In Georges dream he was young, joking, and amused on the main run of Aux Cayes, in Haiti. The sun is nourishing, the air is clean, and the people at the port are smiling. A feeling resonates deep within him, even as Georges sleeps, he laughs. With irony, he awakes. Georges is in New York […]Read more "Amid Host and Home: One Man’s Search, A Whole Nations Fight"
In their ethnographic account, Nina Glick Schiller and Georges Eugene Fouron discuss the experiences of transmigrants, as they pertain to the ties they maintain to two countries both socially and politically. Included in the ethnography is a first-hand account coming from Fouron who is himself a transmigrant with ties to both the United States and […]Read more "“The Blood Remains Haitian”"
Living like human beings Ethnography Review of Georges Woke Up Laughing: Long-distance nationalism and the search for home Written by Jade Fulton The ethnography, Georges Woke Up Laughing— initiated during a research trip to Haiti in 1996, was developed in order to address the forces that shape the contemporary immigrant experience, directly speaking to what […]Read more "Georges Woke Up Laughing"
Georges Woke Up Laughing is a dynamic account of transnational migration in the Haitian context. Through the combination of historical, autobiographical and ethnographical elements, this book allows readers to engage in the questioning of the meaning of membership within nation-states and both initiates and supports discussions about loyalties, identities, nationality and citizenship. Georges […]Read more "Georges Woke up Laughing: Long-Distance Nationalism and the Search for Home"