The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy

Disasterland

An Ethnography of the International Disaster Community

Authors: Revet, Sandrine

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  • Compares the ways in which natural disaster is framed at local and international levels
  • Looks critically at the actors involved in representations of disaster
  • Analyzes the plurality of interpretations and implementations in response to natural disasters
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This book analyses the making of the international world of ‘natural’ disasters by its professionals. Through a long-term ethnographic study of this arena, the author unveils the various elements that are necessary for the construction of an international world: a collective narrative, a shared language, and standardized practices. The book analyses the two main framings that these professionals use to situate themselves with regards to a disaster: preparedness and resilience, arguing that the making of the world of ‘natural’ disasters reveals how heterogeneous, conflicting, and sometimes competing elements are put together. 


About the authors

Sandrine Revet is Research Professor at CERI Sciences Po, France. 

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“Disasterland is a great book not only for scholars interested in international organisations, transnational professionals and disaster risk reduction, but also practitioners, as it offers to bring practical reflexivity in the work of disaster professionals. … the book is accessible to a wide range of audiences and avoids academic jargon as much as possible, while leading the reader through an intellectual journey into the work of disaster professionals ‘behind the scenes’.” (Kari De Pryck, European Review of International Studies ERIS, Vol. 8, 2021)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disasterland
Book Subtitle
An Ethnography of the International Disaster Community
Authors
Translated by
Throssel, K., Schoch, C.
Series Title
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41582-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41582-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41581-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-41584-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 236
Number of Illustrations
14 illustrations in colour
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