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Cultures of Disaster: Society and Natural Hazards in the Philippines
     

Cultures of Disaster: Society and Natural Hazards in the Philippines

by Greg Bankoff
 

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ISBN-10: 0700717617

ISBN-13: 9780700717613

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history of natural

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In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history of natural disasters and the social hierarchy within Filipino society. The constant threat of disaster has been integrated into the schema of daily life to such an extent that a 'culture of disaster' has been formed.

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ISBN-13:
9780700717613
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1680L (what's this?)

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