Heat Wave A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

ISBN-10: 0226443221

ISBN-13: 9780226443225

Edition: 2003

Authors: Eric Klinenberg
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Description: Heat waves in the United States kill more people during a typical year than any other natural disaster. Focusing on the 1995 Chicago heatwave, Klinenberg demonstrates the cracks in the social foundations of the city that remain to this day.

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Urban Inferno
Introduction: The City of Extremes
Dying Alone: The Social Production of Isolation
Race, Place, and Vulnerability: Urban Neighborhoods and the Ecology of Support
The State of Disaster: City Services in the Empowerment Era
Governing by Public Relations
The Spectacular City: News Organizations and the Representation of Catastrophe
Conclusion: Emerging Dangers in the Urban Environment
Epilogue: Together in the End Notes
Bibliography
Index
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