|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||Mobile Cultures of Disaster Conference - University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 22 Mar 2017 → 24 Mar 2017
https://www.unisa.edu.au/Global/EASS/hawkeeucentre/Q003170%20HRC%20Mobile%20Cultures%20of%20Disaster%20Conference%20Program%20A5-FINAL-2.pdf (Conference program)
|Conference||Mobile Cultures of Disaster Conference|
|Period||22/03/17 → 24/03/17|
|Other||According to a growing body of literature, the dangers and hazards that people around the world face in the 21st century are in many ways unparalleled. In order to confront these problems, there is a growing recognition that disasters and other social disruptions are cultural matters. This has stimulated research across the Asia-Pacific and Europe on the cultural determinants and consequences of disasters. However, the extent to which these concepts differ or intersect between various social contexts has remained less well- explored. Additionally, there is a need to further investigate how disaster cultures are mobile, in that culture is a phenomenon that circulates, as acutely evident in the rise of social media. |
The aim of the conference is to bring together prominent academics, specialists and policy analysts across the world to investigate the cultural and mobile aspects of disasters. The conference principally seeks to stimulate research on how disasters are mobile and cultural phenomena. It asks participants to consider how disasters circulate around various parts of the world. This refers to the ways in which disasters involve movement and cultural exchange in terms of how they are managed, experienced, and socially constructed.