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Contextualizing Disaster (Paperback)

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Contextualizing Disaster offers a comparative analysis of six recent "highly visible" disasters and several slow-burning, "hidden," crises that include typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, chemical spills, and the unfolding consequences of rising seas and climate change. The book argues that, while disasters are increasingly represented by the media as unique, exceptional, newsworthy events, it is a mistake to think of disasters as isolated or discrete occurrences. Rather, building on insights developed by political ecologists, this book makes a compelling argument for understanding disasters as transnational and global phenomena.

Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Social Science, Nature
Series Title: Catastrophes in Context
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Language: English
Street Date: September 30, 2016
TCIN: 51737668
UPC: 9781785333194
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-2278
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