This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: CONTENTS: Introduction; The Nature of Haiti: Land and Society; The Context of Haitian Development and Underdevelopment; Modernisation and Dependence: Twentieth-Century Haiti; The Haitian Economy and the National Security State; Politics and Government; Heralding the Bicentennial: Breaks and Continuity; Conclusion. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: The updated edition of this perceptive study could hardly appear at a more auspicious moment, as the latest phase of the tragedy of Haiti is unfolding. It brilliantly illuminates the rich tapestry of Haitian culture and reveals the remarkable resilience of the Haitian people, subjected to centuries of rapacity and violence and brutally punished for revealing the limited definition of freedom adopted by the French and American revolutions, in the author's accurate words. As he relates, they have continued to teach such lessons to this day, frightening the rich and powerful in their own tortured land and at the centers of global rule. It is our great loss if we choose not to understand, and there is no better starting point than this learned and penetrating inquiry." - Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT
About the Author: Professor Patrick Bellegarde-Smith teaches courses on Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa in the Department of Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received a doctorate in the fields of International Politics, Latin American History and Comparative Politics from The American University. He has written extensively on issues of Haitian cultural and national identity, Haitian social thought and philosophy, and the Vodou religion. He is Haitian, and is a houngan asogwe, an initiate and priest of Vodou.
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Descrizione libro Canadian Scholars Press, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1551302683