The Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It 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.A aquot;must haveaquot; for anyone who wants to know the cutting edges of disaster research. The Handbook of Disaster Research is unlike any other handbook Iave seen. .....Iam impressed, too, with the breadth of expertise that is represented.
|Title||:||Handbook of Disaster Research|
|Author||:||Havidan Rodriguez, Enrico L. Quarantelli, Russell Dynes|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-07-30|