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Handbook of disaster research

Author: William A Anderson; Russell Dynes; Enrico Louis Quarantelli; Havidán Rodríguez
Publisher: New York : Springer, c 2006.
Series: Handbooks of sociology and social research.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Anderson; Russell Dynes; Enrico Louis Quarantelli; Havidán Rodríguez
ISBN: 0387323317 9780387323312 9780387739526 0387739521 9780387323534 0387323538
OCLC Number: 255259834
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 534 - 604.
Description: XXXI, 611 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme.
Contents: What Is a Disaster?.- A Heuristic Approach to Future Disasters and Crises: New, Old, and In-Between Types.- The Crisis Approach.- Methodological Issues.- The Role of Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing in Disaster Management.- Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Disasters.- Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Disaster Vulnerability.- Gender and Disaster: Foundations and Directions.- Globalization and Localization: An Economic Approach.- Local Emergency Management Organizations.- Community Processes: Warning and Evacuation.- Search and Rescue Activities in Disasters.- Community Processes: Coordination.- Sustainable Disaster Recovery: Operationalizing An Existing Agenda.- Sheltering and Housing Recovery Following Disaster*.- Businesses and Disasters: Vulnerability, Impacts, and Recovery.- Organizational Adaptation to Disaster.- Community Innovation and Disasters.- Disaster and Development Research and Practice: A Necessary Eclecticism?.- National Planning and Response: National Systems.- Disaster and Crisis Management in Transitional Societies: Commonalities and Peculiarities.- Terrorism as Disaster.- Recent Developments in U.S. Homeland Security Policies and Their Implications for the Management of Extreme Events.- Unwelcome Irritant or Useful Ally? The Mass Media in Emergencies.- The Popular Culture of Disaster: Exploring a New Dimension of Disaster Research.- Remembering: Community Commemoration After Disaster.- Research Applications in the Classroom.- From Research to Praxis: The Relevance of Disaster Research for Emergency Management.- Communicating Risk and Uncertainty: Science, Technology, and Disasters at the Crossroads.- Crisis Management in the Twenty-First Century: "Unthinkable" Events in "Inconceivable" Contexts.- New Dimensions: The Growth of a Market in Fear.- Disasters Ever More? Reducing U.S. Vulnerabilities.
Series Title: Handbooks of sociology and social research.
Responsibility: ed. by Havidan Rodriguez ; Enrico L. Quarantelli ; Russell Dynes. With forewords by William A. Anderson ...
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