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Post-Quake Haiti: Myths and Realities
ANTH 210
Fall 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 201

Haiti has long been regarded as something of an oddity within the Caribbean. Branded the "nightmare republic" since it gained independence in 1804, in current popular imagination, it remains conceptually incarcerated as a "failed republic" incapable of self-governance, "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere," and the birthplace of "voodoo." This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to deconstruct the myths and realities in these and other popular representations of Haiti. In so doing, it critically examines the continuing impact of the island's colonial history on the present. Particular attention will be paid to the January 12, 2010, earthquake, current conditions, and possible futures.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-23-2014
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