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Author Kivland, Chelsey L., 1979-
Title Street sovereigns : young men and the makeshift state in urban Haiti / Chelsey L. Kivland.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2020.

Author Kivland, Chelsey L., 1979-
Subject Young men -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince.
Street life -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince.
Port-au-Prince (Haiti) -- Politics and government.
Ethnology -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince.
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 274 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the baz -- Defense -- History -- Respect -- Identity -- Development -- Gender -- Conclusion : falling into and out of the spiral.
Summary "This book challenges conventional understandings of sovereignty and popular politics by ethnographically documenting how young men on the margins of urban Haiti seek power and respect by positioning themselves as chiefs of zones where the government is largely absent"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 23, 2020).
ISBN 9781501747007 (electronic book)
1501747002 (electronic book)
9781501747014 (electronic book)
1501747010 (electronic book)
9781501746987 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1090284070
Additional Format Print version: Kivland, Chelsey L., 1979- Street sovereigns. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2020 9781501746987 (DLC) 2019011209

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