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Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean
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During the past ten years, political debates, legal disputes, and rising violence associated with the presence of Haitian migrants have flared up throughout the Caribbean basin in such places as Guadeloupe, the Dominican Republic, French Guiana, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. The contributors to this volume explore the common thread of prejudice against the Haitian diaspora as well as its potential role in the construction of national narratives from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.

These essays, written by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and Francophone studies scholars, examine how Haitians interact as an immigrant group with other parts of the Caribbean as well as how they are perceived and treated, particularly in terms of ethnicity and race, in their migration experience in the broader Caribbean.

By discussing the prevalence of anti-Haitianism throughout the region alongside the challenges Haitians face as immigrants, this volume completes the global view of the Haitian diaspora saga.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part 1. Haitian Diasporas
  1. 1. Marginality and Subjectivity in the Haitian Diaspora
  2. pp. 13-41
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  1. 2. The Trial of Ibo Simon: Popular Media and Anti-Haitian Violence in Guadeloupe
  2. pp. 42-57
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  1. 3. “The Mirror That We Don’t Want”: Literary Confrontations between Haitians and Guadeloupeans
  2. pp. 58-81
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  1. 4. Identifications and Kinships among Haitians in French Guiana: Observations on a Diaspora
  2. pp. 82-102
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  1. 5. Medical Humanitarianism and Health as a Human Right on the Haitian-Dominican Border
  2. pp. 103-120
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  1. 6. Refugee Rights in the Caribbean: A Study of Haitians in Jamaica
  2. pp. 121-142
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  1. Part 2. Testimonies
  1. 7. Conversation with Myrtha Désulmé, President of the Haiti-Jamaica Society
  2. pp. 145-152
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  1. 8. Congratulations! You Don’t Look Haitian: How and When Does One Look Haitian?
  2. pp. 153-170
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  1. 9. Picking and Unpicking Time: Contextualizing Haitian Immigration in French Guiana
  2. pp. 171-198
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. p. 199
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 201-207
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