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The Resource A house of one's own : the moral economy of post-disaster aid in El Salvador, Alicia Sliwinski

A house of one's own : the moral economy of post-disaster aid in El Salvador, Alicia Sliwinski

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A house of one's own : the moral economy of post-disaster aid in El Salvador
Title
A house of one's own
Title remainder
the moral economy of post-disaster aid in El Salvador
Statement of responsibility
Alicia Sliwinski
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What happens to people after an earthquake destroys their homes? What is daily life like under a humanitarian regime? Is aid a gift or is it a form of power? A House of One's Own explores these enduring questions as they unfold in a Salvadoran town in the aftermath of the 2001 earthquakes. In a lively, intimate account of the social complexities that arise in post-disaster settings, Alicia Sliwinski recounts the trajectories of fifty families who received different forms of humanitarian aid, from emergency assistance to housing reconstruction. Drawing on seminal anthropological theories about gift giving and moral economy, the author thoughtfully discusses the complications and challenges of humanitarian action that aims to rebuild communities through participation. At the crossroads of disaster studies and the anthropology of humanitarianism, the book's insights speak to timely and recurring issues that relocated populations face in regimented and morally charged resettlement initiatives. A richly textured, analytically nuanced ethnography, A House of One's Own is a perceptive firsthand account of what happens on the ground in a post-disaster setting" -- Provided by publisher
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YDX
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1969-
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Sliwinski, Alicia
Dewey number
363.34/95097284
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV600 2001 .E47
LC item number
S65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • El Salvador Earthquakes, El Salvador, 2001
  • Earthquake relief
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • El Salvador Earthquakes (El Salvador : 2001)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief
  • El Salvador
  • 15.85 history of America
  • El Salvador
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A house of one's own : the moral economy of post-disaster aid in El Salvador, Alicia Sliwinski
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: disasters in the Valle de las Hamacas -- Theoretical underpinnings: the gift in the moral grammar of humanitarianism -- Chronicles of an earthquake -- The time of reconstruction: actors, challenges, and ideals -- Daily life on a pots-disaster reconstruction site -- Engagement and estrangement in La Hermandad -- Weathering the moral economy of aid
Control code
1012803031
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 251 pages
Isbn
9780773552913
Lccn
2017473066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1012803031
Label
A house of one's own : the moral economy of post-disaster aid in El Salvador, Alicia Sliwinski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: disasters in the Valle de las Hamacas -- Theoretical underpinnings: the gift in the moral grammar of humanitarianism -- Chronicles of an earthquake -- The time of reconstruction: actors, challenges, and ideals -- Daily life on a pots-disaster reconstruction site -- Engagement and estrangement in La Hermandad -- Weathering the moral economy of aid
Control code
1012803031
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 251 pages
Isbn
9780773552913
Lccn
2017473066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1012803031

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