Culture And Customs Of Haiti / Edition 1

Culture And Customs Of Haiti / Edition 1

by J. Michael Dash
     
 

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ISBN-10: 031330498X

ISBN-13: 9780313304989

Pub. Date: 10/01/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Culture and Customs of Haiti begins with an overview of the mountainous island that seemed forbidding to European colonizers. Historical periods, including French colonization, U.S. occupation in the early 20th century, Independence and the Duvaliers' reigns, until today, are reviewed and provide the framework for the volume. A chapter on the people and

Overview

Culture and Customs of Haiti begins with an overview of the mountainous island that seemed forbidding to European colonizers. Historical periods, including French colonization, U.S. occupation in the early 20th century, Independence and the Duvaliers' reigns, until today, are reviewed and provide the framework for the volume. A chapter on the people and society details the pride of the black state that managed the only successful slave revolution in history. The extremes of society from the elite to the peasantry and slum dwellers are depicted, along with Haitians in diaspora. Religion in Haiti, with the strong amalgamation of Roman Catholicism and vaudou, a West African import, is then explained. A Social Customs chapter notes the joy that is found in such an economically depressed culture. The media and literature and language chapters necessarily unfold in the context of Haiti's political history. A section on writing in Creole is especially intriguing. Finally, chapters on the performing arts and visual arts evoke the energy and color of the people in such forms as vaudou jazz and dance, contemporary rara rock, and the folkloric influence on Haitian painting. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313304989
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Context

The People and Society

Religion

Social Customs

Mass Media and Cinema

Literature and Language

The Performing Arts

The Visual Arts and Architecture

Index

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