Week 11: August 23

Week 11: August 23. Chapter 10: The State in the Nineteenth Century (352–393)

→ How does Casimir define the state in Haiti? 

→ What is the importance of the concept of re-existence for Casimir’s decolonial history? How is it linked to reproduction?

→ Describe the forms of sovereignty (“invisible institutions”) the Haitians fashioned for themselves in the nineteenth century. 

→ Describe the Haitian phrase tout moun se moun in light of Casimir’s analysis. 

→ Who are the Haitians?

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