaniola shows that there is much more to the two nations' relationship than their perceived antagonism. Rejecting dominant narratives that reinforce opposition between the two sides of the island, contributors to this volume highlight the connections and commonalities that extend across the border, mapping new directions in Haitianist and Dominicanist scholarship. Exploring a variety of topics including European colonialism, migration, citizenship, sex tourism, music, literature, political economy, and art, contributors demonstrate that alternate views of Haitian and Dominican history and identity have existed long before the present day. From a moving section on passport petitions that reveals the familial, friendship, and communal networks across Hispaniola in the nineteenth century to a discussion of the shared music traditions that unite the island today, this volume speaks of an island and people bound together in a myriad of ways. Complete with reflections and advice on teaching a transnational approach to Haitian and Dominican studies, this agenda-setting volume argues that the island of Hispaniola and its inhabitants should be studied in a way that contextualizes differences, historicizes borders, and recognizes cross-island links. Contributors: Paul Austerlitz Nathalie Bragadir Raj Chetty Anne Eller Kaiama L. Glover Maja Horn Regine Jean-Charles Kiran C. Jayaram Elizabeth Manley April Mayes Elizabeth Russ Fidel J. Tav rez Elena Valdez Publication of the paperback edition made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Publication of the paperback edition made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Product Details ISBN: 9781683402688
ISBN-10: 1683402685
Publisher: University of Florida Press
Publication Date: June 21st, 2022
Pages: 282
Language: English