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Nonadaptive Systems: 2001 Bhuj, Gujarat, India, Earthquake; 2004 Sumatra, Indonesia, Earthquake/Tsunami; And 2010 Haïti Earthquake Response Systems

Louise K. Comfort

in The Dynamics of Risk: Changing Technologies and Collective Action in Seismic Events

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691165370
eISBN:
9780691186023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165370.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter outlines the findings and analysis for nonadaptive systems. Specifically, it looks at the three nonadaptive seismic response systems developed following the 2001 Bhuj, Gujarat, India, ... More


Literature of Reconstruction: An Architextual Assessment of Post-Earthquake Haiti in Yanick Lahens’s Failles and Guillaume et Nathalie

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Whereas, on the heels of a devastating hurricane’s passing, the final pages of Maximin’s L’Île et une nuit (Chapter 4) hint at both architectural and architextual (re)building in the wake of ... More


P.S.: A Coda

Ivy G. Wilson

in Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479857722
eISBN:
9781479818334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857722.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter cites Haiti—its shadow relationship to the United States; its minor and minoritarian archives; its role as a ligament in the body of hemispheric history—to draw parallels ... More


Past and Present Matter(s): Vernacular Architecture, the Caribbean House, and the Building Blocks of Literature

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As a complement to the in-depth literary analyses that follow, Chapter 1 begins by examining a bona fide architectural structure, the Haitian gingerbread house, as a literal—i.e. ... More


Don’t Teach me to Fish: What’s Wrong with Gift-Charity?

Susan R. Holman

in Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199827763
eISBN:
9780199345359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827763.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 opens with the story of a missionary helicopter raining down bread on victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Considering the outrage that followed this demeaning “gift-charity,” the ... More


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