Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs

Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs

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by Mark Schuller
     
 

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Set in Haiti following the 2004 coup and enhanced by research carried out after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their relationships with local communities. It offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women’s NGOs working in

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Set in Haiti following the 2004 coup and enhanced by research carried out after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their relationships with local communities. It offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women’s NGOs working in HIV/AIDS prevention and examines participation and autonomy as well as donor policies that inhibit these goals.

Editorial Reviews

author of Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age - Faye V. Harrison

"Mark Schuller's ethnography of pre- and post-earthquake disaster Haiti  is profoundly riveting, poignant, and courageous. It offers a timely no-holds-barred critique and theoretically nuanced analysis of neoliberal NGO-ization and humanitarian aid. The book also provides an inspiring vision and thougtful recommendations for remedying the problems of 'trickle down imperialism.'  This is an important contribution that convincingly explains why we should care about what's happening in Haiti and the troubling implications for elsewhere—including right here in the USA."
Alex Dupuy, John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan University - Mark Schuller

"Schuller's analysis of two NGOs is a singular contribution to o
Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology

"Mark Schuller provides something that has been sorely lacking from this story—an ethnographic account of nongovernmental politics in Haiti, a country many now dub 'the Republic of NGOs.'"
PoLAR

"Killing with Kindness offers both engaging ethnographic examples and extensive analysis of the complex network of governmental and nongovernmental institutions through which Haiti and Haitians are ruled.
Anthropology Review Database

"Killing with Kindness is a valuable and laudable ethnography of development- and disaster-aid in the 21st century."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813553634
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
774,946
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Mark Schuller is an assistant professor of anthropology and NGO Leadership Development at Northern Illinois University. A writer for Huffington Post, he is the coeditor of four books, including Tectonic Shifts: Haiti since the Earthquake, and codirector of the documentary film Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy.

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