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There Is No More Haiti

Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince

Greg Beckett

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Pädagogik

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This is not just another book about crisis in Haiti. This book is about what it feels like to live and die with a crisis that never seems to end. It is about the experience of living amid the ruins of ecological devastation, economic collapse, political upheaval, violence, and humanitarian disaster. It is about how catastrophic events and political and economic forces shape the most intimate aspects of everyday life. In this gripping account, anthropologist Greg Beckett offers a stunning ethnographic portrait of ordinary people struggling to survive in Port-au-Prince in the twenty-first century. Drawing on over a decade of research, There Is No More Haiti builds on stories of death and rebirth to powerfully reframe the narrative of a country in crisis. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Haiti today.
 

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intimate aspects of everyday life, economic collapse, political forces, humanitarian disaster, 21st century, political upheaval, violence, crisis, catastrophic events, economic forces, port au prince, never ending crisis, haiti, ethnographic portrait, anthropology, living amid the ruins of ecological devastation, ordinary people, live and die