New Paperback Release: The Paradox of Paternalism

Latin American Studies Association Haiti-Dominican Republic Section Isis Duarte Book Prize “This worthy addition to gender relations literature allows Manley to elaborate on her premise of the utility of female participatory experiences in authoritarian regimes as a vehicle for feminist progress. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice “Fills in the yawning lacunae concerning women’s roles during the … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Paradox of Paternalism

New Paperback Release: Transnational Hispaniola

“Represents a milestone in a new wave of scholarship on Haiti and the Dominican Republic and a model for the future of collaborative research in defiance of disciplinary borders. . . . Far more than simply imagining more emancipatory futures, this book provides a piece of the map towards realizing them.”—Bulletin of Latin American Research … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Transnational Hispaniola

Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border

In the Q&A below, UPF author Carl Lindskoog (Detain and Punish) talks to fellow UPF authors April J. Mayes and Kiran C. Jayaram about their new collection, Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies. This volume shows that although Haiti and the Dominican Republic share an island and a complicated history, there is … Continue reading Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border

Transnational Hispaniola

"Highly original and richly researched, this volume challenges many of the bedrock assumptions in Dominican and Haitian nationalist and statist thought, filling important gaps in the literature on the island in English."—Lauren Derby, coeditor of Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World "This inspiring collection offers a new way of seeing the … Continue reading Transnational Hispaniola

The Paradox of Paternalism

“An exciting study that reveals the complexity of women's multiple political projects, as well as the importance of feminism--widely defined--as a powerful political force.”—Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney, author of The Politics of Motherhood “An engaging overview of the role played by women in supporting and contesting authoritarian regimes in the twentieth-century Dominican Republic.”—Nicola Foote, coeditor … Continue reading The Paradox of Paternalism

Negotiating Respect

“Breaks new ground by virtue of its thorough exploration of the ongoing negotiations of Pentecostal masculine identities.”—Martin Lindhardt, author of Power in Powerlessness: A Study of Pentecostal Life Worlds in Urban Chile “Provides important insights about why men convert to Pentecostalism, how they derive authority and status in Pentecostal churches, and how at the same … Continue reading Negotiating Respect

Masculinity after Trujillo

Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature by Maja Horn Literature and politics of the Dominican Republic often reflect notions of hyper-masculinity. Where did this attitude come from? Maja Horn doesn’t accept the common explanation of “traditional” Latin American patriarchal culture. Instead, Horn points to the U.S. military occupation of the Dominican … Continue reading Masculinity after Trujillo

The Mulatto Republic

The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity by April J. Mayes Once celebrated as a mulatto racial paradise, the Dominican Republic has abandoned its Haitian and black influences in favor of white, Hispanic culture, and this book aims to find out why. Was this shift in national ideologies caused by the authoritarian Trujillo … Continue reading The Mulatto Republic