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Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice

ISBN-10: 1844073114
ISBN-13: 9781844073115
Edition: 2006
Authors: Susan L. Cutter
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

In a world of increasingly prominent hazards and disasters, from those with their genesis in natural events such as the South Asian tsunami, to human-induced atrocities and terrorist attacks, and the profound effects of climate change, this collection provides a timely assessment of these critical themes. Presenting the top selections from Susan L. Cutter's twenty-five years of scholarship on hazards, vulnerability, and environmental justice, this collection brings together powerful and difficult-to-find literature, framed by a fresh introduction that maps out the terrain and draws out the salient themes and conclusions. This essential collection is ideal for academics and students studying hazards, risk, disasters, and environmental justice across a range of disciplines.

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Pathways to Disaster
Old, New and Familiar Hazards
The Changing Landscape of Fear
Chemical Hazards in Urban America
Fleeing from Harm: International Trends in Evacuations from Chemical Accidents
Ecocide in Babylonia
The Forgotten Casualties: Women, Children and Environmental Change
Vulnerability to Threats
Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards
Revealing the Vulnerability of People and Places: A Case Study of Georgetown County, South Carolina
Social Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards
The Science of Vulnerability and the Vulnerability of Science
Societal Responses to Threats
Societal Responses to Environmental Hazards
Risk Cognition and the Public: The Case of Three Mile Island
En-gendered Fears: Femininity and Technological Risk Perception
Evacuation Behaviour and Three Mile Island
Crying Wolf: Repeat Responses to Hurricane Evacuation Orders
Public Orders and Personal Opinions: Household Strategies for Hurricane Risk Assessment
Environmental Justice
Race, Class and Environmental Justice
Issues in Environmental Justice Research
The Role of Geographic Scale in Monitoring Environmental Justice
Setting Environmental Justice in Space and Place: Acute and Chronic Airborne Toxic Releases in the Southeastern United States
Using Relative Risk Indicators to Disclose Toxic Hazard Information to Communities
Dumping in Dixie Revisited: The Evolution of Environmental Injustices in South Carolina
From Theory to Practice
Emergency Preparedness and Planning for Nuclear Power Plant Accidents
Airborne Toxic Releases: Are Communities Prepared?
Geographers and Nuclear War: Why We Lack Influence on Public Policy
Emerging Hurricane Evacuation Issues: Hurricane Floyd and South Carolina
GIScience, Disasters and Emergency Management
Index

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