Spring 2019 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations, Writing|
|Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor|
This course will examine how anthropology and journalism make their subjects vis-à-vis the broader significance of the knowledge they create and their publics. Using the works of anthropologists and journalists, 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 2010 earthquake, current conditions, and possible futures. Our ultimate aim is to explore the myriad possibilities of anthro-journalism.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CBST-MN)(CIR)(CWRC)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Mimerose P. Beaubrum, NAN DOMI
Edwidge Dandicat, CREATE DANGEROUSLY
Alex Dupuy, THE PROPHET AND POWER
Jonathan Katz, THE BIG TRUCK THAT WENT BY
Michel Rolph-Trouillot, HAITI: STATE AGAINST NATION
Jennie Marcelle Smith, WHEN THE HANDS ARE MANY
Gina Athena Ulysse, WHY HAITI NEEDS NEW NARRATIVES
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short papers, in class presentation, and final research proposal.