By Mark D. Anderson
In the aftermath of catastrophe, literary and different cultural representations
of the development can play a job within the renegotiation of political energy. In Disaster
Writing, Mark D. Anderson analyzes 4 normal failures in Latin the US that
bought nationwide value and symbolism via literary mediation: the 1930 cyclone in the
Dominican Republic, volcanic eruptions in imperative the United States, the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City,
and ordinary drought in northeastern Brazil.
Taking a comparative and
interdisciplinary method of the catastrophe narratives, Anderson explores ideas comparable to the
social development of chance, panorama as political and cultural geography, vulnerability as the
convergence of average possibility and social marginalization, and the cultural mediation of trauma
and loss. He indicates how the political and old contexts recommend a scientific hyperlink between
ordinary catastrophe and cultural politics.
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