Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology



Dr. Pamela J. Stewart and Prof. Andrew Strathern (Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh) have just entered into a contract for a Book Series with Palgrave-Macmillan serving as the Co-Editors for a new Series on their research topic of Disaster Anthropology.

The Title is: The Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology

Series Editors: Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern) and Andrew Strathern

Please contact us for more information or to submit a proposal for our consideration.

The purview of our Series includes the impacts on people from environmental disasters, and the human actions involved in the magnitude of disasters, such as, conflicts leading to movements of peoples, migrations of people due to climatic changes, forced relocations of peoples, etc. As Series Editors we are open to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. The geographic range is global. One set of components of interest for our Series includes Multispecies focused research; the Anthropocene debates; Robotic Technologies; and global and local Climate Changes.

We encourage innovative works and new theoretical approaches within a range of disciplines.  Our Series will not be structured rigidly with disciplinary bounded foci.  We are open to various approaches, including anthropological (including medical, political, linguistic, etc.), archeological, sociological, historical, human geographical, communications and media studies, migration studies, ecological, religious and ritual studies, etc.

Our Series covers a wide variety of vital and emergent contemporary topics of prime significance in the world.  It will provide a venue for works on environmental and human-made disasters, ranging from earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, drought due to the environmental degradation caused by conflict, industrial pollution, and pressure on resources.

Our Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology Series has a sweeping remit that will provide studies that integrate the many factors that constitute disasters and how people, other animals, and environments recover from them.

As Series Editors we welcome submissions of single-authored, multi-authored, and high quality thematic edited collections.

The Series will contribute strongly to the development of theory in this arena and stimulate discourse on the new findings.  Our Series aims to include books directed to an academic readership at a variety of levels (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, research scholars); practitioners and policy makers (e.g., NGOs, NPOs, governmental agencies); as well as to a wider audience of general readers.

Please contact us if you wish to submit a proposal and please feel free to disseminate this information to colleagues who might be interested.