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Title Handbook of disaster research / edited by Havid́́án Rodríguez, Enrico L. Quarantelli, Russell R. Dynes ; with forewords by William A. Anderson, Patrick J. Kennedy, Everett Ressler
Published New York : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 611 pages) : illustrations
Series Handbooks of sociology and social research, 1389-6903
Handbooks of sociology and social research.
Contents What is a disaster? / Ronald W. Perry -- A heuristic approach to future disasters and crises : new, old, and in-between types / E.L. Quarantelli, Patrick Lagadec, and Arjen Boin -- The crisis approach / Arjen Boin and Paul 't Hart -- Methodological issues / Robert A. Stallings -- The role of geographic information systems/remote sensing in disaster management / Deborah S.K. Thomas, Kivanç Ertuǧay, and Serkan Kemeç -- Morbidity and mortality associated with disasters / Linda B. Bourque [and others] -- Race, class, ethnicity, and disaster vulnerability / Bob Bolin -- Gender and disaster : foundations and directions / Elaine Enarson, Alice Fothergill, and Lori Peek -- Globalization and localization : an economic approach / J.M. Albala-Bertrand -- Local emergency management organizations / David A. McEntire -- Community processes : warning and evacuation / John H. Sorensen and Barbara Vogt Sorensen -- Search and rescue activities in disasters / Margarita Poteyeva [and others] -- Community processes : coordination / Thomas E. Drabek -- Sustainable disaster recovery : operationalizing an existing agenda / Gavin P. Smith and Dennis Wenger -- Sheltering and housing recovery following disaster / Walter Gillis Peacock, Nicole Dash, and Yang Zhang -- Business and disasters : vulnerability, impact, and recovery / Kathleen J. Tierney -- Organizational adaptation to disaster / Gary A. Kreps and Susan Lovegren Bosworth -- Community innovation and disasters / James M. Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf -- Disaster and development research and practice : a necessary eclecticism? / Maureen Fordham -- National planning and response : national systems / Neil R. Britton -- Disaster and crisis management in transitional societies : commonalities and peculiarities / Boris N. Porfiriev -- Terrorism as disaster / William L. Waugh, Jr. -- Recent developments in U.S. Homeland Security policies and their implications for the management of extreme events / Kathleen J. Tierney -- Unwelcome irritant or useful ally? The mass media in emergencies / Joseph Scanlon -- The popular culture of disaster : exploring a new dimension of disaster research / Gary R. Webb -- Remembering : community commemoration after disaster / Anne Eyre -- Research applications in the classroom / Brenda D. Phillips -- From research to praxis : the relevance of disaster research for emergency management / Richard A. Rotanz -- Communicating risk and uncertainty : science, technology, and disasters at the crossroads / Havidán Rodríguez [and others] -- Crisis management in the twenty-first century : "unthinkable" events in "inconceivable" contexts / Patrick Lagadec -- New dimensions : the growth of a market in fear / Frank Furedi -- Disasters ever more? Reducing U.S. vulnerabilities / Charles Perrow
Summary Recent disasters, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, bomb explosions in London, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, floods in Central America, and landslides in Indonesia, among many others, have resulted in an extensive loss of life, social disruption, significant economic impacts to local and national economies, and have made headline news in countries throughout the world. Thus the Handbook of Disaster Research is a timely and much needed contribution to the field of disasters. The editors of this Handbook have brought together a comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume with a diverse and international group of contributors. The Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters, including Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research; how disaster research is increasingly being used in the emergency management curriculum; and how research is useful in dealing with emergency operations. The Handbook also includes a number of essays focusing on various types of vulnerabilities. In addition, there are discussions on community processes that are evoked by disasters, including warnings, search and rescue, coordination, and organizational adaptation, as well as, dealing with death and injury, and recovery, and the role of the media in disasters; special attention is given to emergency systems in several nation states. The Handbook also includes contributions focusing on the relationship between disaster anddevelopment, the popular culture of disasters, new dimensions of disaster research, as well as projections of disasters into the future. Disasters allow the opportunity for social scientists to study human behavior in which adaptation, resilience and innovation are often more clearly revealed than in "normal" and stable times. The Handbook of Disaster Research provides an interdisciplinary and international approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 534-604) and index
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In Springer e-books
Subject Disaster relief -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Rodríguez, Havidán.
Quarantelli, E. L. (Enrico Louis), 1924-2017.
Dynes, Russell Rowe, 1923-
ISBN 0387323538
0387739521 (paperback)
9780387739526 (paperback)
Other Titles Disaster research