Catastrophes in Context 2
illumination of disjunctions in field;disaster reduction;academic and expert knowledge;policies and practices of agencies;driving factors;risk construction;complexity of resettlement;importance of peoples culture;suppositions;realities;agendas;executions
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 peopleś 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.
Description / Table of Contents:
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Defining Disaster Upon Disaster: Why Risk Prevention and Disaster Response So Often Fail -- Susanna M. Hoffman -- PART I: ILLUMINATING THE FISSURES: SUPPOSITIONS, REALITIES, AGENDAS, AND EXECUTION -- Chapter 1. Unwieldy Disasters: Engaging the Multiple Gaps and Connections That Make Catastrophes -- Roberto E. Barrios -- Chapter 2. Advocacy and Accomplishment: Contrasting Challenges to Successful Disaster Risk Management -- Terry Jeggle -- Chapter 3. Natural Hazard Events into Disasters: The Gap between Knowledge, Policy, and Practice as it Affects the Built Environment -- Stephen Bender -- Chapter 4. Humanitarian Response: Ideals Meet Reality -- Adam Koons -- Chapter 5. Disaster Theory Versus Practice? It́s a Long Rocky Road - A Practitioneŕs View from the Ground -- Jane Murphy Thomas -- PART II: SITUATIONS AND EXPOSITIONS: PLIGHTS, PROBLEMS AND QUANDRIES -- Chapter 6. Slow On-Set Disaster: Climate Change and the Gaps Between Knowledge, Policy, and Practice -- Shirley J. Fiske and Elizabeth Marino -- Chapter 7. Disrupting Gendered Outcomes: Addressing Disaster Vulnerability Through Stakeholder Participation -- Brenda D. Phillips -- Chapter 8. Resettlement for Disaster Risk Reduction: Global Knowledge, Local Application -- Anthony Oliver-Smith -- Chapter 9. From Nuclear Things to Things Nuclear: Minding the Gap at the Knowledge-Policy-Practice Nexus in Post-Fallout Fukushima -- Ryo Morimoto -- Chapter 10. ́Haitians Need to be Patient́ - Notes on Policy Advocacy in Washington Following Haitís Earthquake -- Mark Schuller -- PART III: REVAMPING APPARATUS AND OUTCOME -- Chapter 11. The Scope and Importance of Anthropology and its Core Concept of Culture in Closing the Risk and Disaster Knowledge to Policy and Practice Gap -- Susanna M. Hoffman -- Chapter 12. Engaged: Applying the Anthropology of Disaster to Practitioner Settings and Policy Creation -- Katherine E. Browne, Elizabeth Marino, Heather Lazrus, and Keely Maxwell -- Chapter 13. Future Matter Matters: Disasters as a (Potential) Vehicle for Social Change. It́s About Time -- Ann Bergman -- Index --