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The Uses of Haiti tells the truth about uncomfortable matters—uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the US role in its bitter fate.—Noam Chomsky, from the introduction
In this third edition of the classic The Uses of Haiti, Paul Farmer looks at what has happened to the health of the poor in Haiti since the coup.
Winner of a McArthur Genius Award, Paul Farmer is a physician and anthropologist who has worked for 25 years in Haiti, where he serves as medical director of a hospital serving the rural poor. He is the subject of the Tracy Kidder biography, Mountains Beyond Mountains.
|What's at stake in Haiti||41|
|The template of colony||53|
|From Duvalierism to Duvalierism without Duvalier||90|
|The power of the poor in Haiti||121|
|The coup of 1991 : the power of the rich in Haiti||149|
|The uses of Haiti (reprise)||188|
|Chouchou Louis and the political economy of brutality||244|
|New myths for old||283|
|Epilogue : the oppressor as savior||308|
|What happened in Haiti? : where past is present||376|
|Afterword - Larry Birns & Jessica Leight||403|
Posted June 25, 2010
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