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Haiti Rising - Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (Paperback): Martin Munro

Haiti Rising - Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (Paperback)

Martin Munro

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The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 thrust the nation into the public consciousness as never before. There is now an unprecedented empathy for and interest in Haiti, and a related need for information on Haitian reality, beyond the cliches often associated with the nation. In particular, there is a special interest in the earthquake and the questions of Haiti's future development. Haiti Rising responds to this public interest and has three fundamental aims: to raise awareness of Haiti, its people, culture and history; to allow some who were in Haiti during the earthquake a chance to testify. The book brings together more than twenty essays written by some of the most prominent authorities on Haiti, and offers insights on the political, social and historical contexts, as well as the uniquely rich culture of the nation. The first part features survivor testimonies - moving accounts of the earthquake and its aftermath written by authors and academics, Haitian nationals and foreign visitors. The second part presents essays on economics, politics, society and culture (music, religion, visual art), and the ways in which they are interrelated in history and in contemporary life. The third section focuses on the history of Haiti from colonial times to the present and shows the ways in which history has shaped Haitian society. It shows how colonial class and colour structures have persisted, how the revolution has shaped subsequent political, cultural and social structures, and how the legacy of the Duvalier dictatorship has lingered. The final section features contributors who were not in Haiti at the time of the earthquake, but who have strong ties to Haiti. These authors write about their personal connections to Haiti, their reactions to the earthquake, and their hopes and recommendations for reconstruction.

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Imprint: University of the West Indies Press
Country of origin: Jamaica
Release date: November 2010
First published: 2011
Editors: Martin Munro
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Sewn
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-976-640-248-8
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental impact of natural disasters & phenomena
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Area / regional studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 976-640-248-5
Barcode: 9789766402488

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