Migrant Revolutions: Haitian Literature, Globalization, and U.S. Imperialism / Edition 1

Migrant Revolutions: Haitian Literature, Globalization, and U.S. Imperialism / Edition 1

by Valerie Kaussen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739116371

ISBN-13: 9780739116371

Pub. Date: 06/18/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

Migrant Revolutions: Haitian Literature, Globalization, and U.S. Imperialism interprets Haitian literature in a transnational context of anti-colonial_and anti-globalization_politics. Positing a materialist and historicized account of Haitian literary modernity, it traces the themes of slavery, labor migration, diaspora, and revolution in works by Jacques

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Migrant Revolutions: Haitian Literature, Globalization, and U.S. Imperialism interprets Haitian literature in a transnational context of anti-colonial_and anti-globalization_politics. Positing a materialist and historicized account of Haitian literary modernity, it traces the themes of slavery, labor migration, diaspora, and revolution in works by Jacques Roumain, Marie Chauvet, Edwidge Danticat, and others. Author Valerie Kaussen argues that the sociocultural effects of U.S. imperialism have renewed and expanded the relevance of the universal political ideals that informed Haiti's eighteenth-century slave revolt and war of decolonization. Finally, Migrant Revolutions defines Haitian literary modernity as located at the forefront of the struggles against transnational empire and global colonialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739116371
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/18/2008
Series:
After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Engaging Creolization and Postcolonial Theory Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Modernism, Migration and the US Occupation in EarlyIndigenisme Chapter 3 Chapter 2. The Market in Bodies and Souls: Transnational Labor and the Haitian Revolution in Maurice Casseus'sViejo Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Slaves,Viejos and theInternationale: the Marxist novels of Jacques Roumain and Jacques-Stephen Alexis Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Decolonization, Revolution, and Postmodernity in Marie Chauvet's "Amour" Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Revealing is Healing: The Memory of Collective Politics in Edwidge Danticat'sThe Dew Breaker andThe Farming of Bones Chapter 7 Conclusion

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