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書名 Disasters and politics : materials, experiments, preparedness / edited by Manuel Tironi, Israel Rodríguez-Giralt and Michael Guggenheim
出版項 Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell/The Sociological Review, 2014
國際標準書號 9781118531396 (pbk.)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HV551.2 .D576 2014    在架上    30610020438867
說明 viii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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系列 The sociological review monographs
Sociological review monograph
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"Arguing that disasters configure the political in new ways, this collection provides a truly international insight into how they can help us to understand the materiality and the pragmatics of politics. As events of radical disruption, disasters can also lead to a re-evaluation of the very definition of the political itself. In exploring these issues, the collection brings together disaster studies, with political theory and science and technology studies, to stimulate a more robust conversation between disciplines and feed into broader sociological debates. Takes an innovative approach to the relationship between disasters and the nature, composition, and effects of the political Leading experts scrutinize how events of radical disruption enable a re-evaluation and redefinition of the political, and the tools and processes through which this happens Comparative case studies give an unrivalled geographic scope, covering Australia, Europe, South America, and the United Kingdom and United States Brings together disaster studies, political theory, and science and technology studies to stimulate broader sociological debate Combines empirical and theoretical approaches to provide an essential teaching resource for graduate and postgraduate students and to open up this dynamic field for mainstream sociology researchers and academics "-- Provided by publisher
"The goal of this collection is to expand and rethink the connections between disasters and the political. Taking an innovative approach that encompasses empirical and theoretical studies, leading experts in the field explore how disasters configure the political in new ways, providing a lens for understanding what the political is and the pragmatics of politics. As events of radical disruption, disasters also enable the redefinition of the political itself, and associated notions such as controversy, crisis, and risk. The political nature of disasters is addressed from three different angles: how materials and non-human entities are engaged in disastrous politics, how disasters are measured, projected and anticipated, and how situations of radical disorganization are ordered and governed. Comparative, international case studies from the United Kingdom and the United States, along with Australia, Europe, and South America, combine science and technology studies, disaster studies, and political theory to provide an integrated account of the link between disasters and the political for researchers and academics. Together, they stimulate a more robust conversation between disciplines to feed into broader sociological debates"-- Provided by publisher
主題 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh
Crisis management -- Cross-cultural studies
Disasters -- Cross-cultural studies
Policy sciences -- Cross-cultural studies
Alt Author Tironi Rodó, Manuel
Rodriguez-Giralt, Israel
Guggenheim, Michael
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