Disaster Studies: Exploring Intersectionalities in Disaster Discourse

Author:   Janki Andharia
Publisher:   Springer Verlag, Singapore
Edition:   1st ed. 2020
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9789813293410


Pages:   462
Publication Date:   09 April 2021
Format:   Paperback
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This book covers several dimensions of disaster studies as an emerging discipline. It is the inaugural book in the series 'Disaster Studies and Management' and deals with questions such as Is disaster management a field of practice, a profession, or simply a new area of study? Exploring intersectionalities, the book also examines areas of research that could help enhance the discourse on disaster management from policy and practice perspectives, revisiting conventional event-centric approaches, which are the basis for most writings on the subject. Several case studies and comparative analyses reflect a critical reading of research and practice concerning disasters and their management. The book offers valuable insights into various subjects including the challenge of establishing inter- and multi-disciplinary teams within the academia involved in disaster studies, and sociological and anthropological readings of post-disaster memoryscapes. Each of the contributors has an enduring interest in disaster studies, thus enriching the book immensely. This book will be of interest to all the students and scholars of disaster studies and disaster management, as well as to practitioners and policymakers.

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Author:   Janki Andharia
Publisher:   Springer Verlag, Singapore
Imprint:   Springer Verlag, Singapore
Edition:   1st ed. 2020
ISBN:  

9789813293410


ISBN 10:   9813293411
Pages:   462
Publication Date:   09 April 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Professor Janki Andharia is Dean of the Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies (JTSDS) at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. She has over 30 years of experience in the fields of social development, community organization and disaster studies. Her research focus is on environmental concerns, social planning and participatory development, addressing diverse forms of marginalization and vulnerabilities. She has been involved in policy work and has had a long association with grassroots organizations. She was Head of the Department of Urban and Rural Community Development at TISS for ten years before moving on as founding Chairperson of the newly created Centre for Disaster Management at TISS in 2006. Professor Andharia was awarded the Association of Commonwealth Universities Scholarship in the year 1990 to pursue her PhD. at the School of Environment Sciences, University of East Anglia UK in the area of Gender, Development and Environment. She has participated in over 20 national disaster response activities and contributed to post-disaster relief and rehabilitation, e.g. by spearheading an assignment on institutionalizing community participation, and in connection with a five-year field action project undertaken by TISS in the World Bank supported Earthquake Rehabilitation Programme after the Latur quake. In 2004, she led the TISS initiative on post-tsunami rehabilitation planning at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In 2015, Professor Andharia was accorded the Best Professor in Disaster Management Award by National Education Leadership Awards. This was in recognition of the critical leadership she provided in the establishment of a multidisciplinary Centre for Disaster Management, now a School, which introduced a new Masters programme on the subject in 2007, focusing on concerns of social and environmental justice. She was also the recipient of an award for outstanding contributions to education at the World Education Congress and its Global Awards for Excellence in Education, Leadership and Teaching in 2015. Professor Andharia has published extensively, has successfully led several international missions to forge collaborations between TISS and other Universities, and has offered special lectures both in India and abroad. Prominent among these was a partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, which now offers an on-line Certificate programme on Disaster Management in partnership with the JTSDS, TISS.

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