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Natural disasters, cultural responses

case studies toward a global environmental history

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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural disasters,
  • Disaster relief

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Christof Mauch and Christian Pfister.
    ContributionsMauch, Christof., Pfister, Christian.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB5014 .N384 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22665508M
    ISBN 100739124153, 0739124161, 0739134612
    ISBN 109780739124154, 9780739124161, 9780739134610
    LC Control Number2008045289

    She is a lecturer in early modern history at Chichester University. Related Reviews:. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE. Within a millenarian context, natural disasters have often been interpreted as a prelude to the end time.

    This is an informative and thought-provoking book, not only for its wealth of information and enormous contribution to the growing field of disaster history, but it is a timely publication for an era in which human beings, perhaps more than at any other period in history, feel vulnerable in the face of growing anthropogenic catastrophe. Lessons on historical interpretations of disasters, often expressed through architecture and the built-environment, continue to offer learning opportunities for modern societies. To the extent that the various articles in this collection attempt to understand such events in this wide context, and to show that this is the proper context to understand such events, they constitute a truly global history. Ranging from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, from flooding to tidal waves, communities have variously responded to unpredictable and catastrophic natural events. The roles that catastrophes play in society and the meanings they are given vary from one region to the next; they differ and this is one of the principal arguments of this book from one cultural, political, and geographic space to the next. Free shipping for individuals worldwide Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

    Mitchell I found this collection of essays to be not only informative, but also absorbing to read and ponder. It argues that human attitudes toward catastrophes have changed over time. Research interests: Academies, printing and publishing, propaganda and dissent, science, and disasters in early modern Naples and southern Italy. Disaster risk reduction studies and initiatives, coming from the perspective of security and safety, can often assume a position of rationality and scientific validity. This volume investigates relationships between forces of nature and human culture in a multidisciplinary context bridging science and the humanities. Throughout, the essays in this collection are written in such a manner that readers from every segment of society will find the text understandable and will come away from this book with a greater appreciate of the threat posed by natural hazards, and how the historical record can provide lessons for the future.


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Natural disasters, cultural responses book

The editors of this collection valiantly suggest that one strategy for responding to the catastrophes that have afflicted humankind in times past and everywhere is to query the very meaning of the two terms natural and disaster.

About the Author. Section 2 includes a psychological study on the impact of earthquakes on academic performance, a study on tsunami vulnerability and recovery strategies in Thailand and a study on the social and economic aftermaths of a tsunami and a hurricane in Hawaii. Surprisingly, the article that follows Weintritt's, Anna Akasoy's interpretation of earthquakes in medieval Islamic texts, concludes with almost polar-opposite words: These seismic events were, are, and "will always be interpreted according to the Koranic paradigms of divine punishment or warning and as omens of the Day of Judgment" The final prices may cultural responses book from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules About this book How do and how did people perceive, manage and respond to natural disasters?

They also examine how people have reacted to such events in the past and their long Natural disasters consequences. Endfield, Sarah J. From a political angle, natural disasters have been seen as the solution to a dystopian world characterized by political ineptitude, moral decay and unsustainable inequality.

His recent presentations in English as follows. Section 4 investigates the impact of hurricane Katrina on the current jazz scene in New Orleans and cultural responses to floodings in The Netherlands in Early Modern Times.

Otfried Weintritt's chapter about the cultural and technological responses to the floods of Baghdad throughout history reveals that the stereotype of Islamic fatalism "Allah has commanded it" had little or no effect on the population.

Arguments relating to disaster risk reduction as a manifestation of neoliberal politics, or of an increasingly security obsessed society highlight the influence of larger cultural paradigms in shaping modern thinking on disasters. Keynote speakers: Bill McGuire Bill McGuire is an academic, broadcaster and popular science and speculative fiction writer.

A disaster is more than a singular occurrence high waters, high waves, high winds, earth tremors, no rain, or the like ; it entails an impact on human populations directly and immediately by death, injury, disease, loss of homes, and reduction of food supply leading to malnutrition and even starvation and indirectly by changes in social habits—relocation of communities for recovery, adjustments in agricultural practices, and changes in the relationship between the territorial state and local jurisdictions, among others.

In the not too distant past, Katrin Pfeifer has worked on youth cultures and on how to enhance learning effects by the use of pictures in education.

It argues that human attitudes toward catastrophes have changed over time. The range of environments, physical and temporal, that are treated is impressive. Discussions about global warming and fatal disasters such as Katrina and the Tsunami of have heightened our awareness of natural disasters and of their impact on both local and global communities.

This book presents studies ranging from Finland to the Philippines, and from medieval times until today, to show the diversity of human responses to terrible catastrophes.

The book is an important stepping stone in the globalization of environmental history. He lives, runs and grows fruit and veg in the Peak District, where he resides with his wife Anna, sons Jake 8 and Fraser 13and cats Dave, Toby and Cashew.

Recent work of the sort in this collection suggests that naturalistic explanations of catastrophes almost always fail to take human beings' degradation—or at least their radical manipulation of the environment, as well as their ineptitude in responding to the catastrophic events—sufficiently into account.

The unexpected and dramatic hazards of life on earth-earthquakes, floods, drought, frost and fires-have brought real suffering, death, famine, and disease to rich and poor, rural and urban alike.

To the extent that the various articles in this collection attempt to understand such events in this wide context, and to show that this is the proper context to understand such events, they constitute a truly global history.

Natural Disasters, Cultural Responses : Case Studies toward a Global Environmental History

At any rate, the displacement of the supernatural by natural explanations in Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment societies has nonetheless left analysts with an inadequate understanding of disasters.

Mitchell I found this collection of essays to be not only informative, but also absorbing to read and ponder. Reviews Edited by the acknowledged masters of environmental history, Christof Mauch and Christian Pfister, this absorbing collection enriches our understanding of how humans at different times and in different places have dealt with disasters.Pris: kr.

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Ranging from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, from flooding to tidal waves, communities have variously responded to unpredictable and catastrophic natural events. Strategies of human resilience to shattered urban and rural territories were undertaken against a backdrop of cultural responses to trauma caused by natural disasters.

supposedly caused mainly by natural hazards to broader patterns in society. These two aspects – the natural and the social – cannot be separated from each other: to do so invites a failure to understand the additional burden of natural hazards, and it is unhelpful in both understanding disasters and doing something to prevent or mitigate them.

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