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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

natural hazards, rapid urbanization and the overconsumption of energy and natural resources threaten to drive risk to dangerous and unpredictable levels with systemic global impacts.” 7 All available evidence shows that disasters are increasing in

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

not dependent on people living nearby for safety or basic needs. Disaster—natural and political upheavals—changes that. Then, “first responders” are not the first. Neighbors hold our lives in their hands. William James captured the scene in an essay

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Forgetting Flooding? : Post-disaster Livelihood and Embedded Remembrance in Suburban Santa Fe, Argentina

Susann Baez Ullberg

Flooding in Santa Fe City On 29 April 2003, a disastrous flood occurred in the Argentinean city of Santa Fe. The disaster came to be called by the city’s inhabitants simply “the flood.” The Santafesinos were shocked by the catastrophe. Judging from

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Remembering the Piper Alpha Disaster

Catherine O'Byrne

The Piper Alpha disaster remains the most significant event in the history of the British North Sea oil industry, yet despite a large range of scholarship on the topic women's experiences of the disaster have not been heard publicly. This article uses oral history testimony to add the private experiences of women who were affected by the disaster to the public experiences of men. The focus of the analysis is on the gendered and political nature of remembrance and the impact that women had on the way that Piper Alpha was commemorated and remembered.

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After Disasters

Infrastructures, (Im)mobilities, and the Politics of Recovery

Benjamin Linder and Galen Murton

After Disasters: Infrastructures, (Im)mobilities, and the Politics of Recovery By now, it is pat to say that the coronavirus pandemic has reoriented the geographies and temporalities of everyday existence, from leisure travel to professional

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Legal aid amid bureaucracy

Amanda J. Reinke and Nicole Bevilacqua

Bureaucracy in the wake of natural hazard impacts and the associated social, economic and political crises which create disasters in the everyday lives of survivors have been the subject of extensive study elsewhere ( Eldridge 2018 ; Kettl 2006

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Pollution, Health, and Disaster

Emerging Contributions in Ethnographic Research

Alexa S. Dietrich

In an early 2017 discussion of future research priorities in disaster studies, Lori Peek, Director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, opined that social research on disasters would very soon confront a global

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A State of Relief

Feelings, Affect and Emotions in Instantiating the Malawi State in Disaster Relief

Tanja D. Hendriks

‘The form made us focus on the form’, Eveline complained, ‘instead of on sensical things!’ Sweat trickled down her face in the relentless heat and humidity of the late afternoon sun as she used the last copy of an empty disaster needs assessment

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Dividing Worlds

Tsunamis, Seawalls, and Ontological Politics in Northeast Japan

Andrew Littlejohn

forces they depended on (including the ocean itself). In Minamisanriku, a council of residents, which had been convened to discuss the town's recovery plans, accordingly wrote that they had “seen anew the limits of disaster prevention through hard

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Administrating Violence through Coal Ash Policies and Practices

Erin R. Eldridge

taken many forms over the past century in efforts to legitimize an industry wrought with disasters, falling employment levels, human suffering, violence, and widespread environmental destruction ( Eldridge 2015 ). It is only within the past decade