Record:   Prev Next
Author Wigginton, Sheridan, author
Title Unmastering the script : education, critical race theory, and the struggle to reconcile the Haitian other in Dominican identity / Sheridan Wigginton and Richard T. Middleton IV
Imprint Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University of Alabama Press, [2019]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  F1941.B55 W655 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001362375
Descript 113 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-106) and index
Introduction: Books, bias, and blackness : how the Haitian other helps tell the story of Dominican history and identity -- La Trinitaria : the elevation of whiteness and normalization of a pigmentocracy in Dominican society -- Truth and Trujillo : a critical approach to studying the Trujillo dictatorship -- The "masters" of the script : Joaquín Balaguer, José Francisco Peña Gómez, and the anti-Haitian nation -- Dominican national identity : social science textbooks and the boundaries of blackness -- Color, classrooms, and the Haitian other
""Unmastering the Script: The Struggle to Reconcile the Haitian Other in Dominican Identity" examines how school curriculum-based representations of Dominican identity navigate black racial identity, its relatedness to Haiti, and the culturally entrenched pejorative image of the Haitian Other in Dominican society. The authors analyze how social science textbooks and historical biographies intended for young Dominicans reflect an increasing shift toward a clear and public inclusion of blackness in Dominican identity that serves to renegotiate the country's long-standing "anti-black" racial master script. This book argues that although many of the attempts at this inclusion reflect a lessening of "black denial," when considered as a whole, the materials often struggle to find a consistent and coherent narrative for the place of blackness within Dominican identity, particularly as blackness continues to be meaningfully related to the otherness of Haitian racial identity"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Blacks -- Race identity -- Dominican Republic
Dominicans (Dominican Republic) -- Ethnic identity
Haitians -- Dominican Republic -- Ethnic identity
National characteristics, Haitian -- Foreign public opinion, Dominican
Textbook bias -- Dominican Republic
National characteristics, Dominican
Curriculum change -- Dominican Republic
Ethnicity -- Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic -- Race relations
National characteristics, Dominican
Alt Author Middleton, Richard T., IV, 1974- author
Alt Title Education, critical race theory, and the struggle to reconcile the Haitian other in Dominican identity
Record:   Prev Next