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A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disaster

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2020. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : This edition with a new preface by the author published 2020
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"The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides. A Paradise Bulit in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Solnit
ISBN: 9780143118077 0143118072 9780670021079 0670021075
OCLC Number: 1334732731
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 2009.
Description: viii, 353 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the revised edition --
Prelude : falling together --
A millennial good fellowship : the San Francisco earthquake --
Halifax to Hollywood : the great debate --
Carnival and revolution : Mexico City's earthquake --
The city transfigured : New York in grief and glory --
New Orleans : common grounds and killers --
Epilogue : the doorway in the ruins.
Other Titles: Extraordinary communities that arise in disaster
Responsibility: Rebecca Solnit.

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"The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides. A Paradise Bulit in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become - one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local." -- back cover.

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