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The Political Ecology of Storms in Caribbean Literature

Sharae Deckard

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Sharae Deckard explores the metaphorics and aesthetics of tropical storms and ocean-borne “disasters” in Caribbean fictions. The essay considers how Caribbean writers use ... More


Cuba’s Medical Internationalism in El Salvador since Hurricane Ida

John M. Kirk

in Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061054
eISBN:
9780813051338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061054.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In 2009 Tropical Storm Ida caused major damage in El Salvador, killing hundreds, and wreaking havoc in many communities. Based upon personal experience in the community, Kirk analyses the evolution ... More


Introduction

Craig E. Colten

in Perilous Place, Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732382
eISBN:
9781604733457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732382.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter presents a historical account that exposes the complex interplay of the numerous players in the failed effort to protect New Orleans from tropical storms. The discussions ... More


Into the Future

Timothy W. Kneeland

in Playing Politics with Natural Disaster: Hurricane Agnes, the 1972 Election, and the Origins of FEMA

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748530
eISBN:
9781501748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748530.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue highlights efforts to dissuade people from building or rebuilding in the vicinity of the Susquehanna River, as well as efforts to buy out private homes and businesses located in ... More


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