Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century

Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective

Exploring Three Italian Earthquakes as Models for Disaster Resilience Planning

Authors: Lucini, Barbara

  • Focuses on a sociological approach to enhancing disaster resilience at the family and community levels
  • Has practical, operative implications for disaster prevention, planning and management
  • Addresses the critical challenge of security, training, and active responses for future catastrophes
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Natural disasters traumatize individuals, disrupt families, and destabilize communities.Surviving these harrowing events calls for courage, tenacity, and resilience. Professional planning requires specific types of knowledge of how people meet and cope with extreme challenges.

Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective examines three major earthquakes occurring in Italy over a fourteen - year period for a well-documented analysis of populations' responses to and recovery from disaster, the social variables involved, and the participation of public agencies. This timely volume reviews sociological definitions and models of disaster, identifying core features of vulnerability and multiple levels of individual and social resilience. The analysis contrasts the structural and supportive roles of Italy's civil protection and civil defense services in emergency planning and management as examples of what the author terms professional resilience. And testimony from earthquake survivors and volunteers gives voice to the social processes characteristic of disaster. Among the areas covered:

  • Social context for concepts of disaster, vulnerability, risk, and resilience
  • Types of resilience: a multidimensional analysis, focused on a physical, ecological, and ecosystem perspective
  • Findings from three earthquakes: loss, hope, and community.
  • Two systems of organizational response to emergencies
  • Toward a relational approach to disaster resilience planning
  • Plus helpful tables, methodological notes, and appendices

For researchers in disaster preparedness, psychology, and sociology, Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective raises--and addresses--salient questions about people and communities in crisis, and how studying them can improve preparedness in an uncertain future.

About the authors

Barbara Lucini has a PhD in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan.

She is researcher at Itstime  – Department of Sociology – Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy.

She is project coordinator of IDRA and IDRA for women (Itstime Disaster Resilience Agency).

She collaborates in training activities with diverse regional and national agencies.

She is involved in various national and international networks.

Her research interests are focused on disaster resilience, sociology of disaster, crisis and disaster management (national, international and European levels), civil protection systems, civil defence systems, volunteers’ management, risk perception and crisis communication.

She is also interested in environmental and urban sociology, visual studies, disaster anthropology, and  methodology of social research.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lucini, Barbara

    Pages 1-3

  • Sociological Questions of Crises and Disasters in Our Contemporary Society

    Lucini, Barbara

    Pages 7-30

  • What Is Resilience? The State of the Art

    Lucini, Barbara

    Pages 31-53

  • Organizational Response to Emergencies: Italian Civil Protection and Civil Defence Service

    Lucini, Barbara

    Pages 55-80

  • Into the Field: Three Italian Earthquakes

    Lucini, Barbara

    Pages 83-91

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Hardcover $189.00
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Softcover $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective
Book Subtitle
Exploring Three Italian Earthquakes as Models for Disaster Resilience Planning
Authors
Series Title
Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04738-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04738-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04737-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37506-9
Series ISSN
2198-9958
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 251
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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