Unformatted text preview: copy in class on Friday, February 18. 1. Haitians in Brooklyn have undergone physical and emotional displacements from their homeland. How does the practice of vodou in Brooklyn differ significantly from the ways in which it would be practiced in Haiti? How does the practice of vodou acknowledge and address some of the problems caused by such displacements for the members of the Brooklyn Haitian community? 2. How does the structure of alternating chapters of fictionalized history and ethnography contribute to our understanding of vodou, Mama Lola, and Karen McCarthy Brown’s interaction with this Haitian American family? Reading across the chapters of “history” and ethnography, how can we see vodou as empowering for women?...
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- Spring '11
- Philosophy, Times Roman, Mama Lola Writing