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Angry Earth Disaster in Anthropological Perspective

ISBN-10: 0415919878
ISBN-13: 9780415919876
Edition: 2000
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Description: This work takes a close look at disasters and the response of victims in the immediate aftermath and over the long-run. It represents the cultural, historical and geographical scope and complexities of the problem of disaster.

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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

This work takes a close look at disasters and the response of victims in the immediate aftermath and over the long-run. It represents the cultural, historical and geographical scope and complexities of the problem of disaster.

Susanna Hoffman was a co-owner, sous chef, and ma�tre d' of Chez Panisse, where she met Victoria Wise. She is the author, most recently, of The Olive and the Caper, and lives in Telluride, Colorado.

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Anthropology and the Angry Earth: An Overview
Disasters, Environment, and Culture
"What Is a Disaster?": Anthropological Perspectives on a Persistent Question
Environmental Pattern, Hazards, and Culture: The Archaeological Perspective
The Effects of Explosive Volcanism on Ancient Egalitarian, Ranked, and Stratified Societies in Middle America
Convergent Catastrophe: Past Patterns and Future Implications of Collateral Natural Disasters in the Andes
The Cultural and Social Construction of Catastrophe
Peru's Five-Hundred-Year Earthquake: Vulnerability in Historical Context
Constructing Vulnerability in the First World: The Northridge Earthquake in Southern California, 1994
The Negation of Disaster: The Media Response to Oil Spills in Great Britain
Varieties of Cultural Response
The Worst of Times, the Best of Times: Toward a Model of Cultural Response to Disaster
The Brotherhood of Pain: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Post-Disaster Solidarity
The Regenesis of Traditional Gender Patterns in the Wake of Disaster
Vulnerability, Disaster, and Survival in Bangladesh: Three Case Studies
"Tell Them We're Hurting": Hurricane Andrew, the Culture of Response, and the Fishing Peoples of South Florida and Louisiana
Agencies, Survivors, and Reconstruction
Plan and Pattern in Reaction to Earthquake: Peru, 1970-1998
Bhopal: Vulnerability, Routinization, and the Chronic Disaster
The Phoenix Effect in Post-Disaster Recovery: An Analysis of the Economic Development Administration's Culture of Response after Hurricane Andrew
Disaster and Cultural Continuity
After Atlas Shrugs: Cultural Change or Persistence after a Disaster
Index

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