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© 2007

Handbook of Disaster Research

Textbook

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Ronald W. Perry
    Pages 1-15
  3. E.L. Quarantelli, Patrick Lagadec, Arjen Boin
    Pages 16-41
  4. Arjen Boin, Paul ‘T Hart
    Pages 42-54
  5. Robert A. Stallings
    Pages 55-82
  6. Deborah S.K. Thomas, Kivanc¸ Ertuˆgay, Serkan Kemec¸
    Pages 83-96
  7. Linda B. Bourque, Judith M. Siegel, Megumi Kano, Michele M. Wood
    Pages 97-112
  8. Elaine Enarson, Alice Fothergill, Lori Peek
    Pages 130-146
  9. J.M. Albala-Bertrand
    Pages 147-167
  10. David A. McEntire
    Pages 168-182
  11. John H. Sorensen, Barbara Vogt Sorensen
    Pages 183-199
  12. Margarita Poteyeva, Megan Denver, Lauren E. Barsky, Benigno E. Aguirre
    Pages 200-216
  13. Thomas E. Drabek
    Pages 217-233
  14. Gavin P. Smith, Dennis Wenger
    Pages 234-257
  15. Walter Gillis Peacock, Nicole Dash, Yang Zhang
    Pages 258-274
  16. Gary A. Kreps, Susan Lovegren Bosworth
    Pages 297-315
  17. James M. Kendra, Tricia Wachtendorf
    Pages 316-334

About this book

Introduction

From the reviews:

"The Handbook of Disaster Research will, without a doubt, be the most important publication of its type during this decade. Just about everyone who is anyone in the disaster research community has shared their knowledge on the important topics of the day. The authors and the publisher are to be congratulated for completing the book that will be widely sought after by practitioners, researchers and students of disaster planning and response. Thank you for this outstanding contribution to the field."

Henry W. Fischer III, Director, Center for Disaster Research & Education, Millersville University

 

"The Handbook of Disaster Research will generate considerable excitement amongst international disaster research and management professionals. Finally, a volume that takes on the task of articulating and unpacking the many social complexities of modern disasters and catastrophes. By taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, the Handbook addresses the very pressing need to better understand the social dimensions of disaster. ... offers a very balanced set of analyses that will undoubtedly appeal to not only the researcher, but the practitioner and the policy-maker alike."

Dr. Derek Bopping, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Department of Defence, Australia

 

"This is an amazing handbook. .... A "must have" for anyone who wants to know the cutting edges of disaster research. The Handbook of Disaster Research is unlike any other handbook I’ve seen. .....I’m impressed, too, with the breadth of expertise that is represented. Practitioners as well as academics, the "old guard" of disaster research as well as the young, rising stars, and the refreshing appearance of scholars from places other than the United States. I need this book on my shelf."

Lee Clarke, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey                                           Author of Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination; Mission Improbable: Using Fantasy Documents to Tame Disaster; and Terrorism and Disaster: New Threats, New Ideas.

Recent disasters, such as the Indian Ocean Tsunami, bomb explosions in London, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, floods in Central America, landslides in Indonesia, and September 11, 2001 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.

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Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Disaster Research CenterUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Disaster Research
  • Editors Havidan Rodriguez
    Enrico L. Quarantelli
    Russell Dynes
  • Series Title Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-32353-4
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-32331-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-73952-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-32353-4
  • Series ISSN 1389-6903
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXI, 611
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Public Health
    Demography
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

“This book constitutes an important contribution to the field of disaster studies and is especially valuable for scholars, researchers, and those designing curricula in the field of emergency and disaster management … . It represents a critical addition for academic libraries and disaster collections with articles that will be heavily sought by students of disaster studies and would also make an excellent classroom textbook for students across a range of disciples and in the field of emergency management.” (Laura Olson, recoverydiva.com, June, 2018)

"The Handbook of Disaster Research will, without a doubt, be the most important publication of its type during this decade. Just about everyone who is anyone in the disaster research community has shared their knowledge on the important topics of the day. The authors and the publisher are to be congratulated for completing the book that will be widely sought after by practitioners, researchers and students of disaster planning and response. Thank you for this outstanding contribution to the field."

Henry W. Fischer III, Director, Center for Disaster Research & Education, Millersville University

"The Handbook of Disaster Research will generate considerable excitement amongst international disaster research and management professionals. Finally, a volume that takes on the task of articulating and unpacking the many social complexities of modern disasters and catastrophes. By taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, the Handbook addresses the very pressing need to better understand the social dimensions of disaster. Analyses of key social-psychological concepts, such as risk and uncertainty, stand beside sociological assessments of class, community, organisation, technology and the media. It is academically weighty, boasting contributions from world-leading scholars. Yet, the Handbook offers a very balanced set of analyses that will undoubtedly appeal to not only the researcher, but the practitioner and the policy-maker alike."

Dr. Derek Bopping, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Department of Defence, Australia

"This is an amazing handbook. An impressive array of authors, including practitioners as well as academics, provide intellectual depth and breadth on disaster, risk, and uncertainty. A "must have" for anyone who wants to know the cutting edges of disaster research. The Handbook of Disaster Research is unlike any other handbook I’ve seen. It covers "the field," but does a great deal more than that. For it is provocative and creative, each chapter providing much, much more than mere "coverage." By this I mean the authors present and develop new ideas, about disaster, risk, uncertainty, warning, or, more generally, social behavior. This is not surprising when you look at the list of individual authors. Luminaries in their fields, they represent some of the most creative thinkers in the social sciences today. It is surprising, however, to find so much creativity in a Handbook. The editors have done a superb job. I’m impressed, too, with the breadth of expertise that is represented. Practitioners as well as academics, the "old guard" of disaster research as well as the young, rising stars, and the refreshing appearance of scholars from places other than the United States. I need this book on my shelf."

Lee Clarke, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Author of Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe