Bushfire in Madagascar: natural hazard, useful tool, and change agent

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Type
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Titre
Bushfire in Madagascar: natural hazard, useful tool, and change agent
Titre du livre
Natural Hazards and Peoples in the Indian Ocean World: Bordering on Danger
Auteur(s)
Kull Christian A.
Editeur
Palgrave MacMillan
Lieu d'édition
New York
ISBN
978-1-349-94856-7
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Editeur scientifique
Bankoff  Greg, Christensen  Joseph
Numéro de chapitre
6
Pages
143-167
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Bushfire does not usually figure on lists of natural hazards in Madagascar, despite being damaging hazard on the island. This chapter argues that the lack of attention to fire comes from the fact that fire is multivalent, ambiguous, and flexible, being simultaneously an occasional 'hazard' for thatch-roof huts or crop fields, a 'useful tool' that farmers and pastoralists use to manage vegetation, and a major transformational force, or 'change agent', that damages land and forest. The chapter builds on the concept of pyric phases, identifying six important pyric phases in which fire serves, or is perceived to serve, different roles as hazard, tool, or change agent.
Mots-clé
feux de brousse, Madagascar, catastrophes, aléas
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