Rural and Community Ties

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 4A KS (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC39 Sociology of Disasters (host committee)

Language: English

The rural challenges for disaster preparedness and response are certainly multi-layered. Community-based knowledge and practices may offer valuable insights to cope with and plan towards global environmental change, human-induced climate change, and related disaster risk. At the same time, disasters disrupt community ties and impact economic, social, and physical recovery. Papers in this session explore the dynamics of communities, including work, which foster resilience or expose vulnerabilities.

Session Organizer:
Morio ONDA, Ryutsu Keizai University, Japan
On the Temporal Definition of Disasters: The Need for Complexity and Balance
Eric HSU, University of South Australia, Australia
Cultures and Catastrophes - a Theoretical Framework to Evaluate the Social Context of Catastrophes
Lena BLEDAU, Freie Universität Berlin, Disaster Research Unit (DRU), Germany; Oskar MARG, Freie Universität Berlin, Disaster Research Unit (DRU), Germany