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The Resource Fault lines : views across Haiti's divide, Beverly Bell

Fault lines : views across Haiti's divide, Beverly Bell

Label
Fault lines : views across Haiti's divide
Title
Fault lines
Title remainder
views across Haiti's divide
Statement of responsibility
Beverly Bell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beverly Bell, an activist and award-winning writer, has dedicated her life to working for democracy, women's rights, and economic justice in Haiti and elsewhere. Since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake of January 12, 2010, that struck the island nation, killing more than a quarter-million people and leaving another two million Haitians homeless, Bell has spent much of her time in Haiti. Her new book, Fault Lines, is a searing account of the first year after the earthquake. Bell 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. It also draws in theories of resistance and social movements to scrutinize grassroots organizing for a more just and equitable country. Fault Lines offers rich perspectives rarely seen outside Haiti. Readers accompany the author through displaced persons camps, shantytowns, and rural villages, where they get a view that defies the stereotype of Haiti as a lost nation of victims. Street journals impart the author's intimate knowledge of the country, which spans thirty-five years. Fault Lines also combines excerpts of more than one hundred interviews with Haitians, historical and political analysis, and investigative journalism. Fault Lines includes twelve photos from the year following the 2010 earthquake. Bell also investigates and critiques U.S. foreign policy, emergency aid, standard development approaches, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and disaster capitalism. Woven through the text are comparisons to the crisis and cultural resistance in Bell's home city of New Orleans, when the levees broke in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ultimately a tale of hope, Fault Lines will give readers a new understanding of daily life, structural challenges, and collective dreams in one of the world's most complex countries
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Beverly
Dewey number
972.9407/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HV600 2010. H2
LC item number
B45 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 F-617
  • WA 295
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earthquake relief
  • Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Earthquakes
  • History, 21st Century
  • Relief Work
  • Social Conditions
  • Haiti
  • Haiti Earthquake (2010)
  • HISTORY
  • Earthquake relief
  • Economic history
  • Social conditions
  • Haiti
Label
Fault lines : views across Haiti's divide, Beverly Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 35 seconds -- We don't have enough water to make tears (surviving the earthquake, or not) (January 2010) -- What we have, we share : solidarity undergirds rescue and relief (January 2010) -- The pearl of the Antilles : the political economy of peril (February 2010) -- Maroon man : social movements throughout history (February 2010) -- We will carry you on : the women's movement (March 2010) -- You can't eat okra with one finger : community-run humanitarian aid (March 2010) -- Fragile as a crystal (tales from three months out) (April 010) -- Children of the land : small farmers and agriculture (April 2010) -- Grains and guns : foreign aid and reconstruction (May 2010) -- The ones who must decide : social movements in the reconstruction (May 2010) -- Our bodies are shaking now : violence against girls and women (June 2010) -- The creole connection : people-to-people aid and solidarity across borders (June 2010) -- We've lost the battle, but we haven't lost the war (tales from six months out) (July 2010) -- Social fault lines : class and catastrophe (July 2010) -- Monsanto seeds, Miami rice : the politics of food aid and trade (August 2010) -- Home : from tent camp to community (August 2010) -- For want of twenty cents : children's rights and security (September 2010) -- The Super Bowl of disasters : profiting from crisis (September 2010) -- The commonplace amidst the catastrophic (tales from nine months out) (October 2010) -- Beyond medical care : the health of the nation (October 2010) -- Hold strong : the pros and pitfalls of resilience (November 2010) -- Mrs. Clinton will never see me working there the offshore assembly industry (November, 2010) -- The central pillar : peasant women (December 2010) -- Elections (in the time of cholera) (December 2010) -- We will never fall asleep forgetting (tales from twelve months out) (January 2011) -- Epilogue : bringing it back home
Control code
864900190
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801468322
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.7591/9780801468322
  • ebr10713281
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jrfvb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864900190
Label
Fault lines : views across Haiti's divide, Beverly Bell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 35 seconds -- We don't have enough water to make tears (surviving the earthquake, or not) (January 2010) -- What we have, we share : solidarity undergirds rescue and relief (January 2010) -- The pearl of the Antilles : the political economy of peril (February 2010) -- Maroon man : social movements throughout history (February 2010) -- We will carry you on : the women's movement (March 2010) -- You can't eat okra with one finger : community-run humanitarian aid (March 2010) -- Fragile as a crystal (tales from three months out) (April 010) -- Children of the land : small farmers and agriculture (April 2010) -- Grains and guns : foreign aid and reconstruction (May 2010) -- The ones who must decide : social movements in the reconstruction (May 2010) -- Our bodies are shaking now : violence against girls and women (June 2010) -- The creole connection : people-to-people aid and solidarity across borders (June 2010) -- We've lost the battle, but we haven't lost the war (tales from six months out) (July 2010) -- Social fault lines : class and catastrophe (July 2010) -- Monsanto seeds, Miami rice : the politics of food aid and trade (August 2010) -- Home : from tent camp to community (August 2010) -- For want of twenty cents : children's rights and security (September 2010) -- The Super Bowl of disasters : profiting from crisis (September 2010) -- The commonplace amidst the catastrophic (tales from nine months out) (October 2010) -- Beyond medical care : the health of the nation (October 2010) -- Hold strong : the pros and pitfalls of resilience (November 2010) -- Mrs. Clinton will never see me working there the offshore assembly industry (November, 2010) -- The central pillar : peasant women (December 2010) -- Elections (in the time of cholera) (December 2010) -- We will never fall asleep forgetting (tales from twelve months out) (January 2011) -- Epilogue : bringing it back home
Control code
864900190
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801468322
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.7591/9780801468322
  • ebr10713281
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jrfvb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864900190

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