The Sociological Review Monographs 62/1: Disasters and Politics: Materials, Experiments, Preparedness - The Sociological Review Monographs (Paperback)SOM (editor)
Paperback 260 Pages / Published: 25/04/2014
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Winner of the 2014 Amsterdamska Award by the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology! Arguing that disasters configure the political in new ways, this collection provides a truly international insight into how they can help us to understand the materiality and the pragmatics of politics. As events of radical disruption, disasters can also lead to a re-evaluation of the very definition of the political itself. In exploring these issues, the collection brings together disaster studies, with political theory and science and technology studies, to stimulate a more robust conversation between disciplines and feed into broader sociological debates. * Takes an innovative approach to the relationship between disasters and the nature, composition, and effects of the political * Leading experts scrutinize how events of radical disruption enable a re-evaluation and redefinition of the political, and the tools and processes through which this happens * Comparative case studies give an unrivalled geographic scope, covering Australia, Europe, South America, and the United Kingdom and United States * Brings together disaster studies, political theory, and science and technology studies to stimulate broader sociological debate * Combines empirical and theoretical approaches to provide an essential teaching resource for graduate and postgraduate students and to open up this dynamic field for mainstream sociology researchers and academics
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 229 x 155 x 13 mm
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