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Title: The 2014 volcanic eruption in Fogo and the reterritorialization process: from risk to geographic resilience
Authors: Castro, Maria de Fátima Grilo Velez de 
Martins, Bruno Manuel dos Santos de Castro 
Keywords: risks; volcanic eruption; reterritorialization; resilience; Cape Verde; Fogo Island
Issue Date: Jan-2018
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Project: refª FCT: UID/GEO/04084/2013 
Serial title, monograph or event: Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography
Volume: 39
Issue: 1
Abstract: The population of Fogo Island, in Cape Verde, shows a peculiar relationship with the living territory, given that the eminence of volcanic risk is a reality they face every day. The 1951 and 1995 eruptions were particularly scarring in this insular geography, leaving in several generations of Cape Verdeans, the mark of a creation‐destruction‐restart cycle, as well as an attitude of symbiosis with nature. This article is intended to present and discuss results from a scientific research paper based on a study conducted on Fogo Island, in Cape Verde, in February 2016, where researchers sought to understand the local population's response to the last volcanic eruption (from November 2014 to February 2015), in a logic of deterritorialization‐reterritorialization, namely in terms of community and territorial resilience. The analysis method was based on direct observation, with record of the views in a field journal, as well as the biographic narratives of all those who were affected, through questionnaires and interviews.
ISSN: 01297619
DOI: 10.1111/sjtg.12218
Rights: embargoedAccess
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