Disaster Upon Disaster: Exploring the Gap Between Knowledge, Policy and Practice (Catastrophes in Context #2) (Paperback)

Disaster Upon Disaster: Exploring the Gap Between Knowledge, Policy and Practice (Catastrophes in Context #2) By Susanna M. Hoffma (Editor), Roberto E. Barrios (Editor) Cover Image
By Susanna M. Hoffma (Editor), Roberto E. Barrios (Editor)
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A consistent problem that confronts disaster reduction is the disjunction between academic and expert knowledge and policies and practices of agencies mandated to deal with the concern. Although a great deal of knowledge has been acquired regarding many aspects of disasters, such as driving factors, risk construction, complexity of resettlement, and importance of peoples' culture, very little has become protocol and procedure. Disaster Upon Disaster illuminates the numerous disjunctions between the suppositions, realities, agendas, and executions in the field, goes on to detail contingencies, predicaments, old and new plights, and finally advances solutions toward greatly improved outcomes.

About the Author


Roberto E. Barrios is Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. During the last twenty years, he has conducted ethnographies of disaster recovery in Honduras, Mexico, New Orleans, Houston, and Southern Illinois. His work focuses on the inherent assumptions about the nature of communities and people embedded in disaster recovery policy, and how disaster survivors interpret, reconfigure, and sometimes resist these assumptions. He is author of Governing Affect: Neoliberalism and Disaster Reconstruction and has published various articles in the journals Disasters, Annual Review of Anthropology, Identities, and Human Organization.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781789206487
ISBN-10: 1789206480
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2019
Pages: 354
Language: English
Series: Catastrophes in Context