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Capitalizing on Catastrophe

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Capitalizing on Catastrophe critically explores the phenomenon of 'disaster capitalism,' in which relief efforts for natural disa... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Zusammenfassung Capitalizing on Catastrophe critically explores the phenomenon of 'disaster capitalism,' in which relief efforts for natural disasters and other large-scale disruptions are contracted out to private companies.

Autorentext

Nandini Gunewardena is adjunct professor at Western Washington University. Mark Schuller is assistant professor of anthropology and African American studies at the City University of New York.



Klappentext

Explores the phenomenon of disaster capitalism, in which relief efforts for natural disasters and other large-scale disruptions are contracted out to private companies.



Inhalt

Part 1 Part I. Framing the Capitalization of Catastrophes Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Human Security versus Neoliberal Approaches to Disaster Recovery Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Deconstructing the Disaster after the Disaster: Conceptualizing Disaster Capitalism Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Through a Glass, Darkly: Humanitarianism and Empire Part 5 Part II. Tourism as Reconstruction Chapter 6 Chapter 4. International Tourism and Disaster Capitalism: The Case of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Peddling Paradise, Rebuilding Serendib: The 100-Meter Refugees versus the Tourism Industry in Post-tsunami Sri Lanka Chapter 8 Chapter 6. The Resilience of Vulnerable Households: Adjusting to Neoliberal Capitalism in the Aftermath of Hurricane Iris Part 9 Part III. Exposing Katrina: Class, Race, and Displacement Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Race, Class, and the Politics of Death: Critical Responses to Hurricane Katrina Chapter 11 Chapter 8. Disaster, Displacement and Employment: Distortion of Labor Markets During Post-Katrina Reconstruction Chapter 12 Chapter 9. Class Inequality, Liberal Bad Faith, and Neoliberalism: the True Disaster of Katrina Part 13 Part IV. Prolonging Recovery: Bypassing Accountability and Transparency Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Capitalization of Post-9/11 Recovery Chapter 15 Chapter 11. The Foul Odor of Capital: The Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal, India Part 16 Part V. Dividends of Conflict: Reconstruction as Reform Chapter 17 Chapter 12. "Haiti is Finished!" Haiti's End of History Meets the Ends of Capitalism Chapter 18 Chapter 13. After the Storm: The Aftermath of Guatemala's Post-Civil War Part 19 Part VI. Conclusion: Envisioning Alternatives: Seven Pragmatic Proposals to Advance Human Security in Disaster Assistance and Recovery

Produktinformationen

Titel: Capitalizing on Catastrophe
Untertitel: Neoliberal Strategies in Disaster Reconstruction
Editor:
EAN: 9780759111028
ISBN: 978-0-7591-1102-8
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: AltaMira Press,U.S.
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Gewicht: 585g
Größe: H239mm x B161mm x T23mm
Jahr: 2008

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