When the Hands Are Many Community Organization and Social Change in Rural Haiti

ISBN-10: 0801486734
ISBN-13: 9780801486739
Edition: 2001
Authors: Jennie M. Smith
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Introductionp. 1
"Americans Don't Have Democracy!"p. 4
Background and Approachp. 7
The Haitian "Peasantry"p. 11
Bamon and Tisousp. 13
Linguistic Issuesp. 16
Persistent Legaciesp. 18
Predatory Parasitismp. 19
Interventions from "Across the Water"p. 22
Risking Hopep. 24
New Legaciesp. 26
Persistent Dissidencep. 39
Melodic Machetesp. 45
Rural Footpathsp. 46
Sociopolitical Poeticsp. 46
Agricultural Work Partiesp. 52
Mardi Gras and Rara Festivitiesp. 55
Gwoupman Peyizan Meetingsp. 56
A Refugee Campp. 60
Recording Studiosp. 62
Reflections on the Chante Pwen-sp. 66
Hoes Striking in Unison: Cooperative Labor and Community Spiritp. 69
Taking Up the Hoep. 71
Yonn Ede Lot. Sharing Labor and Resources as a Way of Lifep. 72
Collective Agricultural Laborp. 80
"The Strike of a Solitary Hoe Makes No Music"p. 82
The Konbit and the Kovep. 83
Rural Community Groupsp. 88
The Atribisyonp. 93
"One and the Same We". Group Membership and Structurep. 94
An Anatomy of Atribisyon Laborp. 96
Feasting on History: The Rachotp. 98
Reflections on the Atribisyonp. 102
The Sosyetep. 104
Structure and Leadershipp. 105
Case Studies of Bamon Sosyete-sp. 113
Reflections on the Sosyetep. 139
The Gwoupman Peyizanp. 141
The "Shoulder-to-Shoulder" GP of Lakayp. 142
Historical Precedents of the Gwoupman Peyizanp. 148
Consolidating a Movementp. 151
In the Grand'Ansep. 152
The Project for Social Changep. 153
Gwoupman Fanm Vanyan-sp. 157
Reflections on the Gwoupman Peyizanp. 171
Beyond "Democracy" and "Development"p. 175
Reconsidering Democracy and Developmentp. 176
Visualizing the Futurep. 178
Elements of a Good Societyp. 179
A Movement toward the Futurep. 193
A Call for Undoing Ourselvesp. 198
Notesp. 201
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 225
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