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Handbook of Disaster Research

Author: Havidán Rodríguez; Enrico L Quarantelli; Russell R Dynes
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2007.
Series: Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
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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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Genre/Form: Elektronisches Buch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Havidán Rodríguez; Enrico L Quarantelli; Russell R Dynes
ISBN: 9780387323534 0387323538 9780387739526 0387739521
OCLC Number: 755866477
Notes: Humanities, Social Science and Law (Springer-11648).
Description: Online-Datei.
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: by Havidán Rodríguez, Enrico L. Quarantelli, Russell R. Dynes.


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