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The Borders of Dominicanidad : Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction
by Lorgia García-peña


Overview - In The Borders of Dominicanidad Lorgia Garcia-Pena explores the ways official narratives and histories have been projected onto racialized Dominican bodies as a means of sustaining the nation's borders. Garcia-Pena constructs a genealogy of dominicanidad that highlights how Afro-Dominicans, ethnic Haitians, and Dominicans living abroad have contested these dominant narratives and their violent, silencing, and exclusionary effects.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In The Borders of Dominicanidad Lorgia Garcia-Pena explores the ways official narratives and histories have been projected onto racialized Dominican bodies as a means of sustaining the nation's borders. Garcia-Pena constructs a genealogy of dominicanidad that highlights how Afro-Dominicans, ethnic Haitians, and Dominicans living abroad have contested these dominant narratives and their violent, silencing, and exclusionary effects. Centering the role of U.S. imperialism in drawing racial borders between Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United States, she analyzes musical, visual, artistic, and literary representations of foundational moments in the history of the Dominican Republic: the murder of three girls and their father in 1822; the criminalization of Afro-religious practice during the U.S. occupation between 1916 and 1924; the massacre of more than 20,000 people on the Dominican-Haitian border in 1937; and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Garcia-Pena also considers the contemporary emergence of a broader Dominican consciousness among artists and intellectuals that offers alternative perspectives to questions of identity as well as the means to make audible the voices of long-silenced Dominicans.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780822362623
  • ISBN-10: 0822362627
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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