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Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter tracks the etymology and usage of the terms hurricane, cyclone and typhoon. It discusses the relationship between indigenous knowledges, scientific data collection and analysis, and the place of tropical cyclone in a range of literatures – as a record of event and impact, but also its employment as a metaphor of human-centred disruption and violence. The authors discuss the association of tropical cyclone with the sublime; with a colonial, othering discourse of tropicality; and a palliative politics. This chapter offers a rationale for the book itself, and an overview of the range of discourses through which tropical cyclone can be tracked.

Authors


  •   Collett, Anne A.
  •   McDougall, Russell (external author)
  •   Thomas, Sue (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Collett, A. A., McDougall, R. & Thomas, S. "Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather." Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather. Ed.A. A. Collett, R. McDougall & S. Thomas. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 1-24.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319415161

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3027

Book Title


  • Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 24

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • This chapter tracks the etymology and usage of the terms hurricane, cyclone and typhoon. It discusses the relationship between indigenous knowledges, scientific data collection and analysis, and the place of tropical cyclone in a range of literatures – as a record of event and impact, but also its employment as a metaphor of human-centred disruption and violence. The authors discuss the association of tropical cyclone with the sublime; with a colonial, othering discourse of tropicality; and a palliative politics. This chapter offers a rationale for the book itself, and an overview of the range of discourses through which tropical cyclone can be tracked.

Authors


  •   Collett, Anne A.
  •   McDougall, Russell (external author)
  •   Thomas, Sue (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Collett, A. A., McDougall, R. & Thomas, S. "Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather." Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather. Ed.A. A. Collett, R. McDougall & S. Thomas. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 1-24.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319415161

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3027

Book Title


  • Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 24

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland