Cultures and Disasters

  • Code:

    HCRI60252
  • Credits:

    15
  • Option:

    Optional
  • Delivery:

    Face-to-face

Campus:

Manchester

Module Overview:

This course unit aims to provide students with a critical reflection on the dominant policies and practises in disaster risk management. In particular, it is a critical reaction to the top down and technocratic approaches to disaster risk management that continue to dominate this sector. The course draws on postcolonial theory to question and reinterpret dominant narratives about disaster preparation, response, and recovery, as well as the everyday experiences of ‘at risk’ groups. We will explore the linkages between cultures, and disaster risk management.

Module Start Date:

28/01/2019

Module End Date:

13/05/2019

Course Length (weeks):

10

Duration of face to face teaching:

10 weeks part-time

Fully online learning option:

No

Assesment:

Assignment

Module Details:

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/08264/ma-humanitarianism-and-conflict-response/course-details/HCRI60252#course-unit-detailsdetails/HCRI60252#course-unit-details