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The Humanisation of Hazards

New Configurations and Rethinking Disaster Studies

Disaster Studies: Exploring Intersectionalities in Disaster Discourse edited by Janki Andharia, Springer Nature, 2020; pp 462, 139.

Disaster Studies: Exploring Intersectionalities in Disaster Discourse edited by Janki Andharia is an important collection of scholarly contemplations and theorisations that posits humanitarian questions about various hazards that place human life in danger.

The book is thematically divided into three large areas of inquiry. In Disaster Studies: Concepts, Contestations and Research, the focus is on how, over the years, the disciplinary boundaries of disaster management have undergone changes. This, the authors argue, has a  profound impact on both research and praxis. The papers collated under Disaster Studies: Intersectionality between Policy and Practice critically urge disaster practitioners to bridge the gaps between theory and praxis in such a way that they inform policy and ensure accountability to at-risk populations. The Making of a Disaster is a diverse set of articulations on a range of issuescascading vulnerabilities, disaster justice, questions of mining and development as well as armed conflict in fragile geographies.

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Published On : 9th Mar, 2024

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