The Roots of Catastrophe - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080258256, 9781483160566

The Roots of Catastrophe

1st Edition

The 1972 Case History

Authors: Rolando V. Garcia Pierre Spitz
eBook ISBN: 9781483160566
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1986
Page Count: 212
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Description

Drought and Man: The 1972 Case History, Volume 3: The Roots of Catastrophe is a two-part book that focuses on the structure roots of catastrophe, as well as case studies in this field. The book begins with an explanation of drought, agricultural production, self-provisioning, food insecurity, and social disjunctions. The case studies presented focus on disjunction between sectors and within agriculture in Latin America; regional and subregional disjunctions in Northeastern Brazil; political will and disjunction in Tanzania; and colonial disjunction in the Sahelian countries.

Table of Contents


Introduction

Part One: The Structure Roots of Catastrophe

Chapter 1 Drought Agricultural Production and Self-provisioning

1. Preliminary Remarks

2. The Impact of Drought on Plants

3. The Differential Impact of Drought on Agricultural Production

4. Drought and Consumption Patterns of Various groups of Agricultural Producers

5. An Application of the Model of Self-Provisioning to a Drought Year

6. Poorer Families and the Peak Period Problem

7. Methodological Consequences

8. Classes, Time and Reserves

References

Chapter 2 Food Insecurity and Social Disjunctions

1. Preliminary Remarks

2. Food Security and Development

3. The Urban Poor

4. The Rural Poor

5. Summary

References

Chapter 3 The Structure Roots of Catastrophes

Development and Dynamic Equilibrium

Structure and Function

Structure and Genesis

Vulnerability: Internal Disjunctions in a System

References

Part Two: Case Studies

Chapter 4 Climate Variability, Agriculture, Industry and the State: Disjunction between Sectors and within Agriculture in Latin America

A. Introduction

References

B. Agriculture, Industry and the State in Latin America

Chapter 5 Regional and Subregional Disjunctions: The Case of North-Eastern Brazil

A. Introduction

References

B. Drought as a Social Phenomenon in Northeastern Brazil

Conclusions

References

Chapter 6 Political Will and Disjunction: The Case of Tanzania

A. Introduction

B. A Background and a Postscript to the Food Shortages in Tanzania in the 1970s

Chapter 7 Colonial Disjunction in the Sahelian Countries

A. Introduction

B. The Sahel: Transformation and Drought

References

C. Proposals for Research-Action Concerning West African Societies Which Have Been the Victims of Drought

Conclusion

Index


Details

No. of pages:
212
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1986
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483160566

About the Author

Rolando V. Garcia

Pierre Spitz