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The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Cedric Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Katrina was not just a hurricane. The death, destruction, and misery wreaked on New Orleans cannot be blamed on nature’s fury alone. This volume locates the root causes of the 2005 disaster squarely ... More


Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Beverly Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than a quarter-million people and leaving another two million Haitians homeless. This book is a searing account of the first ... More


The Super Bowl of Disasters: Profiting from Crisis

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0019
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how corporations and contractors, lobbyists, and consultants have exploited the Haitian crisis for their personal gain by leveraging humanitarian aid for profit. Plenty of the ... More


Introduction: Thirty-Five Seconds

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book offers an account of the first year after the Haitian earthquake of 2010, focusing on the deep fault lines caused by the disaster on the society, economy, and polity. Drawing on interviews ... More


A Defence of Politics against Crises

Matthew Flinders

in Defending Politics: Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199644421
eISBN:
9780191803604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644421.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter defends politics against crises. It argues that the crisis of politics (the erosion of public support for politics and politicians) reflects the politics of crisis (the use of ... More


Rethinking the Haitian Crisis

Greg Beckett

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Greg Beckett locates the hub of the discourse rotating along a Western axis of shock and pain that unendingly constructs Haiti as delinquent. His research examines institutional roles in reproducing ... More


Religion at the Epicenter: Agency and Affiliation in Léogâne after the Earthquake

Karen Richman

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Karen Richman’s work centers religion and faith in post-earthquake Haiti and establishes that in spite of “speculative claims” about vodou’s impact upon the nation and the experiences of Haitians ... More


Shock and Awe

Bonnie Mann

in Sovereign Masculinity: Gender Lessons from the War on Terror

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981649
eISBN:
9780199355020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981649.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter the world-historic transfer of public monies into private hands that occurred during the War on Terror is discussed in relation to sovereign masculinity. Naomi Klein’s view of ... More


Urban Planning and the Rebuilding of Port-au-Prince

Harley F. Etienne

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In an effort to bridge the local and state deliberations scholar Harley Etienne pushes academics and national and international leaders within the world of politics and social service to take ... More


The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Millery Polyné (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The Idea of Haiti critically examines the politics of Haiti’s past—its “facts and fables”—and how these narratives illuminate our understanding of the domestic and transnational structures in place ... More


Twenty-First-Century Haiti—A New Normal?: A Conversation with Four Scholars of Haiti

Alex Dupuy, Robert Fatton, Évelyne Trouillot, and Tatiana Wah

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Lastly, the enlightening conversation between four leading scholars on Haiti, Alex Dupuy, Tatiana Wah, Robert Fatton, Jr. and Èvelyne Trouillot explicates Haiti’s relationship with the international ... More


Haiti, the Monstrous Anomaly

Nick Nesbitt

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Nick Nesbitt identifies and engages the notion of difference and deviance in Haitian history and its connections to international relations. The author locates the discourse rotating along a Western ... More


The Violence of Executive Silence

Patrick Sylain

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Patrick Sylvain’s chapter impels the reader to ask: What are the ways Haitian leadership create openings for or replicate discourses and systems that make the nation susceptible to harm? Given the ... More


Cholera and the Camps: Reaping the Republic of NGOs

Mark Schuller

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Similarly, anthropologist Mark Schuller examines social health risks in urban neighborhoods, specifically cholera, in which these health threats were amplified by measures taken by NGOs. ... More


The Alliance for Progress: A Case Study of Failure of International Commitments to Haiti

Wien Weibert Arthus

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The work of Wien Weibert Arthus demonstrates the complexity of desire when nations attempted to mold themselves to U.S. foreign policy strategies. An anticommunist Haiti proved to be insufficient to ... More


From Slave Revolt to a Blood Pact with Satan: The Evangelical Rewriting of Haitian History

Elizabeth Mcalister

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Elizabeth McAlister’s chapter provides a much-needed lineage and analysis of the ideology and practice of Haitian and American Christian evangelicals who, in response to a burgeoning acceptance of ... More


Haiti Fantasies of Bare Life

Sibylle Fischer

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Scholar Sibylle Fischer analyzes representations of this crisis through the Haitian body and astutely challenges readers and those who claim to act or speak for those who suffer must watch their ... More


Remembering Charlemagne Péralte and His Defense of Haiti’s Revolution

Yveline Alexis

in The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The brutal images of U.S. Occupation oppositional leader Charlemagne Péralte’s bullet-ridden body during a particularly violent year of 1919, as Yveline Alexis demonstrates, highlights the ways in ... More


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