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Explicar el desastre: las múltiples interpretaciones de una catástrofe “natural” en Venezuela (1999)

Abstract : THE SENSE OF DISASTER: MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS OF A “NATURAL” CATASTROPHE IN VENEZUELA -- In 1999 mud slides devastated the Venezuelan coast line. Subsequently many efforts were attempted to explain the event and to give it some meaning. This collective enterprise of signification enabled not only the victims but the whole country to define what could be done in order that such a tragedy should not reoccur. The tools used to deal with the catastrophe involve different frameworks of thought and action. This paper sheds some light about how religious symbolism, naturalist thinking and risk discourses coexist and are each in turn appealed to by different involved actors such as state institutions, the church, locals, journalists and politicians.
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Sandrine Revet. Explicar el desastre: las múltiples interpretaciones de una catástrofe “natural” en Venezuela (1999). Los aludes torrenciales de 1999 en Vargas, 20 anos después, IMF Facultatd de Ingenieria UCV; Academia Nacional de la Ingenieria y el Habitat, pp.509 - 521, 2021, 9789801816089. ⟨hal-03380910⟩

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