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Disasterland

An Ethnography of the International Disaster Community

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sandrine Revet
    Pages 1-22
  3. Genealogy and Iconography of the “Natural” Disaster World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Sandrine Revet
      Pages 25-51
  4. The Forging of an International World of “Natural” Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Sandrine Revet
      Pages 83-124
  5. Confronting “Natural” Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Sandrine Revet
      Pages 159-185
    3. Sandrine Revet
      Pages 187-208
    4. Sandrine Revet
      Pages 209-213
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-236

About this book

Introduction

This book analyses the making of the international world of ‘natural’ disasters by its professionals. Through a long-term ethnographic study of this arena, the author unveils the various elements that are necessary for the construction of an international world: a collective narrative, a shared language, and standardized practices. The book analyses the two main framings that these professionals use to situate themselves with regards to a disaster: preparedness and resilience, arguing that the making of the world of ‘natural’ disasters reveals how heterogeneous, conflicting, and sometimes competing elements are put together. 

 

Sandrine Revet is Research Professor at CERI Sciences Po, France. 


Keywords

natural disasters disaster management risk management humanitarian organizations ngos international professionals

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ParisFrance

About the authors

Sandrine Revet is Research Professor at CERI Sciences Po, France. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Disasterland
  • Book Subtitle An Ethnography of the International Disaster Community
  • Authors Sandrine Revet
  • Series Title The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
  • Series Abbreviated Title The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41582-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-41581-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-41584-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-41582-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 236
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International Relations Theory
    Globalization
    Development Studies
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