Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake, Volume 43

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Mark Schuller, Pablo Morales
Kumarian Press, 2012 - History - 271 pages
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti’s capital on January 12, 2010 will be remembered as one of the world’s deadliest disasters. The earthquake was a tragedy that gripped the nation-and the world. But as a disaster it also magnified the social ills that have beset this island nation that sits squarely in the United States’ diplomatic and geopolitical shadow. The quake exposed centuries of underdevelopment, misguided economic policies, and foreign aid interventions that have contributed to rampant inequality and social exclusion in Haiti.

Tectonic Shiftsoffers a diverse on-the-ground set of perspectives about Haiti’s cataclysmic earthquake and the aftermath that left more than 1.5 million individuals homeless. Following a critical analysis of Haiti’s heightened vulnerability as a result of centuries of foreign policy and most recently neoliberal economic policies, this book addresses a range of contemporary realities, foreign impositions, and political changes that occurred during the relief and reconstruction periods.

Analysis of these realities offers tools for engaged, principled reflection and action. Essays by scholars, journalists, activists, and Haitians still on the island and those in the Diaspora highlight the many struggles that the Haitian people face today, providing lessons not only for those impacted and involved in relief, but for people engaged in struggles for justice and transformation in other parts of the world.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Geopolitical Structures The Earthquake Underdevelopment and International Political Economy
9
1 Haitis Vulnerability to Disasters
11
2 Rat Mode Soufle Foreign Domination
35
3 The Republic of NGOs
57
4 Disaster Capitalism
75
Part 2 OntheGround Realities Displacement and Its Discontents
93
5 Moun Andeyò Persistent Legacies of Exclusion
95
8 Impacts on and Participation of Women
151
9 Rights and Public Health
171
Part 3 Emerging Movements Political Restructuring in Haiti
191
10 Politics From Above Elections and Geopolitics
193
11 Politics From Below Solidarity Participation and Emerging Movements
213
Conclusion Shifting the Terrain
239
Contributors
253
Index
265

6 The Camps and Being Displaced
111
7 Forced Eviction and the Right to Housing
131

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About the author (2012)

Mark Schuller is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology, York College, City University of New York.

Pablo Morales is Editor at the North American Congress on Latin America.

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