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Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and Ngos

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After Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, over half of U.S. households donated to thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in that country. Yet we continue to hear stories of misery from Haiti. Why have NGOs failed at their mission?

Set in Haiti during the 2004 coup and aftermath and enhanced by research conducted after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient NGOs and their relationships with local communities. Written like a detective story, the book offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women’s NGOs working in HIV/AIDS prevention, one with public funding (including USAID), the other with private European NGO partners. Mark Schuller looks at participation and autonomy, analyzing donor policies that inhibit these goals. He focuses on NGOs’ roles as intermediaries in “gluing” the contemporary world system together and shows how power works within the aid system as these intermediaries impose interpretations of unclear mandates down the chain—a process Schuller calls “trickle-down imperialism.”

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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.

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Women in Haiti are frequent victims of sexual violence and armed assault. Yet an astonishing proportion of these victims also act as perpetrators of violent crime, often as part of armed groups. In Gender and Violence in Haiti, award-winning legal scholar Benedetta Faedi Duramy visits Haiti to discover why these women act in such destructive ways and what might be done to stop this tragic cycle of violence.

About the Author

Mark Schuller is an assistant professor of African American studies and anthropology at York College of CUNY, in Jamaica, Queens.  He has published several articles and co-edited two books: Capitalizing on Catastrophe: Neoliberal Strategies in Disaster Reconstruction (Alta Mira, 2008) and Homing Devices: Lexington Books, 2006).  In addition, he has many unreferred articles in the Huffington Post.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables

Foreword by Paul Farmer

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

Introduction: Doing Research during a Coup

1. Violence and Venereal Disease: Structural Violence, Gender, and HIV/AIDS

2. "That's Not Participation!": Relationships from "Below"

3. All in the Family: Relationships "Inside"

4. "We Are Prisoners!": Relationships from "Above"

5. Tectonic Shifts and the Political Tsunami: USAID and the Disaster of Haiti

Conclusion: Killing with Kindness?

Afterword: Some Policy Solutions

Notes

Glossary

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813553627
Author:
Schuller, Mark
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Farmer, Paul
Author:
Faedi Duramy, Benedetta
Author:
Benedetta Faedi Duramy
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
Criminology
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 photographs, 4 figures
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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» History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
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» History and Social Science » World History » General

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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.

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Women in Haiti are frequent victims of sexual violence and armed assault. Yet an astonishing proportion of these victims also act as perpetrators of violent crime, often as part of armed groups. In Gender and Violence in Haiti, award-winning legal scholar Benedetta Faedi Duramy visits Haiti to discover why these women act in such destructive ways and what might be done to stop this tragic cycle of violence.

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