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Rendering the untimely event of disaster ever present


Williams, S, Rendering the untimely event of disaster ever present, Landscape Review, 14, (2) pp. 86-96. ISSN 1173-3853 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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So-called ‘natural’ disasters are an integral part of the Australian landscape, with the nation being celebrated as a land of fire and flooding rains. Yet extreme events do not often impact directly on most Australians. A disaster, by definition, comprises relatively exceptional phenomena. It is often experienced as a mediated product and representation of something that has already happened and is now a fading memory or a threat looming closer, perhaps, but always still to come. The disaster is no longer or not yet present in the landscape and is thus located elsewhere, relegated to the past or the future.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:time, disaster, bushfire, temporal landscape, materiality, non-representational theory, duration, presence
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Social impacts of climate change and variability
UTAS Author:Williams, S (Dr Stewart Williams)
ID Code:87234
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2013-11-11
Last Modified:2017-11-17
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