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Riding with DeathVodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince$
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Jana Evans Braziel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496812742

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.001.0001

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From Revolution, Ruin, or Rubble … Whence Port-au-Prince?

From Revolution, Ruin, or Rubble … Whence Port-au-Prince?

(p.203) Conclusion From Revolution, Ruin, or Rubble … Whence Port-au-Prince?
Riding with Death

Jana Evans Braziel

University Press of Mississippi

This concluding chapter discusses not only the social production of urban space in Port-au-Prince but also its social reproduction, looking at comparisons between Port-au-Prince and Los Angeles. In the City of Angels and in the Port of Princes, two distinct narratives, yet one inextricable landscape, multiply and discordantly written—on the one hand, telling of epic tragedy, disaster, catastrophe, failed statehood, and lost sovereignty; and on the other, of creative (re)production, reconstruction, democratic statehood, sovereignty, and even sustainability. Yet there are two equally possible alternative future cities: dystopically envisioned as Port-au-Prince, Inc., or, more utopically, the citizen-imagined, creatively produced Port of Princes. The chapter then presents the parameters of these two alternative future cities and the ideological struggle for this urban terrain.

Keywords:   social production, urban space, Port-au-Prince, social reproduction, Los Angeles, creative reproduction

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