Cultures of Disaster: Society and Natural Hazard in the Philippines

1st Edition

Greg Bankoff

Routledge
Published April 10, 2015
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138879263 - CAT# Y179793

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Summary

In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history of natural disasters and the social hierarchy within Filipino society. The constant threat of disaster has been integrated into the schema of daily life to such an extent that a 'culture of disaster' has been formed.

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