Editorial Introduction to Part I: Vocabularies and Interpretations

Say What We Mean, Say What We Do

Authored by: Ilan Kelman , Jessica Mercer , JC Gaillard

The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138924567
eBook ISBN: 9781315684260
Adobe ISBN: 9781317408659

10.4324/9781315684260.ch2

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Abstract

Words, languages, vocabularies, meanings, and interpretations change. Terminology that was commonplace a century ago is racist and discriminatory today. In the meantime, new words and phrases emerge, becoming commonplace. These shifts happen across languages and cultures.

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