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Old ways and new fears bayanihan and covid-19 (2020)
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Bankoff, G. (2020). Old ways and new fears bayanihan and covid-19. Philippine studies, historical & ethnographic viewpoints, 68(3-4), 467-475

© Ateneo de Manila University. In times of trouble, Filipinos traditionally turn to one another for help. This form of community assistance is popularly known as bayanihan. Historically, Filipinos have met the challenges of life in their perilous hom... Read More about Old ways and new fears bayanihan and covid-19.

Fire risk reduction on the margins of an urbanizing world (2020)
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Walls, R. S., Bankoff, G., Rush, D., Cooper-Knock, S. J., Gibson, L., Hirst, L., …Walls, R. (in press). Fire risk reduction on the margins of an urbanizing world. Disaster Prevention and Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-06-2020-0191

Globally, over 95% of fire related deaths and injuries occur in low- and middle-income countries. Within informal settlements, the risk of fire resulting in injury or death is particularly high. This paper examines fire risks in informal settlements... Read More about Fire risk reduction on the margins of an urbanizing world.

Archaeological and historical insights into the ecological impacts of pre-colonial and colonial introductions into the Philippine Archipelago (2020)
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Amano, N., Bankoff, G., Findley, D. M., Barretto-Tesoro, G., & Roberts, P. (in press). Archaeological and historical insights into the ecological impacts of pre-colonial and colonial introductions into the Philippine Archipelago. Holocene, https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683620941152

The tropical forests of the Philippine Archipelago are some of the most threatened in the 21st century. Among the most prominent threats are the introduction of new plant and animal species, as well as new forms of land management (e.g. plantations),... Read More about Archaeological and historical insights into the ecological impacts of pre-colonial and colonial introductions into the Philippine Archipelago.

The neglected country(side): Earthquake risk perceptions and disaster risk reduction in post-Soviet rural Kazakhstan (2020)
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Bankoff, G., & Oven, K. (2020). The neglected country(side): Earthquake risk perceptions and disaster risk reduction in post-Soviet rural Kazakhstan. Journal of rural studies, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.08.048

© 2020 The Authors While increasing resilience to earthquakes in the global South has become a major research and policy goal, the focus has largely been on rapidly expanding urban areas. Rural areas are often neglected despite the fact that rural re... Read More about The neglected country(side): Earthquake risk perceptions and disaster risk reduction in post-Soviet rural Kazakhstan.

Winds of colonisation: The meteorological contours of Spain's imperium in the Pacific 1521-1898 (2006)
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Bankoff, G. (2006). Winds of colonisation: The meteorological contours of Spain's imperium in the Pacific 1521-1898. Environment and History, 12(1), 65-88. https://doi.org/10.3197/096734006776026827

This paper examines the relationship between prevailing weather systems and colonialism in the context of Spanish possessions in the Pacific from Magellan till the end of the nineteenth century. It argues that any historical appreciation of Hispanic... Read More about Winds of colonisation: The meteorological contours of Spain's imperium in the Pacific 1521-1898.