Quality of Life after a Natural Disaster. An Ethnological Viewpoint (The Case of Asparuhovo) Cover Image

Качеството на живот след природно бедствие. Етноложки поглед (случаят „Аспарухово“)
Quality of Life after a Natural Disaster. An Ethnological Viewpoint (The Case of Asparuhovo)

Author(s): Stamen Kanev
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Rural and urban sociology, Environmental interactions, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: anthropology of disasters; quality of life; crisis management and response

Summary/Abstract: Due to the rise of urbanization and globalization over the last few decades, people have become in a way less protected from natural, technological or biological disasters. Suchcalamities are predetermined by the historical and cultural background of the specific affected area and its inhabitants, which form the model and the degree of vulnerability –geographical location, infrastructure development and the level of productivity. The article studies the quality of life after the flood in Varna’s Asparuhovo district and its complex consequences, reflecting at the same time on the attitude of the locals towards various aspects of life, as well as the public health of the people in the affected area. This research presents the different viewpoints of locals, who ponder upon the changes in their lives six years after the flood of 2014. The acquired conclusions can serve both researchers and institutions for the evaluation of the strategies applied in the overcoming of the crisis, and to create new, if necessary,as well as the proper allocation of funds, socio-political reorganization and so forth.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 508-523
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian