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The Disaster Business

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Science  28 Sep 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5846, pp. 1869-1870
DOI: 10.1126/science.1147943

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Scénario Catastrophe. Christian Delécraz, Laurie Durussel, and Alessia Fondrini, curators. Musée d'Ethnographie, Genève, Switzerland, through 6 January 2008. www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/ethg/expo06_uk.php

Scénario Catastrophe. Christian Delécraz and Laurie Durussel, Eds.. Infolio, Gollion, Switzerland, 2007. 352 pp, Paper. CHF 16, €11. ISBN 9780521858915.

The curators draw on a huge variety of objects, videos, and recordings to illuminate how human cultures deal with catastrophes such as hurricanes, genocide, and epidemics.