Response to Disaster Fact Versus Fiction and Its Perpetuation - The Sociology of Disaster
Edition: 2nd 1998
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This edition of Response to Disaster provides an updated and more thorough version of the well-received 1994 first edition. The author adds new research and expands on areas only briefly developed in the first edition, which disseminated the original research findings from several disaster research studies completed by the author. He provides the reader with a basic understanding of how people and organizations usually respond to a disaster in contrast to how they are usually perceived to respond, as well as a description of how and why the mass media helps provide both accurate and inaccurate information involving disasters. In addition, the author discusses organizational response to disasters and assesses future needs in research to improve the reaction to them so that mitigation, planning, and disaster response activity are more effective. Here, he greatly expands the areas of theory of approaches to disaster.
List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University Press of America, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/3/1998
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|What is a Disaster?|
|Behavioral Response to Disaster|
|Case Study: Why Do Some Evacuate, While Others Do Not? The Ephrata, Pennsylvania Evacuation|
|Why We Believe the Disaster Mythology|
|Case Study: Disastrous Fantasizing in the Print Media: How Disasters Have Been Portrayed in Newsmagazine Reporting Over a 40 Year Period|
|Case Study: Hurricane Gilbert as the Media's Creation of the 'Storm of the Century' During September 1988|
|Organizational Response to Disaster|
|Case Study: What the Professionals Believe and The Role of Experience|
|Case Study: Media's Impact on EOC Response|
|Case Study: Experience and Mitigation Planning|
|Case Study: Earthquake Hazard Risk Reduction and Seismic Vulnerability|
|Future Research Needs|
|Author's Final Note|
|About the Author|