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Hazards, vulnerability and environmental justice

Author: Susan L Cutter
Publisher: London : Sterling, VA : Earthscan, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Hurricane Katrina and the south Asian tsunami to human-induced atrocities, terrorist attacks and the looming effects of climate change, the world is assailed by both natural and unnatural  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Cutter
ISBN: 1844073114 9781844073115 1844073106 9781844073108
OCLC Number: 986571987
Description: 397 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : pathways to disaster --
1. The changing landscape of fear / Susan L. Cutter, Douglas B. Richardson and Thomas J. Wilbanks --
2. Chemical hazards in urban America / Susan L. Cutter and John Tiefenbacher --
3. Fleeing from harm : international trends in evacuations from chemical accidents / Susan L. Cutter --
4. Ecocide in Babylonia / Susan L. Cutter --
5. The forgotten casualties : women, children and environmental change / Susan L. Cutter --
6. Vulnerability to environmental hazards / Susan L. Cutter --
7. Revealing the vulnerability of people and places : a case study of Georgetown County, South Carolina / Susan L. Cutter, Jerry T. Mitchell and Michael S. Scott --
8. Social vulnerability to environmental hazards / Susan L. Cutter, Bryan J. Boruff and W. Lynn Shirley --
9. The science of vulnerability and the vulnerability of science / Susan L. Cutter --
10. Societal responses to environmental hazards / Susan L. Cutter --
11. Risk cognition and the public : the case of Three Mile Island / Susan L. Cutter --
12. En-gendered fears : femininity and technological risk perception / Susan L. Cutter, John Tiefenbacher and William D. Solecki --
13. Evacuation behaviour and Three Mile Island / Susan L. Cutter and Kent Barnes --
14. Crying wolf : repeat responses to hurricane evacuation orders / Kirstin Dow and Susan L. Cutter --
15. Public orders and personal opinions : household strategies for hurricane risk assessment / Kirstin Dow and Susan L. Cutter --
16. Race, class and environmental justice / Susan L. Cutter --
17. Issues in environmental justice research / Susan L. Cutter --
18. The role of geographic scale in monitoring environmental justice / Susan L. Cutter, Danika Holm and Lloyd Clark --
19. Setting environmental justice in space and place : acute and chronic airborne toxic releases in the southeastern United States / Susan L. Cutter and William D. Solecki --
20. Using relative risk indicators to disclose toxic hazard information to communities / Michael S. Scott and Susan L. Cutter --
21. Dumping in Dixie revisited : the evolution of environmental injustices in South Carolina / Jerry T. Mitchell, Deborah S.K. Thomas and Susan L. Cutter --
22. Emergency preparedness and planning for nuclear power plant accidents / Susan L. Cutter --
23. Airborne toxic releases : are communities prepared? / Susan L. Cutter --
24. Geographers and nuclear war : why we lack influence on public policy / Susan L. Cutter --
25. Emerging hurricane evacuation issues : Hurricane Floyd and South Carolina / Kirstin Dow and Susan L. Cutter --
26. GIScience, disasters and emergency management / Susan L. Cutter.
Responsibility: Susan L. Cutter.

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