Temporal Vulnerability and the Post-Disaster ‘Window of Opportunity to Woo:’ a Case Study of an African-American Floodplain Neighborhood after Hurricane Floyd in North CarolinaReportar como inadecuado




Temporal Vulnerability and the Post-Disaster ‘Window of Opportunity to Woo:’ a Case Study of an African-American Floodplain Neighborhood after Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina - Descarga este documento en PDF. Documentación en PDF para descargar gratis. Disponible también para leer online.

Human Ecology

pp 1–12

First Online: 17 July 2017

Abstract

After major flooding associated with Hurricane Floyd 1999 in North Carolina, mitigation managers seized upon the -window of opportunity- to woo residents to accept residential buyout offers despite sizable community resistance. I present a theoretical explanation of how post-crisis periods turn into -opportunities- based on a temporal referential theory that complements alternative explanations based on temporal coincidence, panarchy, and shock-doctrine theories. Results from fieldwork conducted from 2002 to 2004 illustrate how several temporal influences compromised collective calibration of -normalcy- in local cultural models, leading to an especially heightened vulnerability to collective surprise. Four factors particularly influenced this temporal vulnerability: 1 epistemological uncertainty of floodplain dynamics due to colonization; 2 cultural practices that maintained a casual amnesia; 3 meaning attributed to stochastic timing of floods; and 4 competitive impact of referential flood baseline attractors.

KeywordsTemporality Vulnerability Surprise Referentiality United States North Carolina Hurricane Floyd  Download fulltext PDF



Autor: Daniel H. de Vries

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







Documentos relacionados