La Antropología de los desastres en América Latina

Ciudad de México: Centro de Investigaciones y Estidios Supriores en Antropología Social, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, El Colegio de Michoacán, Editorial Gedoisa Mexicana, 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 368p., maps, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #78734
ISBN: 9786078231737

Translated into Spanish. Original title: The Anthropology of Disasters in Latin America: State of the Art

This book offers an anthropological perspective of disasters in Latin America. It fills a gap in the literature on the subject, by simultaneously providing a national and regional perspective on the matter. In essence, the book explores the birth and evolution of anthropological studies on disasters. It adopts a methodological approach based on ethnography, participant observation and field research, to document the historical and social construction of disasters, as well as their perception by those who inhabit these regions. This regional perspective contributes to documenting long-term dynamics, regional capacities, and regional-global interaction in the impacted spaces. With chapters written by established Latin American anthropologists, This book also documents the role of states and non-governmental organizations in disaster management, as well as the specific conditions prevailing in each country according to the greater or lesser incidence of disastrous events. With a global perspective of the existing literature on disasters focused on Latin America, this book offers at the same time a multidisciplinary incursion that will be of great interest to scholars in anthropology, geography, sociology and political science.

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