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Author Smith, Jennie Marcelle.

Title When the hands are many : community organization and social change in rural Haiti / Jennie Marcelle Smith
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 229 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Introduction. "Americans Don't Have Democracy!" Background and Approach. The Haitian "Peasantry" Bamon and Tisous. Linguistic Issues -- 2. Persistent Legacies. Predatory Parasitism. Interventions from "Across the Water" Risking Hope. New Legacies. Persistent Dissidence -- 3. Melodic Machetes. Rural Footpaths. Sociopolitical Poetics. Agricultural Work Parties. Mardi Gras and Rara Festivities. Gwoupman Peyizan Meetings. A Refugee Camp. Recording Studios. Reflections on the Chante Pwen-s -- 4. Hoes Striking in Unison: Cooperative Labor and Community Spirit. Taking Up the Hoe. Yonn Ede Lot. Sharing Labor and Resources as a Way of Life. Collective Agricultural Labor. "The Strike of a Solitary Hoe Makes No Music" The Konbit and the Kove
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Community organization -- Haiti -- Grand'Anse (Department)
Folk songs, French Creole -- Social aspects -- Haiti -- Grand'Anse (Department)
Peasants -- Political activity -- Haiti -- Grand'Anse (Department)
Peasants -- Haiti -- Grand'Anse (Department) -- Societies, etc.
Social values -- Haiti -- Grand'Anse (Department)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00012448
ISBN 1501717979 (electronic bk.)
9781501717970 (electronic bk.)