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The Frequency and Impact of Natural Disasters

Debarati Guha-Sapir, Olivia D’Aoust, Femke Vos, and Philippe Hoyois

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The world is facing the impact of natural disasters on human lives and economy on a colossal scale. In 2008, 321 disasters killed 235,816 people, affected 211 million others and cost a total of ... More


Sakyo Komatsu’s Planetary Imagination: Reading Virus and The Day of Resurrection

Tatsumi Takayuki

in Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041754
eISBN:
9780252050428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041754.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores major works of Sakyo Komatsu, one of the Founding Fathers of contemporary Japanese science fiction, with special emphasis on his 1964 novel The Day of Resurrection, along with ... More


Natural Disasters Promote Unity

Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson

in Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures: Eight Long-Range Scenarios

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028899
eISBN:
9780262328722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028899.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This eighth scenario is marked by low energy prices, weak growth, and global harmony. A series of catastrophic natural disasters bring disparate countries together in humanitarian relief efforts ... More


The "Norwich Explosion" of 1817: A Local Tragedy of National Significance

John Armstrong and David M. Williams

in The Impact of Technological Change: The Early Steamship in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497377
eISBN:
9781786944474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497377.003.0013
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter is a case study of the ‘Norwich Explosion’ of 1817, in which an engine boiler on the steamboat Telegraph exploded and caused several crew and passenger deaths. It seeks to distinguish ... More


The Price We Pay for Progress

Andrew W. Kahrl

in Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628721
eISBN:
9781469628745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628721.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter follows the demise of Jim Crow and rise of the modern Sunbelt and examines its impact on African American coastal landowners and coastal ecologies. It does so by telling the histories of ... More


Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Backwater Blues offers a critique of long-standing ideas of African American environmental complacency by showing the ways in which black commentators from W.E.B. Du Bois to Bessie Smith provided an ... More


John Lee Hooker’s Blues

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Introduction discusses the many floods in the Delta counties, standardization of levees, and introduces the 1927 flood.


Down the Line: Blues Brilliance, Displacement, and Living under the Shadow of Levees

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter I situates the blues as a universal theory for re-evaluating the social experiences of truth for black people during the 1927 flood, primarily focusing on the meaning of citizenship and ... More


Burning Waters Rise: Richard Wright’s Blues Voice and the Double Environmental Burden of Race

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter II redefines the importance of Richard Wright’s protest literature and environmental blues voice through two short stories he published on the 1927 flood, “The Man Who Saw the Flood” and ... More


Racialized Charity and the Militarization of Flood Relief in Postwar America

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter III recasts the 1927 flood as a watershed moment in the nation’s consciousness of responding to disasters. As the country made the transition into peace after World War I, Americans were ... More


Where Sixteen Railroads Meet the Sea: Migration and the Making of Houston’s Frenchtown

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter IV argues how the 1927 flood shaped broader migration patterns, particularly the movement of self-described Creoles of color from Southwest Louisiana to Houston. In the process, migrants ... More


Every Day Seems Like Murder Here: The Mississippi Flood Control Project in New Deal–Era America

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter V focuses on the NAACP’s central role in exposing the mis-treatment of black levee camp workers under the federally-funded Mississippi Flood Control Project. In response to the 1927 flood, ... More


When the Levee Breaks

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

A substantial Afterword then presents the case that the recognition of contemporary artists’ contribution to the wider project of the posthumanities might challenge the view held in some quarters ... More


The Humanitarian Market

Gilles Carbonnier

in Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster, and the Global Aid Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491543
eISBN:
9780190638467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491543.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The second chapter examines the humanitarian marketplace. It explores how humanitarian demand, needs, supply and value chains have evolved since the end of the Cold War. The market has been booming ... More


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