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Deborah Jenson Editor's Preface Nick Nesbitt The Idea of 1804 Christopher L. Miller Forget Haiti: Baron Roger and The New Africa Chris Bongie "Monotonies of History": Baron Vastey and the Mulatto Legend of Derek Walcott's Haitian Trilogy Doris Kadish Haiti and Abolitionism in 1825: The Example of Sophie Doin David F. Bell Technologies of Speed, Technologies of Crime Uri Eisenzweig Violence Untold: The Birth of a Modern Fascination Dominique Kalifa Criminal Investigators at the Fin-de-si#65533;cle Andrea Goulet Curiosity Killer's Instinct: Bibliophilia and the Myth of the Rational Detective Nanette Fornabai Criminal Factors: Fant#65533;mas, Anthropometrics, and the Numerical Fictions of Modern Criminal Identity Tom Gunning Lynx-Eyed Detectives and Shadow Bandits: Visuality and Eclipse in French Detective Stories and Films before WWI Daniel Desormeaux The First of the (Black) Memorialists: Toussaint Louverture Albert Valdman Haitian Creole at the Dawn of Independence Deborah Jenson From the Kidnapping(s) of the Louvertures to the Alleged Kidnapping of Aristide: Legacies of Slavery in the Post/Colonial World
Winner of the 2015 Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology 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."