Catastrophes in Context
Gregory V. Button, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Anthony Oliver-Smith, University of Florida
Mark Schuller, Northern Illinois University
Catastrophes in Context aims to bring critical attention to the social, political, economic, and cultural structures that create disasters, out of natural hazards or political events, and that shape the responses. Combining long-term ethnographic fieldwork typical of anthropology and increasingly adopted in similar social science disciplines such as geography and sociology with a comparative frame that enlightens global structures and policy frameworks, Catastrophes in Context includes monographs and edited volumes that bring critical scrutiny to the multiple dimensions of specific disasters and important policy/practice questions for the field of disaster research and management. Theoretically innovative, our goal is to publish readable, lucid texts to be accessible to a wide range of audiences across academic disciplines and specifically practitioners and policymakers.
For more information about this series and information about submissions, please consult this guide.
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Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment
Stephen O. BenderPublished: 2021
Going Forward by Looking Back
Archaeological Perspectives on Socio-Ecological Crisis, Response, and Collapse
Edited by Felix Riede and Payson SheetsPublished: 2020
Disaster Upon Disaster
Exploring the Gap Between Knowledge, Policy and Practice
Edited by Susanna M. Hoffman and Roberto E. BarriosPublished: 2019
Edited by Gregory V. Button and Mark SchullerPublished: 2016