The Angry Earth: Disaster in Anthropological Perspective / Edition 1

The Angry Earth: Disaster in Anthropological Perspective / Edition 1

by Anthony Oliver-Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415919878

ISBN-13: 9780415919876

Pub. Date: 10/11/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415919876
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/11/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
959,287
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Anthropology and the Angry Earth: An Overview1
IDisasters, Environment, and Culture17
1"What Is a Disaster?": Anthropological Perspectives on a Persistent Question18
IIEnvironmental Pattern, Hazards, and Culture: The Archaeological Perspective35
2The Effects of Explosive Volcanism on Ancient Egalitarian, Ranked, and Stratified Societies in Middle America36
3Convergent Catastrophe: Past Patterns and Future Implications of Collateral Natural Disasters in the Andes59
IIIThe Cultural and Social Construction of Catastrophe73
4Peru's Five-Hundred-Year Earthquake: Vulnerability in Historical Context74
5Constructing Vulnerability in the First World: The Northridge Earthquake in Southern California, 199489
6The Negation of Disaster: The Media Response to Oil Spills in Great Britain113
IVVarieties of Cultural Response133
7The Worst of Times, the Best of Times: Toward a Model of Cultural Response to Disaster134
8The Brotherhood of Pain: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Post-Disaster Solidarity156
9The Regenesis of Traditional Gender Patterns in the Wake of Disaster173
10Vulnerability, Disaster, and Survival in Bangladesh: Three Case Studies192
11"Tell Them We're Hurting": Hurricane Andrew, the Culture of Response, and the Fishing Peoples of South Florida and Louisiana213
VAgencies, Survivors, and Reconstruction233
12Plan and Pattern in Reaction to Earthquake: Peru, 1970-1998234
13Bhopal: Vulnerability, Routinization, and the Chronic Disaster257
14The Phoenix Effect in Post-Disaster Recovery: An Analysis of the Economic Development Administration's Culture of Response after Hurricane Andrew278
VIDisaster and Cultural Continuity301
15After Atlas Shrugs: Cultural Change or Persistence after a Disaster302
Index327

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