Tag Archives: Disaster Citizenship

What Covid has revealed is that the truly essential work of society is care: care for the sick, care for the young and the old, the care work of food production, the mutual care that allows any of us to function in the world. Continue reading

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, one of the worst maritime disasters in Canadian history. Two thousand people died and 9,000 were hurt when the SS Mont-Blanc, full of a cargo of explosives, collided with the SS Imo, a Norwegian … Continue reading

This week we find the new release by Jacob A. C. Remes, lately seen writing on Hurricane Katrina for The Atlantic. Remes’s book Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era looks at how regular people rose from the wreckage … Continue reading