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Handbook of disaster research

Author: Havidán Rodríguez; E L Quarantelli; Russell R Dynes
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2007] ©2007
Series: Handbooks of sociology and social research.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Havidán Rodríguez; E L Quarantelli; Russell R Dynes
ISBN: 9780387739526 0387739521 0387323317 9780387323312
OCLC Number: 174970175
Description: xxxi, 611 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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 Ertuĝay, 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.
Series Title: Handbooks of sociology and social research.
Other Titles: Disaster research
Responsibility: edited by Havid́́án Rodríguez, Enrico L. Quarantelli, Russell R. Dynes ; with forewords by William A. Anderson, Patrick J. Kennedy, Everett Ressler.

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