The Angry Earth: Disaster in Anthropological Perspective

1st Edition

Anthony Oliver-Smith, Susanna Hoffman

Published October 11, 1999
ISBN 9780415919876 - CAT# RT1880

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From hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes to oil spills and nuclear accidents, natural and technological disasters have become increasingly frequent and destructive across the planet. This ground-breaking collection of essays explores how various cultures in different historical moments have responded to calamity, offering new insights into the complex relationship between society and environment. Through case studies of communities in Great Britain, the Mediterranean, Asia and the Americas, contributors examine issues ranging from the social and political factors that set the stage for disaster, to the cultural processes experienced by survivors, to the long-term impact of disasters on culture and society.


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