DISASTERS IN POPULAR CULTURES
Languages: English, French, Italian
Vol. 2, No. 1, April 2019
Generations pass on to each other a specific selection of memories, which is a “memory of the lived experience”. Through that narrative, the story of the present is measured day by day with forms of existential precariousness, in a vision of risk which is conceived as a perennial societal state. By investigating popular and oral literature, focus on narratives related to risk and disasters, as described in the social imaginary, from the most remote eras to the most stringent current affairs, this book is a precious element for a comprehensive reconstruction of cultural resources have allowed to face and manage material and spiritual concerns and problems arising from disasters.
AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION POLICIES
Vol. 1, No. 2, December 2018
Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies collects 14 original essays, of authors from all around the World, exploring strategies and ability of local communities to adjust to natural hazard and disasters. The volume, fostering the current scientific debate on disaster ecology, muses about the need for Homo sapiens to define its rights and responsibilities in environmental dynamics, including extreme events and disasters. In the end, the reflections about how to deal with hazard, vulnerability and disasters, highlights the ethical nature of disaster risk reduction; control of nature or adaptation to its cycles?
Francesco De Pascale
Kalenge Nguvulu Chris
LA REPUBBLICA DEMOCRATICA DEL CONGO:
Conflitti e problematiche socio-territoriali
Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2018
Since 1996, the Democratic Republic of Congo has fallen into a war and political crisis that is still ongoing. Its mineral resources have fueled a predatory economy that has involved the neighboring countries, particularly Uganda and Rwanda. But Congo’s problems have deeper roots: the current crisis is also the reverberation of a particularly violent colonial past that is still casting heavy shadows on the present. The war has caused millions of deaths and currently the country runs the risk of an authoritarian takeover. Starting from different disciplinary approaches, the authors of this book provide some key concepts to understand one of the most complex and violent crises in our contemporary world.