oa Jamba : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies - Understanding disaster governance : an anthropological Francophone contribution
Le gouvernement des catastrophes, Sandrine Revet & Julien Langumier (Eds.) : book review

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1996-1421
  • E-ISSN: 2072-845X



Cutting-edge books on disasters in French are seldom found. by Sandrine Revet and Julien Langumier is the exception to the rule. This edited volume indeed provides powerful reflections on how people, as well as institutional and political agencies, consider disasters, disaster risk reduction and post-disaster recovery. It grounds its approach in the traditions of anthropology in dialogue with cognate disciplines such as sociology and history.

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