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Anthropological Contributions to the Study of Disasters [Chapter 8]   [open ms word - 402KB]

From the Abstract: "This chapter addresses the contributions of anthropology towards the field of disaster studies and emergency management. Anthropology's concern with the holistic study of humanity in relation to social, political, cultural, and economic contexts, as well as the breadth of its studies done internationally, seem to make it well-positioned to answer calls from within the field of disaster studies for an 'expanded horizon.' This article examines contemporary contributions and investigations, following the life-cycle of a disaster event, from pre-disaster vulnerability, conceptions of risk, individual and social responses and coping strategies, and relief management. It concludes by providing recommendations for future research."

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2005
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Federal Emergency Management Institute: https://training.fema.gov/HiEdu/docs//EMT/Anthropology and Disasters.doc
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McEntire, David A. (Ed.). Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management: The Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues and Trends from the Research Literature. Emmitsburg, MD: Emergency Management Institute, Spring 2006. ch.8
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