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Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook of Disaster Research

Editors: Rodríguez, Havidán, Donner, William, Trainor, Joseph E. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on dynamic pressures such as population growth, composition, and distribution, as well as income inequality, stratification, and poverty
  • Provides theoretical, methodological, and public policy contributions of the field of disaster studies at the national and international level
  • Discuses new trajectories and opportunities for social science research in research
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About this book

This second edition of the Handbook reflects some of the foundational topics for disaster studies; current substantive, methodological or theoretical topics of interest; as well as new and emerging topics in the field. While highlighting some of the iconic themes of the 1st Edition, including what is a disaster; morbidity and mortality associated with disasters; gender and disasters; and race, class, ethnicity, and disasters, the 2nd Edition also brings to the forefront new and emerging research themes in the field of disaster studies, including climate change; children and disasters; technological and natech disasters; as well as the news media and disasters, among others. The 2nd Edition of the Handbook will continue to inform the field of disaster studies for years to come; it will expand our knowledge in this important field of inquiry, but will also generate new questions and research ideas; will continue to positively impact the growth, development, and  expansion of this field and our growing community; and will continue to raise awareness regarding the onset and impact of these events in societies throughout the world, and, in turn, will have significant and positive impacts on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.


About the authors

Havidán Rodríguez is the President of the University at Albany of the State University of New York (SUNY). However, most of his work for this Handbook took place in his previous role as Founding Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and a tenured professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He also served as director of the Disaster Research Center (DRC) at the University of Delaware. He was the principal investigator for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Training the Next Generation of Disaster Researchers, funded by NSF. Dr. Rodríguez is the co-editor (with Quarantelli and Dynes) of the Handbook of Disaster Research (2006). 

Joseph E. Trainor is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware (UD). He is the current director of the UD Disaster Science and Management Degree Programs and is a Core Faculty member at the Disaster Research Center (DRC).

William Donner is Associate Professor of Sociology and Disaster Studies M.A. Director at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.  Research interests include hazard warnings, epidemiology, demography, and statistical applications in disaster research.

Reviews

“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)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Defining Disaster: An Evolving Concept

    Perry, Ronald W.

    Pages 3-22

  • The Crisis Approach

    Boin, Arjen (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Contributions of Technological and Natech Disaster Research to the Social Science Disaster Paradigm

    Gill, Duane A. (et al.)

    Pages 39-60

  • Studying Future Disasters and Crises: A Heuristic Approach

    Quarantelli, E. L. (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • Resilience and Disasters

    Kendra, James M. (et al.)

    Pages 87-107

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eBook $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63254-4
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Hardcover $349.99
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Softcover $349.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87509-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Disaster Research
Editors
  • Havidán Rodríguez
  • William Donner
  • Joseph E. Trainor
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63254-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63254-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63253-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87509-5
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 619
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
Topics