1st Edition

Community Responses to Disasters in the Pacific Rim Place-making in Displacement

Edited By Shu-Mei Huang, Elizabeth Maly Copyright 2024
    272 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Community Responses to Disasters in the Pacific Rim presents different aspects of place-making in displacement in the Pacific Rim region. It focuses focus on how people respond and readjust to changes and captures the long-term community development outcomes and the critical moments that facilitate this development.

    Interdisciplinary and using diverse research approaches, the book includes contributions by authors from a variety of disciplines across disaster research, sociology, urban planning, architecture, anthropology, earth science, and education. Mixed methods are adopted to carry out the research projects that ground this volume, including qualitative research for social scientific research, ethnographic methods and more importantly, Participatory Action Research (PAR) is also included by authors who have a background in design professions and a few indigenous scholars who are themselves survivors of disasters. The chapters are structured in the following five thematic sections:

    1. Learning as place-making in displacement
    2. Gender and place-making in response to displacement
    3. Community resilience in keeping indigenous sense of place
    4. Community (Re)building in displacement
    5. Transnational Place-making: Talk to the Actor

    Understanding how affected communities are recovering from their own perspectives, this book will be of interest to academics in the fields of area studies, political science, disaster planning and human geography.

    Chapter 1. Introduction. Placemaking in Displacement: Community Responses to Disasters in the Pacific Rim, Shu-Mei Huang and Elizabeth Maly Session I. Learning as place-making in displacement Chapter 2. Schools as community assets for placemaking in post-disaster resettlement: Reciprocal impacts of housing and education recovery in Tacloban, Philippines, Elizabeth Maly and Aiko Sakurai; Chapter 3. Collaborating Across Borders: Placemaking and Local Climate Adaptation in Rural Nepal and the Philippines, Yi-Chung Liu, Komal Raj Aryal, and I-Chuan Liao; Chapter 4. Making place for Indigenous Learning in Displacement: Cultivating Land Wisdom in Recovery in Southern Taiwan, Ching-fen Yang Session II. Gendering place-making in response to displacement Chapter 5. More than mushrooms: Local food culture and place making after “Fukushima”, Julia Gerster; Chapter 6. Where are the women’s voices? A Case study of Otsuchi Town after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Miwako Kitamura; Chapter 7. Displacement as unfolding spatial and gender politics: A Case Study of Indigenous Women’s Participation in Place-Making in Rinari, Shu-Mei Huang Session III. Community Resilience and Indigenous Sense of Place Chapter 8. The real tsunami in North Pagai: Indigenous survivors living between old and new settlements after the 2010 Mentawai disaster, Darmanto Simaepa and Irina Rafliana; Chapter 9. Resilience to Disaster-driven Relocation Through Paiwan Inheritance Culture after Typhoon Morakot: the Laiyi case in Taiwan, Tjuku Ruljigaljig, Saiviq Kisasa, Paiteng Cheng; Chapter 10. Finding Culture Through Agriculture: Rukai Communities at a Post-disaster Recovery Site in Southern Taiwan, Sasala Taiban and Hui-Nien Lin Session IV Community (Re)building in Post-tsunami Relocation Chapter 11. Diversification of Meanings of the Disaster-Stricken Area of Arahama: Towards a Recovery by the “Design of Meanings”, Nobuyuki Arai; Chapter 12. Making a Community Around a Table: Reconstruction of Mutual Help System by Tea Parties (Ocha-kai) and Lunch Parties After the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, Izumi Kuroishi; Chapter 13. Re-starting Traditional Events After Small-scale Community Relocation Post-tsunami in Toyoma Village, Namiko Minai Session V. Transnational Placemaking from Bottom-up: Talk to the Actors (Transcribed/edited by Shu-Mei Huang, Elizabeth Maly, Yu- Yu-Hsin Chang) Chapter 14. Community/place-making in Otsuchi: A conversation with Mio Kamitani; Chapter 15. Transnational collaboration in the Pacific Rim: A conversation with Robert Olshansky, Ikuo Kobayashi, and Liang-Chun Chen; Chapter 16. Teaching and practicing in the Tohoku region: A conversation with Yasuaki Onoda; Index


    Shu-Mei Huang is Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

    Elizabeth Maly is Associate Professor at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Japan.