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Catastrophes in Context
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The Power of the Story
Writing Disasters in Haiti and the Circum-Caribbean
Edited by Vincent Joos, Martin Munro, and John Ribó
214 pages, 19 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-956-7 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (April 2023)
eISBN 978-1-80073-957-4 eBook Not Yet Published
“This book is very interesting … Its great uniqueness is associated with the expression in the form of storytelling, the different views of those impacted, and a prioritization of the analysis of cultural forms as a form of reaction and response.” • Claudio Szlafsztein, University of Pittsburgh
“A very good book … It is driven by passion and the need for such critical thinking, and will certainly be welcome in the field of Caribbean Studies, Disaster Studies, Cultural and Literary Studies.” • Mimi Sheller, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
A cross-disciplinary volume that combines and puts into dialogue perspectives on disasters, this book includes contributions from anthropology, history, cultural studies, sociology, and literary studies. Offering a rich and diverse set of arguments and analyses on the ever-relevant theme of catastrophe in the circum-Caribbean, it will encourage debate and collaboration between scholars working on disasters from a range of disciplinary perspectives.
Vincent Joos is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Global French Studies at Florida State University. He recently published Urban Dwellings, Haitian Citizenships: Housing, Memory, and Daily Life in Haiti (Rutgers, 2021).
Martin Munro is Winthrop-King Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University. His publications include Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010 (Liverpool UP, 2014) and Listening to the Caribbean: Sounds of Slavery, Revolt, and Race (Liverpool UP, 2022).
Subject: Political and Economic AnthropologyCultural Studies (General)Sociology
Area: Latin America and the Caribbean
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