Sinabung volcano: how culture shapes community resilience
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|Title:||Sinabung volcano: how culture shapes community resilience||Authors:||Mori, Marta
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9920||Date:||2-Apr-2019||Online since:||2019-04-11T11:29:45Z||Abstract:||Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how culture, including traditions and social structures, can influence resilience and how culturally sensitive relief operations can put affected people and their context at the core of any interventions. Design/methodology/approach: A case study of the Mt Sinabung volcano area in Indonesia was undertaken. As part of the case study, an analysis of interventions was conducted, which was complemented by semi-structured interviews with Karo cultural experts and humanitarian organisations. Findings: Culture influences the manner in which the Karo people react to volcano eruptions with varying implications for recovery. In addition, relief organisations which understand people’s actions through a cultural lens have better managed to tailor programs with long-term impact, thereby avoiding aid dependency. Practical implications: Practical examples of disaster management activities that adequately account for the beneficiaries’ way of living prior to the eruptions are provided. Aid actors are provided with guidance concerning how to better tailor their activities in line with a cultural lens. Originality/value: The study provides empirical grounding for claims concerning the role of culture in planning interventions in Indonesia and other similar contexts.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Emerald||Journal:||Disaster Prevention & Management: An International Journal||Copyright (published version):||2019 Emerald Publishing Limited||Keywords:||Volcanic eruption; Resilience; Recovery; Culture; North Sumatra; Karo; Mt Sinabung||DOI:||10.1108/DPM-05-2018-0160||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Agriculture and Food Science Research Collection|
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