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Cultures of Disaster
By Greg Bankoff

Cultures of Disaster

Society and Natural Hazard in the Philippines

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Cultures of Disaster by Greg Bankoff

Book Description

In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history of natural disasters and the social hierarchy within Filipino society. The constant threat of disaster has been integrated into the schema of daily life to such an extent that a 'culture of disaster' has been formed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700717613
ISBN-10: 0700717617
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Greg Bankoff

Greg Bankoff is Senior Lecturer in Southeast Asian History at the University of Auckland. His previous books include Crime Society and the State in Nineteenth-Century Philippines (Hawaii University Press: 1996).

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