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The Resource Governing disasters : beyond risk culture, edited by Sandrine Revet and Julien Langumier ; translated by Ethan Rundell

Governing disasters : beyond risk culture, edited by Sandrine Revet and Julien Langumier ; translated by Ethan Rundell

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Governing disasters : beyond risk culture
Title
Governing disasters
Title remainder
beyond risk culture
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edited by Sandrine Revet and Julien Langumier ; translated by Ethan Rundell
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Irreversible and exceptional events, disasters are nevertheless governed, usually in the context of specific, dedicated interventions by state authorities or NGOs, who aim to lead the affected population from a place of emergency to a new, post-disaster - but still undefined - position. How do the victims of disaster interact with the dispositifs of government and disaster? Based on extensive research - both ethnographic and historical - conducted over a long period of time in field locations as various as Hong-Kong, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, France, Argentina, and Italy, this volume offers an acute analysis of how actors at local, national, and international levels govern disasters. Chapter contributions show that the victims of disaster do not remain passive; rather, they react to and critique what this volume calls the 'government of disaster' and one of its central paradigms, the culture of risk, which leaves unaddressed key political issues.--
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Revet, Sandrine
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non fiction
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Langumier, Julien
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Sciences Po series in international relations and political economy
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  • Crisis management
  • Emergency management
  • Disasters
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Governing disasters : beyond risk culture, edited by Sandrine Revet and Julien Langumier ; translated by Ethan Rundell
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Translation of: Le gouvernement des catastrophes. Paris : Éditions Karthala, 2013
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
I. Anticipation, preparedness, and controversies -- 1. Governing by Hazard: Controlling Mudslides and Promoting Tourism in the Mountains above Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan), 1966-1977 / Marc Elie -- 2. Monitoring Animals, Preparing Humans: An Ethnographical Study of Avian Influenza / Frederick Keck -- II. Participation and consultation -- 3. Cultivating Communities after Disaster: A Whirlwind of Generosity on the Coasts of Sri Lanka / Mara Benadusi -- 4. A Critical Look at the 'Risk culture': France's 'Plan Rhône' / Julien Langumier -- III. Issues of memory -- 5. Memory and methodology: Translocal and Transtemporal Fieldwork in Post-Disaster Santa Fe (Argentina) / Susann Ullberg -- 6. Investigating the 'Discrete Memory' of the Seveso Disaster in Italy / Laura Centemeri -- Postscript: Thinking (by way of) Disaster / Nicolas Dodier
Control code
FIEb17697244
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781137435453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 18413371
  • (OCoLC)890622058
Label
Governing disasters : beyond risk culture, edited by Sandrine Revet and Julien Langumier ; translated by Ethan Rundell
Publication
Note
Translation of: Le gouvernement des catastrophes. Paris : Éditions Karthala, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Anticipation, preparedness, and controversies -- 1. Governing by Hazard: Controlling Mudslides and Promoting Tourism in the Mountains above Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan), 1966-1977 / Marc Elie -- 2. Monitoring Animals, Preparing Humans: An Ethnographical Study of Avian Influenza / Frederick Keck -- II. Participation and consultation -- 3. Cultivating Communities after Disaster: A Whirlwind of Generosity on the Coasts of Sri Lanka / Mara Benadusi -- 4. A Critical Look at the 'Risk culture': France's 'Plan Rhône' / Julien Langumier -- III. Issues of memory -- 5. Memory and methodology: Translocal and Transtemporal Fieldwork in Post-Disaster Santa Fe (Argentina) / Susann Ullberg -- 6. Investigating the 'Discrete Memory' of the Seveso Disaster in Italy / Laura Centemeri -- Postscript: Thinking (by way of) Disaster / Nicolas Dodier
Control code
FIEb17697244
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781137435453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 18413371
  • (OCoLC)890622058

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