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Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

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Book Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures ISBN: 9781846314995 Year: Pages: 262 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Religion --- Business and Management
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Touching on the role and destiny of Haiti in the Americas, Haiti Unbound engages with long-standing issues of imperialism and resistance culture in the transatlantic world. Glover's timely project emphatically articulates Haiti's regional and global centrality, combining vital 'big picture' reflections on the field of postcolonial studies with elegant close-reading-based analyses of the philosophical perspective and creative practice of a distinctively Haitian literary phenomenon. Providing insightful and sophisticated blueprints for the reading and teaching of the Spiralists' prose fiction, it will serve as a point of reference for the works of these authors and for the singular socio-political space out of and within which they write.

La diaspora haïtienne

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ISBN: 9782753520905 9782753536784 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Loin des images stéréotypées et parfois caricaturales auxquelles renvoie la migration haïtienne, la réflexion présentée entend démystifier une expérience collective souvent mal comprise et cristallisant nombre de fantasmes nourris par l'histoire singulière d'Haïti. Dans quelle mesure la société haïtienne peut-elle être repensée à partir d'une réflexion sur sa diaspora ? En quoi le prisme diasporique éclaire-t-il d'un jour nouveau la compréhension du fait migratoire ? Peut-on convoquer la noti...

Toussaint Louverture

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Book Series: Revolutionary Lives ISBN: 9780745335155 9781786800282 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626410 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100052
Subject: History
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Toussaint Louverture (c1743-1803) was the heroic leading figure in the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804, the only successful slave revolt in recorded history, and he remains an international inspiration, seen by many to be one of the greatest anti-imperialist fighters who ever lived. Toussaint was a military genius who led an army composed overwhelmingly of former enslaved Africans and people of African descent to victory after victory under the banner ‘Liberty or Death’ over the professional armies of France, Spain and Britain, before paying the ultimate price himself for refusing to compromise with imperial power at the expense of the maintenance of liberty for all. This new political biography of Toussaint aims to provide readers with an accessible yet scholarly introduction to his complex life while critically analysing Toussaint’s political thought, his contribution as a revolutionary leader, and his legacy for both Haiti and the wider world.

Le spectre de la révolution noire

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ISBN: 9782753522206 9782753553033 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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La révolution haïtienne a provoqué un traumatisme culturel jusqu’à constituer un véritable syndrome collectif de portée occidentale. Ce livre en montre l’extension et les conséquences en analysant dans le détail et dans diverses aires culturelles du monde atlantique (anglophone et hispanophone) chacune de ses manifestations, voire de ses enjeux sur les plans militaire et politique, à travers des outils analytiques inspirés notamment des sciences cognitives.

The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma

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ISBN: 9780801449666 9780801456763 9780801460777 9780801461255 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100459
Subject: Political Science
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Cowinner of the International Studies Association’s Chadwick F. Alger Prize, Winner of the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Democratization Section Best Book Award, and Cowinner of the Yale University MacMillan Center’s Gustav Ranis International Book Prize.Why did election monitoring become an international norm? Why do "pseudo-democrats" (undemocratic leaders who present themselves as democratic) invite international observers, even when they are likely to be caught manipulating elections? Is election observation an effective tool of democracy promotion, or is it simply a way to legitimize electoral autocracies? This book uses cross-national data on election observations since 1960 and case studies of Armenia, Indonesia, Haiti, Peru, Togo, and Zimbabwe to explain international election monitoring with a new theory of international norms.

Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

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ISBN: 9781786941619 9781786949547 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102595
Subject: History
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Unfinished Revolution is the first study to gather nineteenth-century representations and performances of Haitian sovereignty in the Atlantic world. In assembling this undiscovered archive of black power, this book offers compelling evidence of the ways that sovereignty and blackness intersect with unstable processes of modernity to produce an articulation of black authority always, already under threat for eradication or ridicule. Undeterred, nineteenth-century Haitian leaders mounted a century’s-long battle to situate Haiti at the centre of the Atlantic world.

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