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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT358H1
Professor
Rudzik
Semester
Winter

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Anthropology Readings Andrew Lakoff From Disaster to Catastrophe The Limits to PreparednessConditions following Katrina challenged American idea of preparedness for disasterPreparedness as security finds common support whereas racial inequality concentrated urban poverty the social isolation of the elderly the shortsightedness of environmental planning on the Gulf Coast or endemic governmental corruption not widely seen as issues requiring state interventiontwo imperatives population security and nationstate securitypopulation securitymechanisms work to collectivize individual riskof illness accident infirmity poverty National security seeks to defend the territorial integrity of a nationstate against outside enemies through military and other meansThe intersection of the legacy of Cold War era civil defense with the expanding field of emergency management has provided the basis for many of the practices now associated with preparednessCold War era defense structured around rise of novel forms of warfare attacks on civil and industrial centres nuclear attackhow to maintain the nations warfighting and postwar recuperation capacities even in the face of a devastating attackFEMAconsolidated federal emergency management and civil defense functions under the rubric of allhazards planningPost 911 FEMA absorbed into Departmen
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