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Rethinking post-disaster recovery, socio-anthropological perspectives on repairing environments, edited by Laura Centemeri, Sezin Topçu and J. Peter Burgess

"This book presents an original interdisciplinary approach to the study of the so-called 'recovery phase' in disaster management, centered on the notion of repairing. The volume advances thinking on disaster recovery that goes beyond institutional and managerial challenges, descriptions, and analyses. It encourages socially, politically, and ethically engaged questioning of what it means to recover after disaster. At the center of this analysis, contributions examine the diversity of processes of repairing through which recovery can take place, and the varied meanings actors attribute to repair at different times and scales of such processes. It also analyses the multiple arenas (juridical, expert, political) in which actors are engaged in struggles of sense-making over the "what-ness" of a disaster and the paths for recovery. These struggles are interlinked with interest-based and power-based ones which maintain structural conditions of inequality and exploitation, pre-existing social hierarchies and established forms of marginality. The work uses case studies from all over the world, cutting-edge theoretical discussions, and original empirical research to put critical and interpretative approaches in social sciences into dialogue, opening the venue for innovative approaches in the study of environmental disasters. This book will be of much interest to students of disaster management, sociology, anthropology, law and philosophy"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover Page -- Half Title Page -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents Page -- List of Figures Page -- List of Contributors Page -- Acknowledgements Page -- Introduction: Recovery, resilience and repairing: for a non-reductionist approach to the complexity of post-disaster situations -- Part I Repairing slow disasters -- 1 The economy of compensation and struggle for reparation: The case of Formosa Plastics in Taiwan -- 2 Repairing the ir-repairable: 'Geo-biological' recovery of environments after a nuclear disaster -- 3 After the (Green) Revolution comes (ecological) restoration: Scientists and peasants in Pontal do Paranapanema, Brazil -- Part II Everyday life, justice and memories in recovery after disasters -- 4 Repairing as struggle for narrative justice: The dam failure of Vega de Tera, Spain (1959-2019) -- 5 Preparing for future pandemics and repairing vulnerable environments: Consequences of the 1997 bird flu outbreak in Hong Kong -- 6 Broken techno-ecological systems and art as reparative gestures -- 7 Plurality of temporalities, complexity and contingency in repairing after dam failures in Minas Gerais -- Part III The role of law in repairing environments -- 8 A green criminological approach to environmental victimization and reparation: A case for environmental restorative justice -- 9 Reenact, commemorate and make amends after storm Xynthia through a judicial dispositif -- 10 Victims and the ecologies of reparation dispositifs in the contaminated growth hormone case: Comparative perspectives on recovery after a health disaster -- 11 Conclusion: Disaster recovery and the repairing perspective - between theory and practice -- Index
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1 online resource (255 pages)
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