Recovering Disaster

Country: Australia

City: Adelaide

Abstr. due: 15.12.2018

Dates: 11.07.19 — 13.07.19

Area Of Sciences: Sociology;

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From hurricanes to floods, to the toxic impact of nuclear explosions, while the initial impact is levelling, it is in the recovery effort that social, political and cultural distinctions rise to the surface, exposing prejudice and privilege alike.

Recovering Disaster is a three-day interdisciplinary, international conference that will examine historical and recent recovery efforts after natural and human-made environmental disasters. Going beyond the borders of an academic conference, we seek to engage across community outreach and social activism, as well as public policy. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The psycho-social impact of recovery on communities
  • The politics of recovery and governmental roles
  • Social privilege and recovery
  • Intersections of race, gender, class and culture in representations of recovery
  • After-lives of recovery: is recovery ever complete?

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