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    DescriptionThe 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti s capital on January 12, 2010 will be remembered as one of the world s deadliest disasters. The earthquake was a tragedy that gripped the nation and the world. But as a disaster it also magnified the social ills that have beset this island nation that sits squarely in the United States diplomatic and geopolitical shadow. The quake exposed centuries of underdevelopment, misguided economic policies, and foreign aid interventions that have contributed to rampant inequality and social exclusion in Haiti."Tectonic Shifts" offers a diverse on-the-ground set of perspectives about Haiti s cataclysmic earthquake and the aftermath that left more than 1.5 million individuals homeless. Following a critical analysis of Haiti s heightened vulnerability as a result of centuries of foreign policy and most recently neoliberal economic policies, this book addresses a range of contemporary realities, foreign impositions, and political changes that occurred during the relief and reconstruction periods. Analysis of these realities offers tools for engaged, principled reflection and action. Essays by scholars, journalists, activists, and Haitians still on the island and those in the Diaspora highlight the many struggles that the Haitian people face today, providing lessons not only for those impacted and involved in relief, but for people engaged in struggles for justice and transformation in other parts of the world.

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    Tectonic Shifts
    Haiti Since the Earthquake
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Mark Schuller, Edited by Pablo Morales
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 456 g
    ISBN 13: 9781565495128
    ISBN 10: 1565495128

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    Kumarian Press
    Imprint name
    Kumarian Press
    Publication date
    31 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    West Hartford, CT
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    The full impact of the January 12, 2010 earthquake on Haiti s society is yet to be felt as the people continue to organize themselves to raise their country from its ashes. This book reminds us not only of Haiti s potential, but the resiliency of its people to move forward in the midst of the worst disaster that could have fallen on them. The editors have done a great of job of bringing together national and international scholars to help us understand not only how Haiti was destroyed before the earthquake but also what can be done to rebuild it. This is a must read book for everyone who is trying to understand why a 7.0 earthquake on a Richter scale destroyed a whole nation while one that was stronger a few weeks after in Chile barely made a dent on the society.