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- DescriptionIn Tropical Apocalypse, Martin Munro engages with the contemporary apocalyptic turn in Caribbean studies and lived reality, t only providing important historical contextualization for a general understanding of apocalypse in the region but also offering an account of the state of Haitian society and culture in the decades before the 2010 earthquake. Through an interdisciplinary exploration, the author situates the question of the Caribbean apocalypse in relation to broader, global narratives of the apocalyptic present-tably Slavoj Zizek's Living in the End Times- and traces the evolution of apocalyptic thought in the work of Aime Cesaire, Frantz Fan, Antonio Benitez-Rojo, Edouard Glissant, Michael Dash, David Scott, and others.
- Author BiographyMartin Munro, Winthrop-King Professor of French at Florida State University, USA is editor of Edwidge Danticat: A Reader (Virginia) and author of Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas.
- Author(s)Martin Munro
- PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press
- Date of Publication30/10/2015
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleNew World Studies
- Place of PublicationCharlottesville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Virginia Press
- Weight525 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
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