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Author Drake, Phillip, author.

Title Indonesia and the politics of disaster : power and representation in Indonesia's mud volcano / Phillip Drake.

Published New York : Routledge, ©2017.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 188 pages) : illustrations, text file, PDF.
Series Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 83.
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 83.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The trigger debate and the politics of inquiry : was it drilling or an earthquake that caused the mud volcano? -- 2. The disaster management apparatus : managing disaster and opposition -- 3. Knowledge, power, and rift : bending information networks -- 4. The victims : testimony and the politics of environmental justice -- 5. Broadening the field of contestation : representing the mudflow in folklore, literature, and public performance -- 6. New landscapes : composing and contesting Mud Island -- Epilog : fighting for the future of the mud volcano.
Summary "Named after Lapindo Brantas, a gas exploration company that was drilling at the eruption site, the Lapindo mudflow initially burst in 2006 and continues to flow today, becoming the most expensive disaster in Indonesia's history. Using this environmental incident in Indonesia as a case study, this book explores representations of disaster in scientific reports, public discourse, literature, and other cultural forms, observing the impact of these portrayals on the ways people both undiferstand and respond to complicated environmental disasters. The author argues that power is expressed and contested in every representation of a disaster and its stakeholdifers. This book develops terminologies and perspectives that not only probe the social and ecological conditions that make disaster possible but also foster more effective and equitable strategies for adapting to a world fraught with hazards. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book makes a significant contribution to the fields of green cultural studies, disaster studies, science and technology studies and studies of political ecology in Southeast Asia"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats Also available in print format.
Subject Lapindo Brantas, PT.
Communication in the environmental sciences -- Indonesia.
Disaster relief -- Political aspects -- Indonesia -- Sidoarjo.
Emergency management -- Political aspects -- Indonesia -- Sidoarjo.
Gas well drilling -- Environmental aspects -- Indonesia -- Sidoarjo.
Mudflows -- Social aspects -- Indonesia -- Sidoarjo.
Electronic books.
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315525136
ISBN 9781315525129 (e-book: PDF) (e-book : PDF)
9781315525129 (e-book: PDF)
9781315525112 (e-book: ePub)
9781315525105 (e-book: Mobi)
9781138696204 (hardback)
9781315525136 (e-book)
9781315525105 (e-book: Mobi)
9781315525112 (e-book: ePub)
9781138696204 (hardback)