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Culture and disasters

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  • UserRory Walshe (Geography), Julie Morin (Geography), Roger Abbott (The Faraday Institute for Science & Religion)
  • ClockMonday 23 November 2020, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseZoom.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Camilla Penney.

It is increasingly recognised that culture plays a critical role in the way different groups prepare for, respond to, and recover from, disasters. Yet disaster policies still often overlook or misunderstand culture. This seminar will present case studies of the role of culture in disasters and will discuss the wider implications for research and policy.

Questions addressed will include:

  • What does culture mean in the context of disasters?
  • How do different cultural contexts influence response and recovery to disasters?
  • How can cultural context be used and understood to reduce disaster risk?
  • How should disaster risk reduction efforts balance cultural and other impacts?

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This talk is part of the Cambridge Disaster Research Network series.

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