“Disasters” have been an inter-disciplinary subject for some years. Much of the organization is found in the UK where there is a journal called “Disasters,” which deals with natural and man-made disasters, and “The Journal of Refugee Studies,” which deals mainly with war refugees. There is also a Refugee Studies Programme at Oxford.
Anthropological views are occasionally (or even often) presented in this context. There is wide concern expressed in these contexts about the role of international NGOs, and other issues raised in your post.
Thanks for this info! I didn’t know of this Disasters journal. I’ve found it here. Looks very interesting. I might blog about it later.
sir, your article is thought provoking. i too intend to work on anthropology of disaster, especially focusing upon the community resilience in the flood and cyclone hit coastal Odisha, India. please provide me some valuable dimensions for my PhD.
Interesting, cool, good luck!
Thank you very much for sharing your ideas. I am also doing my PhD on hazard-induced vulnerability in island villages (char) in Bangladesh. We can think about working jointly in future on disaster or climatic disaster. Cheers.