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The Idea of HaitiRethinking Crisis and Development$
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Millery Polyné

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681310

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.001.0001

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Cholera and the Camps

Cholera and the Camps

Reaping the Republic of NGOs

(p.181) 9 Cholera and the Camps
The Idea of Haiti

Mark Schuller

University of Minnesota Press

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. Interestingly, the discussion about the origins of the cholera outbreak, where more than 300,000 people have been affected and 5,000 have died, dominate news desks and encourages the reader to think about the circulation of disparaging ideas about Haiti when foreign relationships are renewed in the wake of this tragedy.

Keywords:   Haiti earthquake, Disaster capitalism, Haitian history, Third World development, Developing world, Haiti crisis, Urban planning, Haiti and NGOs, Spiritual Mapping Movement, US occupation

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