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Title: Finding Gampöng : space, place, and resilience in post-tsunami Aceh
Authors: Mahdi, Saiful
Keywords: CONFLICTS
INTERNATIONAL AID
POST-TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION
HUMAN RELATIONS
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
NATURAL DISASTERS
EMERGENCY RELIEF
ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION
AID PROGRAMMES
INDONESIA--ACEH
Date: 2008
Publisher: Aceh Institute, Banda Aceh, ID
Abstract: Two communities in peri-urban Banda Aceh were observed during post-tsunami displacement, and upon return to their original villages. Social cohesiveness prior to disaster, leadership during the emergency period and afterwards, as well as interaction with outside intervention over programs and projects, were among the main factors shaping a new community in a “new” settlement. This paper shows how Acehnese use their social networks to cope with calamities in relation to the concept of gampöng: a spatial and cultural concept of community. Sense of community and interconnectedness among its members is the soul that makes a space a “place” to dwell in.
Description: Also published in “Tsunami in a time of war: aid, activism & reconstruction in Sri Lanka and Aceh,” de Alwis, Malathi and Hedman, Eva-Lotta E., eds. (2009)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42513
Project Number: 103604
Project Title: Post Tsunami Reconstruction in the Context of War
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