Cultures of Disaster: Society and Natural Hazard in the by Greg Bankoff

By Greg Bankoff

during this attention-grabbing and complete learn, Greg Bankoff strains the heritage of ordinary risks within the Philippines from the documents saved by way of the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relaxation mechanisms that experience advanced to deal with those occurrences. He additionally examines the correlation among this historical past of normal failures and the social hierarchy inside of Filipino society. The consistent probability of catastrophe has been built-in into the schema of lifestyle to such an volume 'culture of catastrophe' has been formed.

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