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Coping with disaster: agency and resilience in the Asia- Pacific context

Jurriens, Edwin; Sakai, Minako; Thornton, Alec; Zhang, Jian


In this book, we focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Considering the scale and diversity of the region, it would be ambitious, or rather controversial, to think of the �Asia Pacific� as a political, social or cultural entity. We follow Hewitt�s notion of the �geographicalness� of disasters, which interconnects geography or place with human actions and experiences (Hewitt 1997: 40-2). In climatologic, geologic and geopolitical terms, the various countries in the region do share a common...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific: Agency and resilience


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