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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Critical Issues in the Anthropology of Risk and Disaster 2 [Commission on Risk and Disaster]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 30 Aug 13:45 - 15:30


Room 2.21

For the IUAES Inter-Congress of 2019, we continue our discussion of the critical issues in the anthropology of risk and disaster begun in Florianopolis. As noted before, in recent years anthropology has become a major contributor to the understanding of risk and disaster. Meanwhile, all sorts of major calamitous events have occurred or loom immanent, impacting every larger numbers of people. As the global situation has become increasingly perilous, so have the matters that have risen to anthropological concern. This panel once again explores the scope of our involvement in both subject and actuality of risk and disaster and serves to review topics, situations, and understandings. These include: the increase in disaster events, vulnerability, and driving factors; the gap between what is known and what enters policy and practice; climate change and its impacts; the expansion of nation state and NGO involvement; risk reduction and risk creation efforts and obstacles, including effects of development, urbanization, coastalization, and neo-liberal exploitation; the expanding displacement and resettlement of people; ideology, symbolism, memorials, and all other social cultural factors encompassed. The panel is open to a wide variety of contributions on different topics and coming from different regions of the world.


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    • Dr. Hoffman, Susanna (Hoffman Consulting)

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Over the past several decades, disasters of every sort become more frequent and severe across the planet. In addition, the number of people facing threatening hazards has drastically increased rather than decreased. Along with these two alarming conditions, there has come about the realization that numerous disaster recovery efforts and risk reduction endeavors have proven deficient and even worse ... More
Presented by Susanna HOFFMAN on 30/8/2019 at 13:45
The paper discusses how the nuclear power plant accident occurred on 11 March in Fukushima, Japan, affected the livestock farmers. Those who lived within a radius of 20km from the power plant were forced to immediately evacuate and euthanize all the livestock. Whereas, away from the site nearly 30km, there were livestock farmers who were forced to evacuate (more precisely, inhabitants of two villa ... More
Presented by Dr. Kyoko UEDA on 30/8/2019 at 14:05
The links between population flows, disease transmission and higher vulnerability to sexual health risks among migrant populations are well known. This paper aims to interrogate these issues in the Laotian context from a critical perspective and through the lens of “embodiment” an anthropological paradigm that analyzes the body to be considered “as a subject of culture”. First we examine i ... More
Presented by Dr. Pascale HANCART PETITET on 30/8/2019 at 14:25
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