Blackness and Meaning in Studying Hispaniola: A Review Essay

Blackness and Meaning in Studying Hispaniola: A Review Essay Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint: Nation, Race, and State on Hispaniola, Eugenio Matibag. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN: 0-312-29432-8 The Development of Literary Blackness in the Dominican Republic, Dawn F. Stinchcomb. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004. ISBN: 0-8130-2699-7 Eugenio Matibag’s Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint: Nation, Race, and State on Hispaniola and Dawn F. Stinchcomb’s The Development of Literary Blackness in the Dominican a Republic participate meaningfully in the scholarly conversation about the meaning of c race, nation, and cultural identity in Dominican society, with particular attention to its rapport with neighboring Haiti. The two studies do well what they set out to do, thus earning a place of notice within a growing academic bibliography on this subject. Matibag, associate professor of Spanish at Iowa State University, and Stinchcomb, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures at Purdue University, examine questions similar to those explored in recent years in other studies coming from various other disciplines. Salient among these are Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola (New York: Hill and Wang, 1999) by journalist Michele Wucker; a Race and Politics in the Dominican Republic (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000) by political scientist Ernesto Sagás; http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism Duke University Press

Blackness and Meaning in Studying Hispaniola: A Review Essay

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2006 by Small Axe, Inc.
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0799-0537
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1534-6714
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Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint: Nation, Race, and State on Hispaniola, Eugenio Matibag. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN: 0-312-29432-8 The Development of Literary Blackness in the Dominican Republic, Dawn F. Stinchcomb. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004. ISBN: 0-8130-2699-7 Eugenio Matibag’s Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint: Nation, Race, and State on Hispaniola and Dawn F. Stinchcomb’s The Development of Literary Blackness in the Dominican a Republic participate meaningfully in the scholarly conversation about the meaning of c race, nation, and cultural identity in Dominican society, with particular attention to its rapport with neighboring Haiti. The two studies do well what they set out to do, thus earning a place of notice within a growing academic bibliography on this subject. Matibag, associate professor of Spanish at Iowa State University, and Stinchcomb, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures at Purdue University, examine questions similar to those explored in recent years in other studies coming from various other disciplines. Salient among these are Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola (New York: Hill and Wang, 1999) by journalist Michele Wucker; a Race and Politics in the Dominican Republic (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000) by political scientist Ernesto Sagás;

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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of CriticismDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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