Introduction. 1. The Capitalist World-Economy, the Fetishism of Commodities, and the Social Geography of Race: A Reply to Michel Foucault 2. Toussaint Louverture, the Haitian Revolution, and Negritude: A Critical Assessment of Aime Cesaire's Interpretation 3. From Revolutionary Slaves to Powerless Citizens 4. The Transition to Democracy and the Demise of Color Politics in Haiti 5. The World Bank and Haiti: Abetting Dictatorship, Undermining Democracy 6. Class, Power, Sovereignty: Haiti Before and After the Earthquake
Alex Dupuy is John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, USA. He is an internationally recognized scholar and specialist on Haiti. He has lectured at universities and colleges across the USA and abroad, and has given many interviews and commentaries on Haitian affairs on local, national, and international radio and television networks, including the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Toronto Public TV, Democracy Now!, WBAI, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, the BBC, the CBC, and the Australian Broadcasting Company. In addition to his many articles in professional journals and anthologies, he is the author of Haiti in the World Economy: Class, Race, and Underdevelopment Since 1700 (1987); Haiti in the New World Order: The Limits of the Democratic Revolution (1997); and The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti (2007).