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Forgetting Flooding?: Post-disaster economy and embedded remembrance in suburban Santa Fe, Argentina
CRISMART Försvarshögskolan .ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0739-6098
2017 (English)In: Nature and Culture, ISSN 1558-6073, E-ISSN 1558-5468, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 27-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Flooding has long been a recurrent problem in the Argentinian city of Santa Fe, mainly affecting the poverty-stricken suburban outskirts. In 2003 one of the worst floods ever occurred, which also affected residents in the middle income sectors who had never been flooded before and who reacted with an extraordinary process of commemoration and protest against the government for its lax disaster management. Paradoxically, most other past disastrous floods in the city’s history seem to dwell in the shadows of social oblivion. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in the years 2004–2011, this article analyzes how local flood memories are made through daily life practices and places in the suburban outskirts, more than through public commemorations, which has implications for vulnerability and risk.

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2017. Vol. 12, no 1, p. 27-45
Keywords [en]
disaster, flooding, oblivion, local economy, vulnerability, resilience
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Social Anthropology
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Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan; Cultural Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-350794DOI: 10.3167/nc.2017.120103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-350794DiVA, id: diva2:1216280
Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-21

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