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Author Barrios, Roberto E., author

Title Governing affect : neoliberalism and disaster reconstruction / Roberto E. Barrios
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Series Anthropology of contemporary North America
Anthropology of contemporary North America.
Summary ""Governing Affect" is a transnational comparative examination of the intersection of emotions and disaster recovery in Honduras; New Orleans; Chiapas, Mexico; and Illinois"-- Provided by publisher
"Roberto E. Barrios presents an ethnographic study of the aftermaths of four natural disasters: southern Honduras after Hurricane Mitch; New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina; Chiapas, Mexico, after the Grijalva River landslide; and southern Illinois following the Mississippi River flood. Focusing on the role of affect, Barrios examines the ways in which people who live through disasters use emotions as a means of assessing the relevance of governmentally sanctioned recovery plans, judging the effectiveness of such programs, and reflecting on the risk of living in areas that have been deemed prone to disaster. Emotions such as terror, disgust, or sentimental attachment to place all shape the meanings we assign to disasters as well as our political responses to them. The ethnographic cases in Governing Affect highlight how reconstruction programs, government agencies, and recovery experts often view postdisaster contexts as opportune moments to transform disaster-affected communities through principles and practices of modernist and neoliberal development. Governing Affect brings policy and politics into dialogue with human emotion to provide researchers and practitioners with an analytical toolkit for apprehending and addressing issues of difference, voice, and inequity in the aftermath of catastrophes."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 22, 2017)
Subject Disaster relief -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Disaster relief -- Social aspects -- Honduras.
Disaster relief -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Olive Branch.
Disaster relief -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Disaster relief -- Social aspects -- Mexico -- Grijalva River Valley.
Floods -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Olive Branch.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Hurricane Mitch, 1998 -- Social aspects -- Honduras.
Landslides -- Social aspects -- Mexico -- Grijalva River Valley.
Natural disasters -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1496200144 (electronic bk.)
1496200160 (electronic bk.)
9781496200143 (electronic bk.)
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