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Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Change

Communities' Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Jennifer E. Duyne Barenstein, Esther Leemann

CRC Press

368 pages

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Successful recovery following a disaster depends upon transcending the disciplinary divides of architecture, engineering, and planning and emphasizing the importance of community perspectives in the post-disaster reconstruction process. Effective results in community recovery mandate that we holistically examine the complex interrelationship betwee

Table of Contents

Communal Leadership in Post-Mitch Housing Reconstruction in Nicaragua. Aid Distribution after Hurricane Mitch and Changes in Social Capital in Two Nicaraguan Rural Communities. Ownership, Control, and Accountability in Post-Tsunami Housing Reconstruction Processes in Aceh, Indonesia. Communities� Perspectives on Housing Reconstruction in Gujarat following the Earthquake of 2001. Soil Conservation Practices after Hurricane Mitch: Significance, Difficulties of Implementation, and Change of the Field of Application. A Social and Environmental Assessment of Pre- and Post-Tsunami Housing and Building Practices in Tamil Nadu. The Remembered Trees: Contractor-Driven Reconstruction and Its Consequences on Communities� Well-Being in Coastal Tamil Nadu. The Role of Informal Governance in Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Its Impact on Elderly People�s Social Security in Coastal Tamil Nadu. Links between Building Technologies, Post-Disaster Reconstruction, and Gender Roles in Gujarat. Unaffordable Housing and Its Consequences: A Comparative Analysis of Two Post-Mitch Reconstruction Projects in Nicaragua. Post-Tsunami Relocation Outcomes in Sri Lanka: Communities� Perspectives in Ampara and Hambantota. Links between Post-Tsunami Relocation and Changes in Fishing Practices in Tamil Nadu: A Microlevel Case Study. The Impact of Landlessness on Rural Livelihoods after Post-Mitch Resettlement in Nicaragua. Voluntary Relocation after Disaster: A Hope for Many, a Chance for Few? Is Resettlement a Viable Strategy to Mitigate the Risk of Natural Disasters? Views and Voices from the Citizens of Santa Fe, Argentina. Index.

About the Editors

Jennifer Duyne Barenstein earned a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of Zurich. She has worked and conducted research for over 20 years in Switzerland, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, Argentina, Haiti, and Mexico. Her key areas of interest include the socioeconomic, cultural, gender, and institutional dimensions of post-disaster reconstruction; livelihood restoration; housing; rural infrastructure development; and water resource management. From 1989 to 2008, she was a senior lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology of the University of Zurich. She is the founder and the current head of the World Habitat Research Center of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland. Jennifer has several publications to her credit and was among the principal authors of Safer Homes, Stronger Communities?the World Bank handbook for reconstruction after natural disasters.

Esther Leemann earned her Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of Zurich. She is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology of the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. She has been involved in several interdisciplinary research projects on post-disaster reconstruction, housing, and natural resource management in Nicaragua and Vietnam and is currently responsible for a research project on land grabbing and displacement in Cambodia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General