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Compter et raconter les catastrophes

Abstract : Since the 1980s, the gradual institutionalization of a World government for disasters was based on a set of figures compiled in databases. The article focuses on two of them: EM-DAT, produced by CRED, and Desinventar, produced by La Red. Each one produces, in its own way and by means of translations, a narrative of disasters and a kind of dialogue is established between them, which illustrates well the different dimensions of the “disastered” world.
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Sandrine Revet. Compter et raconter les catastrophes. Communications, Editions du Seuil, 2015, 1 (96), pp.81 - 92. ⟨10.3917/commu.096.0081⟩. ⟨hal-03399844⟩

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