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New Book by Alumna Virginia García-Acosta

The Anthropology of Disasters in Latin America


Virginia García-Acosta's new book offers anthropological insights into disasters in Latin America. It explores the emergence and development of anthropological studies of disasters, adopting a methodological approach based on ethnography, participant observation, and field research to assess the social and historical constructions of disasters and how these are perceived by people of a certain region. With chapters written by prominent Latin American anthropologists, this book also considers the role of the state and other nongovernmental organizations in managing disasters and the specific conditions of each country, relative to a greater or lesser incidence of disastrous events. To find out more, click here.