Local Adaptation to Climate Change in South India Challenges and the Future in the Tsunami-hit Coastal Regions
Slow Disaster Political Ecology of Hazards and Everyday Life in the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam
Empowerment and Social Justice in the Wake of Disasters Occupy Sandy in Rockaway after Hurricane Sandy, USA
Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity on Islands History and Contemporary Perspectives from the Azores
By Devendraraj Madhanagopal
March 03, 2023
This book critically discusses the vulnerabilities and local adaptation actions of the traditional marine fishers of the tsunami-hit coastal regions of South India to climate change and risks, with an emphasis on their local institutions. Thereby, it offers a comprehensive account of the ways in ...
By Paul Cloke, David Conradson, Eric Pawson, Harvey Perkins
February 28, 2023
This book critically assesses Christchurch, New Zealand as an evolving post-earthquake city. It examines the impact of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, employing a chronological structure to consider ‘damage and displacement’, ‘recovery and renewal’, and ‘the city in transition’. It ...
By Nahid Rezwana, Rachel Pain
December 30, 2022
This book investigates the widespread and persistent relationship between disasters and gender-based violence, drawing on new research with victim-survivors to show how the two forms of harm constitute ‘layered disasters’ in particular places, intensifying and reproducing one another. The evidence...
By Devendraraj Madhanagopal, Salim Momtaz
November 30, 2022
This book, focused on South and Southeast Asia, upgrades our understanding of the influence of multiple sociopolitical and governance factors on climate change and risks. Moving beyond science and technology-oriented discussions on climate change, it argues that the real solution to climate change ...
By Mitul Baruah
September 09, 2022
This book presents a fascinating, ethnographic account of the challenges faced by communities living in Majuli, India, one of the largest river islands in the world, which has experienced immense socio-environmental transformations over the years, processes that are emblematic of the Brahmaputra ...
By Sara Bondesson
August 09, 2022
This book taps into discussions about social vulnerability, empowerment, and resistance in relation to disaster relief and recovery. It disentangles tensions and dilemmas within post-disaster empowerment, through a rich ethnographic narrative of the work of Occupy Sandy in Rockaway, New York City, ...
By Sudeepa Abeysinghe, Claire Leppold, Akihiko Ozaki, Alison Lloyd Williams
June 20, 2022
This book examines the issue of disaster recovery in relation to community wellbeing and resilience, exploring the social, political, demographic and environmental changes in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The contributors reflect on the Fukushima disaster of earthquake, tsunami and ...
By Greg Bankoff, Dorothea Hilhorst
April 28, 2022
We think vulnerability still matters when considering how people are put at risk from hazards and this book shows why in a series of thematic chapters and case studies written by eminent disaster studies scholars that deal with the politics of disaster risk creation: precarity, conflict, and ...
By Natalia Andreassen, Odd Jarl Borch
April 29, 2022
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 JC Gaillard
December 31, 2021
This theoretical contribution argues that the domination of Western knowledge in disaster scholarship has allowed 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 ...