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The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Millery Polyné


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 that have contributed to Haitian underdevelopment, a persistent image of deviance, and also cultural survival in the 20th and 21st century. Moreover, the book examines the challenges and benefits of strategic recovery operations during the post-earthquake period in Haiti. The essays in the anthology, which stem from original research and in-depth interviews with leading scholars, take into account t ... More

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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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816681310
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Millery Polyné, editor
Professor of French and Italian Princeton University

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Part I Revolisyon/Kriz (Revolution/Crisis)

Part II Moun/Demounization (Person/Dehumanization)

Part III Èd (Aid)

7 The Alliance for Progress

Wien Weibert Arthus

9 Cholera and the Camps

Mark Schuller

11 Twenty-First-Century Haiti—A New Normal?

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

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