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8186: RE: 8183: AIDS and the Bashing of Haiti (fwd)

From: Karen Davis <kdavis@marygrove.edu>

> RE: 8183:AIDS and Haiti
> In response to Senou on the role of AIDS in Haitian tourism decline:
> It has always been my understanding, from talking with Haitians who moved
> to my city, that the major blow to tourism came from political and
> economic disruption, not from rumours of AIDS. Others on the list know
> much more about that than I do.
> However, in re AIDS rumors & Haiti, I would like to recommend an excellent
> scholarly analysis: Barbara Browning's book, Infectious Rhythm: Metaphors
> of Contagion and the Spread of African Culture. Perhaps list-member
> Elizabeth McAlister, who has done excellent work on Haitian metaphors in
> US film (at least as early as O'Neill's Emperor Jones) and Corbett
> himself, who knows the written literature, or Michael Dash, who has done
> excellent work on US journalism & Haiti, could suggest other contemporary
> studies on AIDS, in addition to Browning's.
> Karen
> Karen F. Davis, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor and Head of Humanities Department
> Marygrove College
> Detroit, Michigan 48221 USA
> Telephone: 313-927-1352
> email: kdavis@marygrove.edu