The Invention of Disaster Power and Knowledge in Discourses on Hazard and Vulnerability
Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity on Islands History and Contemporary Perspectives from the Azores
Disaster Deaths Trends, Causes and Determinants
By JC Gaillard
December 31, 2021
This theoretical contribution argues that the domination of Western knowledge in disaster scholarship has allowed for normative policies and practices of disaster risk reduction to be imposed all over the world. It takes a postcolonial approach to unpack why scholars claim that disasters are social...
By David Chester, Angus Duncan, Rui Coutinho, Nicolau Wallenstein
November 30, 2021
This volume examines the impact of and responses to historic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the Azores. Study is placed in the contexts of: the history and geography of this fascinating archipelago; progress being made in predicting future events and policies of disaster risk reduction. ...
By Giuseppe Forino, Sara Bonati, Lina Maria Calandra
September 30, 2021
Growing debates around governance are taking place among academic, policy-making, and practice-based communities. In light of the increasing focus on governance, this book presents and discusses governance as a framework that is able to both conceptualize and contextualize risks and disasters as ...
By Reidar Staupe-Delgado
September 28, 2021
The book provides insights into community narratives concerning life in the face of creeping calamities through a case study from the Colombian Andes. It sets out to make sense of the lived experience of disasters that are slowly unfolding as well disasters that have not yet occurred. This book ...
By Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto
March 31, 2021
Five years after the one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, Fukushima now only occasionally headlines national and international media. However, the disaster is far from over, as evidenced by a hundred thousand people from Fukushima still in the state of evacuation, rising levels of ...
By Bimal Kanti Paul
December 31, 2020
This book conducts a systematic inquiry into the tragic deaths caused by natural disasters at different geographic scales. It employs key disaster concepts and classification of disasters to understand the high mortality rates and the various factors associated with these deaths. Deaths are the ...
By Natalia Andreassen, Odd Jarl Borch
October 07, 2020
This book sheds light on the management challenges of crisis and emergency response in an arctic environment. It explores how the complexity of the operational environment impacts on the risk of operations and addresses a need for tailor-made emergency response mechanisms. Through case studies of ...
By Iftekhar Ahmed, Kim Maund, Thayaparan Gajendran
May 12, 2020
This book considers the challenges of building disaster resilience in South Asia – a region that frequently experiences some of the most severe and devastating impacts of disasters. Despite significant work to assist affected communities, many smaller South Asian countries remain particularly ...
By Virginia García-Acosta
December 12, 2019
This book offers anthropological insights into disasters in Latin America. It fills a gap in the literature by bringing together national and regional perspectives in the study of disasters. The book essentially explores the emergence and development of anthropological studies of disasters. It ...
By Catarina Kinnvall, Helle Rydstrom
June 14, 2019
This book focuses on the challenges of living with climate disasters, in addition to the existing gender inequalities that prevail and define social, economic and political conditions. Social inequalities have consequences for the everyday lives of women and girls where power relations, ...
By Bandana Kar, David M. Cochran
June 10, 2019
Risk communication is crucial to building community resilience and reducing risk from extreme events. True community resilience involves accurate and timely dissemination of risk information to stakeholders. This book examines the policy and science of risk communication in the digital era. Themes...
By Troy Sternberg
June 07, 2019
Climate hazards are the world’s most widespread, deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Knowledge of climate hazard dynamics is critical since the impacts of climate change, population growth, development projects and migration affect both the impact and severity of disasters. Current global ...