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- DescriptionContextualizing Disaster offers a comparative analysis of six recent 'highly visible' disasters and several slow-burning, 'hidden', crises that include typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, chemical spills and the unfolding consequences of rising seas and climate change. The book argues that, while disasters are increasingly represented by the media as unique, exceptional, newsworthy events, it is a mistake to think of disasters as isolated or discrete occurrences. Rather, building on insights developed by political ecologists, this book makes a compelling argument for understanding disasters as transnational and global phemen.
- Author BiographyGregory V. Button is an internationally recognized disaster researcher and a former faculty member at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, as well as a former faculty member of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was Co-Director of the Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights Program. Mark Schuller is Associate Professor of Anthropology and NGO Leadership and Development at Northern Illinois University and an affiliate of the Faculte d'Ethnologie, l'Universite d'Etat d'Haiti.
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication31/10/2016
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleCatastrophes in Context
- Series Part/Volume Number1
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Weight295 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byGregory V. Button,Mark Schuller
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