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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 239–259.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Chika Watanabe Abstract There is a growing trend to prepare children for future disasters. A Japanese nonprofit organization has developed an event called Iza! Kaeru Caravan , which includes games that teach children and their families how to survive disasters, from earthquakes to floods. Many...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 375–386.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Howard S. Becker Disasters highlight the way societies allocate resources for expected troubles, a more variable process than it might appear. Similar processes occur in the formation of collections, both personal ones such as books and shoes and the more general ones that characterize societies...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
... by a heterogeneous movement of corporations as well as nonprofit organizations, they attempt to respond to poverty and disaster through ethical design. References Architecture for Humanity , ed. 2006 . Design like you give a damn: Architectural responses to humanitarian crises . New York : Metropolis Books...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 185–216.
Published: 01 January 2012
... for private-sector market solutions to entrenched inequality and need in the United States, this article offers insights on another way that poverty is created and sustained. Nearly six years after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, many residents are still trying to recover, while others have...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 369–377.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of these respatializations on New Orleans as a place. The images in the essay provide a textured look at the way political economies can be visualized not only geographically but also as part of the ordinary experience of everyday life in a city still and always posited as “recovering” from hurricanes and other disasters...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 281–304.
Published: 01 May 2015
... (disaster, security, energy, and transportation) across four cities of the global South (Bogotá, Karachi, Accra, and Johannesburg). In each city, uncertainty is produced by historical conditions and productive of future possibilities. 2015 cities governance infrastructure planning uncertainty...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 393–403.
Published: 01 September 2023
... commitments to climate governance. Initially conceived by political leaders advising on disaster risk reduction at a 2013 UN General Assembly meeting, the IDF recognizes financial institutions, practices, and devices as integral to addressing climate change. Through its activities and investments in an open...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 317–350.
Published: 01 May 2016
... disasters infrastructure innovation resilience disasters In the fall of 2014, Rebuild by Design, an initiative of President Barack Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, convened an international working group of experts to advance a global conversation on resiliency, design, and politics...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., brush fires, coastal erosion, earthquakes, mass killings, et cetera. We can relax and enjoy these disasters because in our hearts we feel that California deserves whatever it gets. Californians invented the concept of life-style...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 257–263.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Craig Calhoun Duke University Press 2006 D O X A AT L A R G E The Privatization of Risk Craig Calhoun The Hurricane Katrina disaster shocked Americans, at least...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 247–271.
Published: 01 May 2007
... disasters in Somalia, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere, he said, but never expected to see images like these in the United States: widespread looting, hungry refugees, corpses left on the street to decompose. Toward the end of the interview, Rose...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 319–330.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of society.” Locally, a Minamisōma resident once expressed her growing mistrust of what was presented to her as science this way: “If scientific uncertainty led to social anxiety, wouldn't scientists be accountable for causing a social disaster? People talked about how the TEPCO nuclear accident was a human...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 177–191.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... For the other 99.8 percent of Americans, the disaster was a media experience with lasting implica- tions for the public opinion and action. The aftermath of Katrina and its media experience point to a series of visual limitations that traditional...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 129–133.
Published: 01 May 2021
... through the Apocalypse: Preparing Children for Mass Disasters in Japan and Chile,” Watanabe analyzes neighborhood disaster-preparedness events where kids play games that teach them evacuation procedures and survival skills. This ludic arrangement is a tacit acknowledgment that disasters are in the future...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 105–108.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of finance through microloans. Similarly, Adams examines disaster capitalism as a process whereby catastrophes, and their disproportionate impact on poor communities, are turned into market opportunities for profit. This, as Elyachar notes...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
... like a disaster. For this word, too, has a unique astrological ancestry: “Through a Middle French transformation of the Italian term disastro , which means ‘ill-starred’ or ‘bad-planet,’ it in turn has origins in Latin ( astrum ) and still earlier in Greek ( astron )” ( Gordon and Gordon 2009 : 7...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 235–260.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., as cultural studies scholar Roger Luckhurst (2015b : 167) notes, the zombie has “entered the global bloodstream to become an instantly recognized metaphor around the world . . . a paradigmatic allegorical mode for imagining the multiple disasters that threaten human society and the planet.” Yet, whereas...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... 2016 adaptation cities climate change disaster relocation Most people say, “I’m not leaving.” You know, it’s what Americans do: they wave a flag and say, “We are strong, we’ll persevere, we’ll build it back, we’ll be better, we’ll be stronger.” [But] we knew different. We knew different...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... goals, he clearly raised climate change to the top of the political agenda. Despite a cloud of uncertainty hanging over city hall—Petro’s opponents tirelessly sought to remove him from office—his administration took action. The municipal agency that once specialized in disaster prevention and response...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 415–441.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for interviews. (Even if I accessed such information, I could be prosecuted for making it public.) Disaster response or management is not taken into consideration by the working group on climate change adaptation, confirming a construction of risk that discounts out of hand the possibility of tropical cyclones...
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