Hazards and the Work of Culture
Department or Administrative Unit
Anthropology and Museum Studies
This framing essay, for a special issue of Cascadia Chronicle on Hazards, offers reflections on the the relationship between “hazards” and human culture: if “culture” ordinarily pertains to that which is known, created, and controlled by humans, in what senses may natural hazards, be they forest fires or earthquakes, be said to be cultural phenomena?
Auslander, Mark J., "Hazards and the Work of Culture" (2014). All Faculty Scholarship for the College of the Sciences. 8.
Mark Auslander/ Hazards and the Work of Culture: New Worlds from Fragments. (Remarks on Hazards and the Ring of Fire) Cascadia Chronicle: Special Series on The Ring of Fire. March 2014