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by J. Michael Dash


Imaginative literature, argues Michael Dash, does not merely reflect, but actively influences historical events. He demonstrates this by a close examination of the relations between Haiti and the United States through the imaginative literature of both countries.

Imaginative literature, argues Michael Dash, does not merely reflect, but actively influences historical events. The West's mythification of Haiti is a strategy used to justify either ostracism or domination, a process traced here from the nineteenth-century until it emerges with a voyeuristic fierceness in the 1960s. The West's mythification of Haiti.

An ethnic stereotype (national stereotype, or national character) is a system of beliefs about typical characteristics of members of a given ethnic group or nationality, their status, society and cultural norms

An ethnic stereotype (national stereotype, or national character) is a system of beliefs about typical characteristics of members of a given ethnic group or nationality, their status, society and cultural norms. National stereotypes may be either about ones' own y or about a foreign or differing nationality or ethnicity. Stereotypes about ones' own nation may aid in maintaining a national identity due to a collective relatability to a trait or characteristic.

Haiti and the united states: national sterotypes and the literary imagination. By J. Michael Dash St. Martin's Press, NY, 1988. Dash claims there was a dramatic change in the post occupation period both in . writings and in Haitian writings. More academic writing began to be done among . scholars and attempts to understand Haitian culture in a more open light dominated.

Haiti and the United States. national stereotypes and the literary imagination. Highly stimulating history of Haitian and US perceptions of each other as seen in each country's literature from 1850s-1990s. 2nd ed. Michael Dash. Dash sets these texts in political context and repeatedly demonstrates the narrow line between 'imaginative' and 'objective' descriptions of Haiti by US writers. Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-178) and index.

Highly stimulating history of Haitian and US perceptions of each other as seen in each country's literature from 1850s-1990s. This critical perspective, combined with the author's knowledge of 20th-century Haitian literature, makes this study a particularly valuable one"-Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 5. (more).

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Information about the book, Haiti and the United States: National Stereotypes and the Literary Imagination (1997): the Nonfiction, Hardcover, by J. Michael Dash (Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 11, 1996).

jpg informs its readers that the Dutch are a very industrious race, and that Chinese children are very obedient to their parents. ] An ethnic stereotype (national stereotype, or national character) is a system of beliefs about typical characteristics of members of a given ethnic group or nationality, their status, society and cultural norms.

Imaginative literature, argues Michael Dash, does not merely reflect, but actively influences historical events. He demonstrates this by a close examination of the relations between Haiti and the United States through the imaginative literature of both countries. The West's mythification of Haiti is a strategy used to justify either ostracism or domination, a process traced here from the nineteenth-century until it emerges with a voyeuristic fierceness in the 1960s. In an effort to resist these stereotypes, Haitian literature becomes a subversive manoeuvre permitting Haitians to 'rewrite' themselves. The Unites States 'invented' Haiti as a land of savagery and mystery, a source of evil and shame. Weaving together text and historical context, Dash discusses the durability of these images, which continue to shape official policy and popular attitudes today.
Haiti and the United States: National Stereotypes and the Literary Imagination ebook
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J. Michael Dash
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