Collaborative Twitter feed of the Radical Interpretations of Disasters (RADIX) collective: https://t.co/prOefsKuA6
May 18 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Katy back again talking about narrative framings - So how do narratives apply to disasters? 1/10
Narratives not only frame problems, but also imply solutions or ways forward, and the way that the problem is framed is very powerful for persuading people that a particular ‘solution’ is needed 2/10
May 17 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
Hi again! Katy here. So, what are narratives? Broadly speaking, they’re stories, or accounts of series of actions and events that unfold over time – they can span past, present, future, alternative realities 1/9
Narratives are a specific type of discourse, and discourses can be thought of as distinct ways of representing certain aspects of social life 2/9
May 16 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Hi everyone, I’m Katy @katy__davis – a PhD researcher at University of Leeds @PriestleyCentre. My current work focuses on narrative framings of disaster, climate change, and health in Arctic North America 1/8
My background is in disasters and health - I did my MSc at @UCLGlobalHealth and my dissertation focused on deconstructing the gender-specific impacts of disasters linked to climate change 2/8
Apr 27 • 16 tweets • 7 min read
1. Hi everyone! @ClaudiaLSantos back for another day.
I confess I’m worried I may have overwhelmed you with so many tweets but I still I have a tone of stuff left to tell you about Bissau-Guinean communities!
2. In the next couple of days I will be sharing images and narratives that best reflect the views and experiences of communities. The aim is to expose the struggles they face, many of which owe to the structural conditions derived from G-B’s colonial past.
Apr 26 • 15 tweets • 6 min read
14.Good morning y'all! Let’s pick it up where we left off. Climate change is disrupting livelihoods across the globe at an alarming scale.Yet, (non-)migration outcomes are largely about the degree to which individuals are able to cope given the options they have at their disposal
15. In the last decade or so, several empirical works have contributed to our understanding of the contextual factors affecting livelihoods and how they relate to decisions to move or stay put.
Here's a list of publications and people I recommend you following:
Apr 25 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
1. Hello everyone, @ClaudiaLSantos here! I’m very excited to be with you this week. Thank you to the @DisastersRadix team for the opportunity to share my PhD research journey in this space. Please engage!
2. Let me start by introducing myself: I’m a PhD candidate at @icsunivlisboa, at the University of Lisbon. I’m interested in exploring the complex systems in which the interconnections between climate change and (non-)migration occur.
Mar 27 • 14 tweets • 4 min read
27. RADIXers, for the last time this is @akgungor_c. So, when a disaster happens, society looks for #leadership and an efficient #response. While issues related to #crisismanagement & response usually seem to be the primary reason for public outrage in the first moments,
28...it doesn’t take long for a louder contestation to emerge, this one being about causes and responsibilities: How it happened; why it happened;
what could have been done in order to prevent it, and, if it wasn’t prevented, then who is responsible?
Mar 25 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
17. Hi, this is @akgungor_c again. Let’s come back to where we had left: Post-disaster controversies… These are indeed closely associated with how we individually and socially (re)construct the #catastrophe.
18. A disaster is the outcome(s) of a physical occurrence as well as how we perceive and process them. Like any “event”, for every disaster, there are as many accounts as the number of people who’ve been exposed to it.
Mar 23 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
9. Hello again, @akgungor_c continues from where he has left :) So, I tend to think of #disasters as systemic “radiographs”. I’m not sure when I first came up with this analogy but I usually associate this idea with my own experience as a search & rescue volunteer.
10. After all, looking around in a disaster-stricken zone, few people don't come to reflect on their own #vulnerability first, then, gradually, about the vulnerability of human societies to massive #disruptions.
Mar 21 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
1. Hello Radix’ers, @akgungor_c here. I’m glad to be with you this week. It will be a pleasure for me to post here. My thing is to generate and “mobilize” information & knowledge to assist organizations and communities with respect to emergencies & disasters.
2. An eternity ago, I defended a Ph.D. thesis in political science in which I had mainly focused on #disaster and #sociopolitical#change. At that time, I thought I would not spend a single more minute on that text but instead leave it to collect dust in the French archives.
Dec 13, 2021 • 26 tweets • 9 min read
This week we will be talking all about #vulnerability. A critical concept in disaster studies but one that has generally been used in a limited way!
I think a good place to start this conversation is with the Pressure and Release (PAR) model, from a book most of you probably know, 'At Risk.' This model charts 'the progression of vulnerability' and underpins the vulnerability paradigm that many disaster scholars draw upon.
RADIX stands for Radical Interpretations of Disasters. It was established by Ben Wisner (@WisnerBen) & Maureen Fordham (@MF_GDG) in 2001, inspired by major disasters in the preceding decade.
RADIX is a collaborative space to share contents that could help to develop radical disaster scholarship & practice. Many of you are perhaps following the RADIX Listserv (and if you don't, you really should 😉).