Handbook of Disaster Research

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Havidan Rodriguez, Enrico L. Quarantelli, Russell Dynes
Springer Science & Business Media, 2009年11月14日 - 611 頁

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 Disaster Research is a timely and much needed contribution to the field of disasters. The editors of this Handbook have brought together a comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume with a diverse and international group of contributors.

The Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters, including Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research; how disaster research is increasingly being used in the emergency management curriculum; and how research is useful in dealing with emergency operations. The Handbook also includes a number of essays focusing on various types of vulnerabilities. In addition, there are discussions on community processes that are evoked by disasters, including warnings, search and rescue, coordination, and organizational adaptation, as well as, dealing with death and injury, and recovery, and the role of the media in disasters; special attention is given to emergency systems in several nation states. The Handbook also includes contributions focusing on the relationship between disaster and development, the popular culture of disasters, new dimensions of disaster research, as well as projections of disasters into the future.

Disasters allow the opportunity for social scientists to study human behavior in which adaptation, resilience and innovation are often more clearly revealed than in "normal" and stable times. The Handbook of Disaster Research provides an interdisciplinary and international approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications.

 

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What Is a Disaster?
1
New Old
16
The Crisis Approach
42
Methodological Issues
55
The Role of Geographic Information SystemsRemote Sensing
83
Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Disasters
97
Race Class Ethnicity and Disaster Vulnerability
113
Foundations and Directions
130
Community Innovation and Disasters
316
A Necessary
335
National Systems
347
Terrorism as Disaster
388
Recent Developments in U S Homeland Security Policies and Their
405
Unwelcome Irritant or Useful Ally? The Mass Media in Emergencies
413
Exploring a New Dimension
430
Research Applications in the Classroom
456

Local Emergency Management Organizations
168
Warning and Evacuation
183
Search and Rescue Activities in Disasters
200
Coordination
217
Operationalizing An Existing Agenda
234
Sheltering and Housing Recovery Following Disaster
258
Vulnerability Impact and Recovery
275
Organizational Adaptation to Disaster
297
Science Technology and Disasters
476
Unthinkable
489
The Growth of a Market in Fear
508
Disasters Ever More? Reducing U S Vulnerabilities
521
References
534
Index
605
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