Paradise Built in Hell The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
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Description: "The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides. A Paradise Built in Hellis an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become-one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Size: 5.44" wide x 8.38" long x 0.76" tall
Rebecca Solnit writes extensively on photography and landscape. She is a contributing editor to Art Issues and Creative Camera and is the author of three books. She has contributed essays to several museum catalogues including Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach and the Whitney Museum's Beat Culture and the New America. She was a 1993 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
|Prelude: Falling Together|
|A Millennial Good Fellowship: The San Francisco Earthquake|
|The Mizpah Cafï¿½|
|Pauline Jacobson's Joy|
|General Funston's Fear|
|William James's Moral Equivalents|
|Dorothy Day's Other Loves|
|Halifax to Hollywood: The Great Debate|
|A Tale of Two Princes: The Halifax Explosion and After|
|From the Blitz and the Bomb to Vietnam|
|Hobbes in Hollywood, or the Few Versus the Many|
|Carnival And Revolution: Mexico City's Earthquake|
|Power from Below|
|Losing the Mandate of Heaven|
|Standing on Top of Golden Hours|
|The City Transfigured: New York In Grief And Glory|
|Mutual Aid in the Marketplace|
|The Need to Help|
|Nine Hundred and Eleven Questions|
|New Orleans: Common Grounds and Killers|
|What Difference Would It Make?|
|Love and Lifeboats|
|Epilogue: The Doorway in the Ruins|