Between Journalism and Anthropology|
Spring 2021 not offered
This first-year seminar (FYS) course will introduce students to how journalism and anthropology make their subjects vis-à-vis the broader significance of the knowledge they create and their publics. Using journalistic and anthropological accounts, we will consider how and why Haiti has long been regarded as something of an "oddity" within the Caribbean and the world. Branded the "nightmare republic" since it gained independence in 1804, in the public sphere Haiti remains conceptually incarcerated with clichés and stereotypes that obscure understanding of its complex role in global history. Attention will be paid to the plethora of coverage of the 2010 earthquake, current conditions, and possible futures. Our ultimate aim is to consider the limits of each discipline to explore the myriad possibilities in anthro-journalism.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Paul Clammer, BRADT HAITI GUIDEBOOK
Paul Farmer, AIDS AND ACCUSATION
Jonathan Katz, THE BIG TRUCK THAT WENT BY
Michel Rolph-Trouillot, HAITI: STATE AGAINST NATION
Jennie Marcelle Smith, WHEN THE HANDS ARE MANY
Michele Wucker, WHEN THE COCKS FIGHT
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Two short papers, group mapping and analysis exercise, and final research paper (including peer-review of outline and the submission of multiple drafts).
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