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Disability and Disaster

Explorations and Exchanges

  • Editors
  • Ilan Kelman
  • Laura M. Stough

Part of the Disaster Studies book series (DIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ilan Kelman, Laura M. Stough
      Pages 3-14
    3. David Alexander
      Pages 15-29
  3. Narratives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Ilan Kelman, Laura M. Stough
      Pages 53-57
    3. Marcos Eduardo Barquero Varela
      Pages 59-60
    4. Ian Christoplos
      Pages 69-73
    5. Kelen L. Ferreira, Angelica D. Londero, Síglia P. H. Camargo
      Pages 79-82
    6. Christy Hardinger
      Pages 83-89
    7. Veronica A. Johnson
      Pages 91-94
    8. Åsun Øien Josefsen
      Pages 95-96
    9. June Isaacson Kailes
      Pages 97-109
    10. Carlos Kaiser Mansilla
      Pages 111-113
    11. Jane Kihungi
      Pages 115-116

About this book


Disability and Disaster adds disaster research to the expanding area of disability studies. The book includes writings by international scholars and first-hand narratives from individuals with disabilities affected by disasters around the globe. Hazards described in these narratives include earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fires, and war.


Disaster Disability Natural Hazards People with Disabilities Resilience Sociology Vulnerability Nation sociology terrorism

About the authors

Andy Cox, USA Angélica Dotto Londero, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil Anna Opland Stenersen, Norway Åsun Øien Josefsen, Norway. Brenda D. Phillips, Ohio University-Chillicothe, USA. Carlos Kaiser Mansilla, ONG Inclusiva, Chile Christy Hardinger, USA. Corinna Villar Cole, Sam Houston State University, USA.  David Alexander, University College London, UK. Anonymous Glen W. White, University of Kansas, USA. Inge Komardjaja, Research Institute for Human Settlements, Korea Jane Kihungi, Kenya Jean-Luc Simon, Disabled People's International (DPI), Italy June Isaacson Kailes, Center for Disability and Health Policy at Western University of Health Sciences, USA. Kelen Ferreira, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil Khanh Thanh Nguyen, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, Norway Lori Peek, Colorado State University, USA. Marcie Roth, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), USA. Marcos Eduardo Barquero Varela, Costa Rica Mataiti Mataiti, Cook Islands Mercy Yazmin Rincón Ardila, Colombia Síglia Camargo, Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. Subhasis Bhadra, Gautam Buddha University, India. Veronica A. Johnson, USA.

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