Dr Lucy Easthope has had a chapter published in a new book ‘Disaster and Politics: Materials, Experiments, Preparedness’.

Published by Wiley-Blackwell and The Sociological Review Monograph Series, the book is to be officially launched on Friday, 4th April.

Dr Easthope’s chapter ‘Technologies of recovery: plans, practices and entangled politics in disaster’ was written in collaboration with Professor Maggie Mort from Lancaster University.

The chapter states: “Recovery practices following the loss of home, sense of security, space and possessions, have recently become a focus of UK government attention. How people recover from disasters is seen to have a direct bearing on individual, community and economic well-being, so that the recovery itself becomes a form of social change.

“A plethora of instruments: templates, checklists and guidance documents have been produced to effect this recovery. We term these ‘technologies of recovery’, which work within a wider context of disaster planning aimed at bringing order where much is uncertain, reactive and dependent on emerging relations between people, things and spaces.”

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