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The Power of the Story: Writing Disasters in Haiti and the Circum-Caribbean

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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

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211 pages, 19 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-956-7 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (April 2023)

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“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).

John Ribó is Assistant Professor of English at Florida State University where he specializes in contemporary Latinx literatures and cultures. His work has appeared in Chiricú, The Journal of Haitian Studies, Cuban Studies, and ASAP.

Subject: Political and Economic AnthropologyCultural Studies (General)Sociology
Area: Latin America and the Caribbean

The Power of the Story Edited by Vincent Joos, Martin Munro, and John Ribó is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

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OA ISBN: 978-1-80073-768-6


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