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Author Svistova, Juliana, author.

Title Production of disaster and recovery in post-earthquake Haiti : disaster industrial complex / Juliana Svistova, Loretta Pyles
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge humanitarian studies series
Contents Discursive (re)production of disaster and recovery -- Haiti, history, and the social reproduction of vulnerability -- Political-economic (re)production of disaster and recovery : disaster industrial complex -- Non-profiteering : innovation, technology, and the problem of participation -- Chaos and order : securitization, cleansing, and displacement -- Environmental justice and extractivist disaster recovery : locating sustainability -- Silences, solidarity, and resistance : psychosocial recovery, spirituality, and mutual aid -- Dismantling the disaster industrial complex : praxis for a people's recovery -- Appendix: Guiding philosophical assumptions, interpretive frameworks, and methods
Summary "Natural disasters have long been seen as naturally generated events, but as scientific, technological, and social knowledge of disasters has become more sophisticated, the part that people play in disaster events has become more apparent. Production of Disaster and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti demonstrates how social processes impact disasters as they unfold, through the distribution of power and resources, the use of discourses and images of disaster, and the economic and social systems and relations which underlie affected communities. The authors show how these processes played out in post-earthquake Haiti to set in motion the mechanics of the disaster industrial complex to re/produce disasters and recovery rather than bringing sustainable change. The book reveals that disaster and recovery rhetoric helped create fertile conditions for neoliberal disaster governance, militarized and digital humanitarianism, non-profiteering, and disaster opportunism to flourish while further disenfranchising marginalized populations. However, the Haiti earthquake, as is the case with all disaster sites, was ripe with mutual aid, community building, and collective action, all of which further local resilience. The authors seek to re-construct dominant discourses, policies, and practices to advance equitable, participatory partnerships with local community actors and propose a praxis for a people's recovery as an action-oriented framework for resisting the transnational disaster industrial machinery. The authors argue for new synergies in policymaking and program development that can respond to emergencies and plan for true long-term, sustainable development after disasters that focuses as much on humans and the natural world as it does on economic progress. Production of Disaster and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti will be of great interest to students and scholars of disaster studies, humanitarian studies, development studies, Haitian studies, geography and environmental studies, as well as to non-governmental organizations, humanitarians, and policy makers."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Haiti Earthquake (2010)
Earthquake relief -- Social aspects -- Haiti
Economic development -- Social aspects -- Haiti
Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010.
Humanitarian assistance -- Social aspects -- Haiti
Economic development -- Social aspects.
Social conditions.
Haiti -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Form Electronic book
Author Pyles, Loretta, author.
LC no. 2018000402
ISBN 131530600X