Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-13 of 13 items

  • Keywords: Port-au-Prince x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

“Riding with Death”

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Grand Rue sculptors. Although not formally trained in high-art institutions, the Grand Rue sculptors are highly autodidactic, self-aware, and ... More


Producing Port-au-Prince

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the theoretical terms for understanding the intersections of urban art, ecology, and economy in an underdeveloped city like Haiti's capital, arguing for the social production ... More


Machinic Urbanism: “Reflections in Surplus”

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on art-historical analyses on the urban art machines created at the Grand Rue, concentrating on the mixed-media sculptures of Ronald “Cheby” Bazile. It draws from two ... More


Postprimitive Altermodern: The “Ghetto” Biennale

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter studies the postprimitivist altermodern styles—visually and sculpturally—and the eclectic, communal performances exhibited at the 2009 and 2011 Ghetto Biennales curated by Leah Gordon ... More


From Revolution, Ruin, or Rubble … Whence Port-au-Prince?

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This concluding chapter discusses not only the social production of urban space in Port-au-Prince but also its social reproduction, looking at comparisons between Port-au-Prince and Los Angeles. In ... More


Fragile as a Crystal: (Tales from Three Months Out)

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/9780801452123.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reflects on the fragile situation in Haiti three months after the earthquake. It describes the misery that engulfed Port-au-Prince and other parts of the country, and how anxiety was ... More


The Commonplace amid the Catastrophic: (Tales from Nine Months Out)

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/9780801452123.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author reflects on the state of affairs in Haiti nine months after the earthquake. Amid the pall of suffering caused by the earthquake, everything seemed normal in Haiti. People ... More


From Port-au-Prince to Kinshasa: A Haitian Journey from the Americas to Africa

Danielle Legros Georges

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

In “Port-au-Prince and Kinshasa: A Haitian Journey from the Americas to Africa,” Danielle Georges addresses the little known history of the movement of hundreds of young Haitian professionals and ... More


Haitian Culture in the Informational Economies of Humanitarian Aid

Valerie Kaussen

in The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382998
eISBN:
9781781383971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382998.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the activist landscape in post-disaster Haiti by reflecting on personal experience as a foreign academic and would-be aid worker in the capital city of Port-au-Prince in the ... More


Urban Poetics

Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis

in The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382998
eISBN:
9781781383971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382998.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter asks why an urban policy could not be developed in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake despite the fact that the disaster was the perfect opportunity to do so. It considers how ... More


The Oloffson

Alasdair Pettinger

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The small, idiosyncratic, family-run Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince has long been favoured by literary travellers to Haiti. Alasdair Pettinger draws on a selection of English-language accounts from ... More


Resistors

Alejandra Bronfman

in Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469628691
eISBN:
9781469628714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628691.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter relies on Anna Tsing’s suggestion that global phenomena are underwritten by the “sticky materiality of practical encounters” to refer both to the increased presence of wires, cables and ... More


Urban (Economic) Success Is Never a Straight Line: New York, Vienna, and Other Urban Journeys

Mario Polèse

in The Wealth and Poverty of Cities: Why Nations Matter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190053710
eISBN:
9780190053741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053710.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 1 is in part autobiographical and invites the reader on four urban journeys. First, we go to New York, whose decline and subsequent resurgence are recounted through the author’s eyes: In this ... More


View: