Prof. Crittenden Gives Talk on Community Responses to Pinatubo Lahars

February 26, 2013
John Patrick Allanegui

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the School of Social Sciences organized a lecture on “Community Responses to Pinatubo Lahars in Bacolor, Pampanga” last 22 February 2013 at the Case Study Room, Social Sciences Buuilding.

Professor Kathleen Crittenden, Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, gave the lecture.

Prof Crittenden recounted the local conditions in Bacolor, Pampanga, and the historical processes of the period during which the people struggled to recover their buried town. She also explored the implications of these changes for the future of Bacolor.

Her study draws on a 1996 community survey of the population, official and unofficial censuses of town residents, numerous visual images, and extended field research in the town proper. Prof Crittenden presented a variety of visual images of town structures such as local colleges, houses, and churches located in Bacolor, photographs that were taken over a period of time.

The talk was part of the lecture series on Society and Culture 2012- 2013 of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.