Disaster: a further species of trouble? Disaster and narrative

Law, John and Singleton, Vicky (2009). Disaster: a further species of trouble? Disaster and narrative. In: Döring, Martin and Nerlich, Brigitte eds. The Social and Cultural Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease in the UK in 2001: Experiences and Analyses. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 229–242.

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This chapter reviews Kai Erikson's account of the impact of disaster on communities in the context of the UK's 2001 foot and mouth epidemic. Though the disaster was deeply destructive, it is argued that the 2001 events also led to creativity and sociality.

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