Journal article

Communities and responsibility: Narratives of place-identity in Australian bushfire landscapes

Karen Reid, Ruth Beilin, Jim McLennan

GEOFORUM | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

This research explores the complex interplay among (a) landscape and social memory, (b) the construction of place-identity, and (c) notions of responsibility sharing in hazard preparedness and response. Our aims are to (a) establish greater clarity about the gap between social responses to technologically driven risk management strategies favoured by governments and agencies within the context of Australian bushfire management policies and practices, and (b) provide insight into the practical implications of policies espousing greater community involvement in readiness for bushfire, and shared responsibility between communities and governments. Case study based ethnographic research involves..

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