(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Adaptation machines and the parasitic politics of life in Jamaican disaster resilience

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GROVE K.J. (1) ;
(1) Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, ROYAUME-UNI


In this article, the A. explores how staff in Jamaica's national disaster management agency engaged with a qualitatively distinct form of collective life in Kingston's garrison districts. Drawing on Marxist and Deleuzian readings of biopolitics to identify a new subject of disaster politics that he calls “adaptation machines”, decentralized apparatuses of capture that are parasitically reliant on the population's immanent adaptive capacities. This concept of enables him to envision resilience politics as a struggle over how to appropriate vulnerable peoples’ world-forming constituent power


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no3 [pp. 611-628]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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