The Impact of Disasters on Cultural and Livelihood Survival and Material Goods

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 4A KS (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC39 Sociology of Disasters (host committee)

Language: English

Disasters have immediate and long-term impacts on communities. Disruptions to life-ways alter the relationship between people and the material objects used for economic exchange, religious and spiritual life, replication of cultural identity, and artistic expression. These impacts can be experienced in public and private spheres and have short- or long-term impacts. They can provide unanticipated opportunities for growth and adaption, mitigation of threat to livelihood or cultural survival, or result in community collapse. 
This session seeks to explore the interconnections between communities, objects of cultural expression, and change in the face of disasters. Research that discusses any segment in a disaster event (before, during, or after) is welcome.
Session Organizer:
Ziqiang HAN, Sichuan University, China
The Production of Material Goods As Resilience Adaptation By Impelled Migrants in Malawi
Michele COMPANION, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, USA
Patterns of Relocation and Livelihood Change of Aboriginal and Han Chinese Communities after Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan
Jing-Chein LU, Central Police University, Taiwan; Chuan-Chung DENG, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, Taiwan, Taiwan