Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora

Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora

by Jana Evans Braziel
     
 


How Haitian diaspora artists resist and refigure race, gender, and ethnic identities in American cultureSee more details below

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How Haitian diaspora artists resist and refigure race, gender, and ethnic identities in American culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253351395
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Blacks in the Diaspora Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jana Evans Braziel is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati and author of Diaspora: An Introduction and "Caribbean Genesis": Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds.

Indiana University Press

Table of Contents

Introduction Haiti's transnational politics of "big man-ism" 1

Pt. 1 Straight, queer, and street

1 Trans-American constructions of black heteromasculinity : Dany Laferriere, le Negre, and the late-capitalist American racial Machine-desirante 25

2 From Fort Dimanche to Brooklyn : transnational regimes of violence, Duvalierism, and failed heteromasculinity in Raoul Peck's Haitian corner 59

Pt. 2 Queer fist

3 "Honey, honey, Miss Thing" : Assotto Saint's drag queen blues - queening the homeland, queer-fisting the dyaspora 85

4 Drag-kinging the dyaspora : Dred performing black (female) masculinities in Haiti's Tenth Department 114

Pt. 3 Rapping b(l)ack

5 (Rara) Rap Haiti! : Wyclef Jean's Chante pwen, embattled black masculinity, and diasporic remix as political protest 143

6 Trans-American art on the streets : Jean-Michel Basquiat's black canvas bodies and urban vodou-art in Manhattan 174

Conclusion Presidential politics, Haiti's Gwo Negs, and diasporic cultural production as transnational political protest 203

Notes 211

Selected bibliography 259

Index 293

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