The Angry Earth
Disaster in Anthropological Perspective
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Angry Earth by Susanna Hoffman
Book DescriptionFrom 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415919876
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susanna Hoffman
BOLD, Paperback (December 2013)
A collection of recipes that are inspired by the cultures that shapped the American identity - and palate. From the familiar (Northern Italian) to the more unexpected (North African), it includes: Mexican, French, German, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Scandinavian and more.
Angry Earth, Hardback (November 1999)
This collection is the first to adequately explore the cultural, historical and geographical scope and complexities of the problem of disaster. It introduces a range of useful perspectives and arguments with compelling examples.
Well-filled Tortilla Cookbook, Paperback (June 1991)» View all books by Susanna Hoffman
Like a blank canvas but much tastier, the ubiquitous corn or flour tortilla is the perfect vehicle for every sort of food. A passionate feast of tacos--as well as burritos, tostadas, quesadillas, chimichangas, and the big enchilada (Red or Green Chicken)--here are over 200 recipes for well-filled tortillas. Illustrations throughout.
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Author Biography - Susanna Hoffman
Anthony Oliver-Smith is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida. He is author of The Martyred City: Death and Rebirth in the Andes (1986) and editor of Natural Disasters and Cultural Responses (1988). Susanna Hoffman is an anthropologist, filmmaker, and popular writer whose works include The Classified Man (1980) and the film Kypseli: Men and Women Apart--A Divided Reality (1974).
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