In the Shadow of Tungurahua: Disaster Politics in Highland Ecuador
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In the Shadow of Tungurahua is about the people of Penipe, Ecuador living in and between several villages around the volcano Tungurahua and two resettlement communities built for people displaced following volcanic eruptions in 1999 and 2006. The book challenges prevailing ideas about how disasters are produced and reproduced. The disasters unfolding around Tungurahua also provide lessons in the humanitarian politics of disaster—deservingness, inequality, and bare life. But this is also a story of how people responded to confront hardships and craft new futures, about forms of cooperation in disaster, and the potential for locally derived disaster recovery.
Rutgers University Press