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Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Beverly Bell


On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than a quarter-million people and leaving another two million Haitians homeless. This book is a searing account of the first year after the earthquake. It explores how strong communities and an age-old gift culture have helped Haitians survive in the wake of an unimaginable disaster, one that only compounded the preexisting social and economic distress of their society. The book examines the history that caused such astronomical destruction, and draws in theories of resistance and social movements to scrutinize grassroo ... More

Keywords: earthquake, Haiti, displaced persons camps, foreign policy, emergency aid, disaster capitalism, nongovernmental organizations, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, hope

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452123
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beverly Bell, author