The Political Economy of Hazards and Disasters by AltaMira Press,U.S. (Hardback, 2009)
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- DescriptionThroughout history, societies have had to decide whom to sacrifice and whom to help in times of disaster. This volume examines how elite groups attempt to maintain power through the use of particular ecomic, political, and ideological instruments and how both ruling elites and common people endeavor to create meaningful traditions while enduring hardship.The Political Ecomy of Hazards and Disasters demonstrates how vulnerability is ecomically constructed, primary producers adapt their production regimes, how traders and merchants adapt their practices, and how political ecomic objectives play out in recovery efforts.
- Author BiographyEric C. Jones is research scientist in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Arthur D. Murphy is professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- PublisherAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication28/03/2009
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleSociety for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series
- Place of PublicationCalifornia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight708 g
- Width161 mm
- Height238 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Edited byArthur D. Murphy,Eric C. Jones
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