Fault lines : perspectives on Haiti's earthquake / Alex Dupuy ... [et al.]

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, will forever be remembered as one of the world’s deadliest disasters. For 30 seconds the earth shook and reduced a nation—already struggling with the historical weight of slavery, underdevelopment, imperialism, and intense internal divisions—to rubble. One in seven people were suddenly rendered homeless, while more than 300,000 lost their lives, according to official estimates.
A collection of essays on an event like this by necessity excludes more than it can include; we have attempted here to present perspectives on the disaster that have been largely marginalized from mainstream discourse. We hope they will stimulate further conversation and analysis, and that they will help readers to reframe the public conversation and inform their solidarity work. [Intro]