Catastrophe and Culture: The Anthropology of Disaster / Edition 1

Catastrophe and Culture: The Anthropology of Disaster / Edition 1

by Susanna M. Hoffman, Gregory V. Button, Christopher L. Dyer, Virginia Garcia-Acosta
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1930618158

ISBN-13: 9781930618152

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

At a time of increasing globalization and worldwide vulnerability, the study of disasters has become an important focus for anthropological research-one where the four fields of anthropology are synthesized to address the multidimensionality of the effects to a community’s social structures and relationship to the environment. Using a variety of natural and

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At a time of increasing globalization and worldwide vulnerability, the study of disasters has become an important focus for anthropological research-one where the four fields of anthropology are synthesized to address the multidimensionality of the effects to a community’s social structures and relationship to the environment. Using a variety of natural and technological disasters-including Mexican earthquakes, drought in the Andes and in Africa, the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Oakland firestorm, and the Bhopal gas disaster-the authors of this volume explore the potentials of disaster for ecological, political-economic, and cultural approaches to anthropology along with the perspectives of archaeology and history. They also discuss the connection between theory and practice and what anthropology can do for disaster management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618152
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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