Cultural Psychology of Coping with Disasters

The Case of an Earthquake in Java, Indonesia

Editors: Zaumseil, M., Schwarz, S., von Vacano, M., Sullivan, G.B., Prawitasari-Hadiyono, J.E. (Eds.)

  • The book clarifies and broadens definitions of disaster
  • The book provides insights from a case study in a developing country as a counterbalance to western dominated mainstream perspectives in current disaster research and practice
  • The book gains strength by integrating "western" and "eastern" perspectives of an international team of researchers and authors
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This book offers a broad theoretical foundation by relating and contrasting relevant international literature with the outcomes of a particular research project. It provides a critical reevaluation of the complex phenomena of coping with disasters on a general level by applying this integrative theory of disaster coping to a specific context. A cultural psychological model is developed in order to suggest ways of understanding and assessing local and cultural specificity. This interaction of the general and locally specific is central to our understanding of cultural psychology of coping with disaster. The book provides a basic overview, by presenting various approaches to coping with natural disasters and relating them to each other in a coherent manner. So far, most research approaches either focus on technical, social, psychological or cultural aspects of coping, neglecting their interconnectedness. Coping is seldom seen as an extensive, long-term process, in which disaster relief complexly interacts and is integrated with the local actors and conditions. Until now, a perspective is missing, in which the mentioned modes of coping are integrated with cultural interpretations and practices and long-standing forms of communal self-help, which possibly develop in places that are frequently threatened by natural disasters.

About the authors

Manfred Zaumseil, Prof. Dr. med., was medically trained at the University of Marburg and Hamburg and made his Ph.D. in Medicine in 1970. Subsequently he turned to psychiatry and clinical psychology. 1974-1979 he was Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Behavior Therapy at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Hamburg. From 1979 to 2008 he worked as Professor for Clinical Psychology and Community Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin. During this time he was guest lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Psychology, Gadjah Mada Universitas, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1991/2. Overall, his major projects addressed professional and lay support systems in different cultures and methods of qualitative research. Current fields of work include culture and mental health as well as cultural psychology of disaster. Johana Endang Prawitasari-Hadiyono, Prof. Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Gadjah Mada Universitas, Faculty of Psychology since 2002. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Her research interests include nonverbal communication of emotions and community psychology, the latter being a macro application of clinical psychology in her understanding. After her retirement in February 2012, she continues to design new methods in clinical psychology to suit developing countries contexts. She is a member of the International Network for Rational Use of Drugs (INRUD) and the Asia Pacific Network (APNET) of the International Forum for Social Sciences in Health (IFSSH). Currently she supervises and supports young scholars to do research and community development in the fields of economy, psychosocial health and environmental protection.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Understanding Disasters: An Analysis and Overview of the Field of Disaster Research and Management

    von Vacano, Mechthild (et al.)

    Pages 3-44

  • Understandings of Coping: A Critical Review of Coping Theories for Disaster Contexts

    Zaumseil, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 45-83

  • A Cultural Psychological Framework for Coping with Disasters

    Zaumseil, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 85-102

  • Contextualizing the Research: Introduction to the Case Study in Java, Indonesia

    Zaumseil, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 105-127

  • Methodological Basis of a Culture-Specific Coping Approach

    Schwarz, Silke (et al.)

    Pages 129-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Psychology of Coping with Disasters
Book Subtitle
The Case of an Earthquake in Java, Indonesia
Editors
  • Manfred Zaumseil
  • Silke Schwarz
  • Mechthild von Vacano
  • Gavin Brent Sullivan
  • Johana E. Prawitasari-Hadiyono
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9354-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9354-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9353-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4458-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 356
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