Table of contents
About this book
This book covers several dimensions of disaster studies as an emerging discipline. It is the inaugural book in the series ‘Disaster Studies and Management’ and deals with questions such as “Is disaster management a field of practice, a profession, or simply a new area of study?” Exploring intersectionalities, the book also examines areas of research that could help enhance the discourse on disaster management from policy and practice perspectives, revisiting conventional event-centric approaches, which are the basis for most writings on the subject. Several case studies and comparative analyses reflect a critical reading of research and practice concerning disasters and their management.
The book offers valuable insights into various subjects including the challenge of establishing inter- and multi-disciplinary teams within the academia involved in disaster studies, and sociological and anthropological readings of post-disaster memoryscapes. Each of the contributors has an enduring interest in disaster studies, thus enriching the book immensely. This book will be of interest to all the students and scholars of disaster studies and disaster management, as well as to practitioners and policymakers.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Disaster Studies
- Book Subtitle Exploring Intersectionalities in Disaster Discourse
- Series Title Disaster Studies and Management
- Series Abbreviated Title Disas.Std.&Disas.Mgmt.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9339-7
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
- Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
- eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-981-32-9338-0
- Softcover ISBN 978-981-32-9341-0
- eBook ISBN 978-981-32-9339-7
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXXI, 462
- Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
- Buy this book on publisher's site
“The idea of a book on disaster studies is fascinating and Professor Janki Andharia, has had hands on experience of working with communities and with governments. She is India's foremost scholar of disaster studies, and deserves credit for the commendable work for which she is well-acknowledged. This publication brings together a diversity of perspectives and exemplifies the widening canvas of this new and emergent discipline. I am sure that the book will be a valuable resource to the growing number of professionals working in the field of disaster/ emergency management- governments, academics, humanitarian agencies and civil society organisations.” (Professor S. Parasuraman, PhD, Ex- Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India)
“This important collection of essays reinforces the need for rigorous research and careful policy analysis. The two are skilfully intertwined in essays that capture the imperative for better analysis and honest appraisal of strategic interventions. Much of the material is from primary investigations and novel approaches, and no reader will not be influenced by the depth of understanding that the authors bring to this crucial subject of world-wide importance.” (Professor Edmund Penning-Rowsell, PhD OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University, London)