1.Who killed Acéphie Joseph and Chouchou Louis? From your perspective, was it their own life choices, was it the result of large-scale structural forces, or a combination? Provide evidence to back up your argument based on the Paul Farmer article and documentary Bitter Cane,
2.The works of Karl Marx, whose 200th birthday was commemorated on May 5th, have greatly influenced the disciplines of sociology and anthropology. In his 1852 essay, the Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Marx famously wrote:
“Men (and Women) make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.”
Based on Arena’s “Undoing the Black Urban Regime: Resistance to Displacement and Elite Divisions,” and Hopkins’ “Mostly Work, Little Play: Social Reproduction, Migration, and Paid Domestic Work in Montreal” explain the “circumstances”, that is the structural forces, that impacted their lives. How, within those structural constraints, did the tenant leaders in the first case and the two domestic workers in the second, as Marx puts it, “make their own history”?