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Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun: A Memoir from the Heart of Haiti

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Book Series: Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters ISSN: 19216661 ISBN: 9781771990110 9781771990127 9781771990134 9781771990141 Year: Pages: 390 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771990110.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Political Science
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When Joegodson Déralciné was still a small child, his parents left rural Haiti to resettle in the rapidly growing zones of Port-au-Prince. As his family entered the city in 1986, Duvalier and his dictatorship exited. Haitians, once terrorized under Duvalier’s reign, were liberated and emboldened to believe that they could take control of their lives. But how? Joining hundreds of thousands of other peasants trying to adjust to urban life, Joegodson and his family sought work and a means of survival. But all they found was low-waged assembly plant jobs of the sort to which the repressive Duvalier regime had opened Haiti’s doors—the combination of flexible capital and cheap labour too attractive to multinational manufacturers to be overlooked. With the death of his mother, Joegodson was placed in his uncle’s care, and so began a childhood of starvation, endless labour, and abuse.In honest, reflective prose, Joegodson—now a father himself— allows us to walk in the ditches of Cité Soleil, to hide from the macoutes under the bed, to feel the ache of an empty stomach. But, most importantly, he provides an account of life in Haiti from a perspective that is rarely heard. Free of sentimentality and hackneyed clichés, his narrative explores the spirituality of Vodou, Catholicism, and Protestantism, describes the harrowing day of the 2010 earthquake and its aftermath, and illustrates the inner workings of MINUSTAH. Written with Canadian historian Paul Jackson—Joegodson telling his story in Creole, Jackson translating, the two of them then reviewing and reworking—the memoir is a true collaboration, the struggle of two people from different lands and vastly different circumstances to arrive at a place of mutual understanding. In the process, they have given us an unforgettable account of a country determined to survive, and on its own terms.

Aus erster Quelle. Beiträge zum 300-jährigen Jubiläum des Staatsarchivs der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

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Book Series: Veröffentlichungen aus dem Staatsarchiv der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg ISBN: 9783943423068 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.STAHH.22.136 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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In 2010, the Hamburg State Archives celebrated its 300th anniversary. The Archives' forerunner was first mentioned in 1293 and thus testified to the preservation of important documents of the city in a central place. But it was not until September 11th, 1710, when Nicolaus Stampeel took office as a scientific archivist at the City of Hamburg. From then on, documents were systematically selected, preserved and indexed.This anniversary was celebrated by the State Archives with a broad programme of events, which included lectures and readings printed in the commemorative volume available here.

Dezentralisierung und Flexibilisierung im Gesundheitswesen

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Book Series: Allokation im marktwirtschaftlichen System ISBN: 9783631635391 Year: Pages: 182 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Economics --- Sociology
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Dieser Band der Bad Orber Gespräche 2010 enthält die erweiterten Referate eines interdisziplinären Workshops zum Thema «Dezentralisierung und Flexibilisierung im deutschen Gesundheitswesen». Vertreter der Ministerien, des Bundesversicherungsamtes, der Krankenkassen, der ärztlichen Verbände, der Krankenhausträger, der pharmazeutischen Industrie und der Wissenschaft erörtern Probleme und Optionen einer Dezentralisierung der Gesundheitspolitik, der regionalen Bedarfsplanung, der Flexibilisierung in der stationären und ambulanten Versorgung, der individualisierten Medizin und der Frühbewertung neuer patentgeschützter Arzneimittel.

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