Not Haitian: Exploring the Roots of Dominican Identity
AbstractA literature review supplemented by interview data from a small sample of Haitian and Dominican immigrants living in Miami, Florida elucidates the complexities of Afrolatino-Dominican identity. The data include Dominican recollections of childhood warnings about threats posed by Haitians allegedly willing to cast spells and act as agents of punishment for misbehaving Dominican children. These data are consistent with antihaitianismo and the tendency for Dominicans to deny their African heritage in favor of their European Hispanic roots. The paper also explains how Dominicans’ ethnic flexibility in navigating “racialized” social space in the US is relevant to future census measurement of race and ethnicity. View Full-Text
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Lamb, V.; Dundes, L. Not Haitian: Exploring the Roots of Dominican Identity. Soc. Sci. 2017, 6, 132.
Lamb V, Dundes L. Not Haitian: Exploring the Roots of Dominican Identity. Social Sciences. 2017; 6(4):132.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lamb, Valerie; Dundes, Lauren. 2017. "Not Haitian: Exploring the Roots of Dominican Identity." Soc. Sci. 6, no. 4: 132.
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