Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook of Disaster Research

Herausgeber: Rodriguez, Havidan, Quarantelli, Enrico, Dynes, Russell (Eds.)

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  • This seminal reference work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research as it stands now while outlining how the field will continue to grow, especially post 9/11
  • A timely and much needed contribution to the field of disasters
  • A comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume with a diverse and international group of contributors
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From the reviews:

"The Handbook of Disaster Research will, without a doubt, be the most important publication of its type during this decade. Just about everyone who is anyone in the disaster research community has shared their knowledge on the important topics of the day. The authors and the publisher are to be congratulated for completing the book that will be widely sought after by practitioners, researchers and students of disaster planning and response. Thank you for this outstanding contribution to the field."

Henry W. Fischer III, Director, Center for Disaster Research & Education, Millersville University

 

"The Handbook of Disaster Research will generate considerable excitement amongst international disaster research and management professionals. Finally, a volume that takes on the task of articulating and unpacking the many social complexities of modern disasters and catastrophes. By taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, the Handbook addresses the very pressing need to better understand the social dimensions of disaster. ... offers a very balanced set of analyses that will undoubtedly appeal to not only the researcher, but the practitioner and the policy-maker alike."

Dr. Derek Bopping, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Department of Defence, Australia

 

"This is an amazing handbook. .... A "must have" for anyone who wants to know the cutting edges of disaster research. The Handbook of Disaster Research is unlike any other handbook I’ve seen. .....I’m impressed, too, with the breadth of expertise that is represented. Practitioners as well as academics, the "old guard" of disaster research as well as the young, rising stars, and the refreshing appearance of scholars from places other than the United States. I need this book on my shelf."

Lee Clarke, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey                                           Author of Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination; Mission Improbable: Using Fantasy Documents to Tame Disaster; and Terrorism and Disaster: New Threats, New Ideas.

Recent disasters, such as the Indian Ocean Tsunami, bomb explosions in London, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, floods in Central America, landslides in Indonesia, and September 11, 2001 among many others, have resulted in an extensive loss of life, social disruption, significant economic impacts to local and national economies, and have made headline news in countries throughout the world. Thus the Handbook of Disaster Research is a timely and much needed contribution to the field of disasters.

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“This book constitutes an important contribution to the field of disaster studies and is especially valuable for scholars, researchers, and those designing curricula in the field of emergency and disaster management … . It represents a critical addition for academic libraries and disaster collections with articles that will be heavily sought by students of disaster studies and would also make an excellent classroom textbook for students across a range of disciples and in the field of emergency management.” (Laura Olson, recoverydiva.com, June, 2018)

"The Handbook of Disaster Research will, without a doubt, be the most important publication of its type during this decade. Just about everyone who is anyone in the disaster research community has shared their knowledge on the important topics of the day. The authors and the publisher are to be congratulated for completing the book that will be widely sought after by practitioners, researchers and students of disaster planning and response. Thank you for this outstanding contribution to the field."

Henry W. Fischer III, Director, Center for Disaster Research & Education, Millersville University

"The Handbook of Disaster Research will generate considerable excitement amongst international disaster research and management professionals. Finally, a volume that takes on the task of articulating and unpacking the many social complexities of modern disasters and catastrophes. By taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, the Handbook addresses the very pressing need to better understand the social dimensions of disaster. Analyses of key social-psychological concepts, such as risk and uncertainty, stand beside sociological assessments of class, community, organisation, technology and the media. It is academically weighty, boasting contributions from world-leading scholars. Yet, the Handbook offers a very balanced set of analyses that will undoubtedly appeal to not only the researcher, but the practitioner and the policy-maker alike."

Dr. Derek Bopping, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Department of Defence, Australia

"This is an amazing handbook. An impressive array of authors, including practitioners as well as academics, provide intellectual depth and breadth on disaster, risk, and uncertainty. A "must have" for anyone who wants to know the cutting edges of disaster research. The Handbook of Disaster Research is unlike any other handbook I’ve seen. It covers "the field," but does a great deal more than that. For it is provocative and creative, each chapter providing much, much more than mere "coverage." By this I mean the authors present and develop new ideas, about disaster, risk, uncertainty, warning, or, more generally, social behavior. This is not surprising when you look at the list of individual authors. Luminaries in their fields, they represent some of the most creative thinkers in the social sciences today. It is surprising, however, to find so much creativity in a Handbook. The editors have done a superb job. I’m impressed, too, with the breadth of expertise that is represented. Practitioners as well as academics, the "old guard" of disaster research as well as the young, rising stars, and the refreshing appearance of scholars from places other than the United States. I need this book on my shelf."

Lee Clarke, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Author of Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe


Inhaltsverzeichnis (32 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (32 Kapitel)

Dieses Buch kaufen

eBook 71,68 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-32353-4
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate: PDF
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Softcover 90,94 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Handbook of Disaster Research
Herausgeber
  • Havidan Rodriguez
  • Enrico Quarantelli
  • Russell Dynes
Titel der Buchreihe
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2007
Verlag
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Inhaber
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-32353-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-32353-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-73952-6
Buchreihen ISSN
1389-6903
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XXXI, 611
Themen