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Disability and Disaster

Disability and Disaster Author I. Kelman
ISBN-10 9781137486004
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 197
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Disability and Disaster adds disaster research to the expanding area of disability studies. The book includes writings by international scholars and first-hand narratives from individuals with disabilities affected by disasters around the globe. Hazards described in these narratives include earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fires, and war.



Handbook of Disaster Research

Handbook of Disaster Research Author Havidán Rodríguez
ISBN-10 9783319632544
Release 2017-11-16
Pages 619
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This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters. These include Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research. This seminal work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research as it stands now while outlining how the field will continue to grow.



Coming Home after Disaster

Coming Home after Disaster Author Alka Sapat
ISBN-10 9781315404240
Release 2016-12-19
Pages 358
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Post-disaster housing concerns and dilemmas are complex, global in nature, and are inextricably intertwined with social, economic, and political considerations.? The multi-faceted nature of housing recovery requires a holistic approach that accounts for its numerous dimensions and contours that are best captured with multi-disciplinary, multi-scalar, and multi-hazard approaches. This book serves as a valuable resource by highlighting the key issues and challenges that need to be addressed with regard to post-disaster housing. By featuring a collection of case studies on various disasters that have occurred globally and written by scholars and practitioners from various disciplines, it highlights the rich diversity of approaches taken to solve post-disaster housing problems. Coming home after Disaster can serve as an essential reference for researchers and practitioners in disaster and emergency management, public administration, public policy, urban planning, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, architecture, and other related social science fields. Key features in this book are: Addresses a wide range of dilemmas such as differential levels of social and physical vulnerability; problems related to land tenure, home-ownership, property rights, planning, and zoning; and political and legal challenges to housing recovery.? Discusses the role played by public, private and non-governmental organizations, the informal sector, financial institutions, and insurance in rebuilding and housing recovery. Features global case studies, incorporates relevant examples and policies, and offers solutions from a range of scholars working in multiple disciplines and different countries.



Introduction to Emergency Management Second Edition

Introduction to Emergency Management  Second Edition Author Brenda Phillips
ISBN-10 9781315394688
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 464
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Emergency management university programs have experienced dramatic and exponential growth over the last twelve years. This new, fully updated edition introduces majors and minors to the field and provides content accessible to those students taking introductory emergency management courses. The book’s student-centered focus looks at the regional, state, and local level response, as well as some of the often misunderstood or overlooked social aspects of disasters. Real-world cases are described throughout including considerations of international emergency management and disasters alongside features from former students now working as professionals in the field of emergency management.



Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Author Ben Wisner
ISBN-10 9781136918681
Release 2012-03-29
Pages 912
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The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state of the art and future development of conceptual, theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical knowledge and available tools. Organized into five inter-related sections, this Handbook contains sixty-five contributions from leading scholars. Section one situates hazards and disasters in their broad political, cultural, economic, and environmental context. Section two contains treatments of potentially damaging natural events/phenomena organized by major earth system. Section three critically reviews progress in responding to disasters including warning, relief and recovery. Section four addresses mitigation of potential loss and prevention of disasters under two sub-headings: governance, advocacy and self-help, and communication and participation. Section five ends with a concluding chapter by the editors. The engaging international contributions reflect upon the politics and policy of how we think about and practice applied hazard research and disaster risk reduction. This Handbook provides a wealth of interdisciplinary information and will appeal to students and practitioners interested in Geography, Environment Studies and Development Studies.



Flirting with Disaster

Flirting with Disaster Author Marc S. Gerstein
ISBN-10 9781402753039
Release 2008
Pages 340
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Analyzes major disasters in recent history and explains how their deep financial, emotional, and historical impacts could have been avoided.



Uncovering Soviet disasters

Uncovering Soviet disasters Author James E. Oberg
ISBN-10 0394560957
Release 1988
Pages 317
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This investigation into modern disasters in the Soviet Union, including the deaths of cosmonauts, industrial accidents, and major health crises, reveals why they were covered up and how they became known to the West



Imaging Disaster

Imaging Disaster Author Gennifer Weisenfeld
ISBN-10 9780520954243
Release 2012-11-14
Pages 400
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Focusing on one landmark catastrophic event in the history of an emerging modern nation—the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and surrounding areas in 1923—this fascinating volume examines the history of the visual production of the disaster. The Kanto earthquake triggered cultural responses that ran the gamut from voyeuristic and macabre thrill to the romantic sublime, media spectacle to sacred space, mournful commemoration to emancipatory euphoria, and national solidarity to racist vigilantism and sociopolitical critique. Looking at photography, cinema, painting, postcards, sketching, urban planning, and even scientific visualizations, Weisenfeld demonstrates how visual culture has powerfully mediated the evolving historical understanding of this major national disaster, ultimately enfolding mourning and memory into modernization.



Strong Safe and Resilient

Strong  Safe  and Resilient Author Abhas K. Jha
ISBN-10 9780821398319
Release 2013-04-10
Pages 202
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Disaster risk management is essential in the fight against poverty. Disasters can, in an instant, wipe out decades of hard-fought poverty reduction and development gains and push countless households into poverty. Disasters disproportionally affect the poor: Vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, are at particular risk. East Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-stricken region in the world, suffering from small recurrent as well as rare high-impact events. East Asia is rapidly urbanizing, and cities are becoming disaster hotspots. Unplanned or poorly planned urbanization, which puts more people and assets in harm’s way, is the single largest driver of disaster risk. There is deep uncertainty about future disaster and climate risks, challenging our ability to adapt to new developments and changing the physical and natural environment. Decision makers can make a significant difference by effectively managing disaster risk and building resilience. With education and communication, preparedness, and investments, urbanization can be channeled as a tremendous positive force for development. By decreasing disaster exposure and vulnerability through systematic assessments and communication of risks, better land-use planning, and many other practical measures, the impacts of natural hazards can be reduced significantly. At the same time, it is necessary to recognize that the risks of disasters cannot be entirely eliminated, and countries need to plan for failure by considering different scenarios, especially within complex systems and networks. Preventive investments in risk reduction and emergency preparedness can be extremely cost-effective and can greatly reduce the impact of natural hazards. Governments can prioritize actions based on informed decisions about the level of risk to reduce the risks from disasters. Public investments, such as early-warning systems, retrofitting of critical infrastructure at risk, and mainstreaming systematic risk assessments into relevant public investment planning processes, can help to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth. The World Bank supports countries around the world in mainstreaming a comprehensive and integrated approach to disaster risk management into development. The World Bank provides analytical and advisory services, helps to build climate and disaster resilience into core investments across sectors, and offers unique financial solutions to better manage the contingent fiscal risks from disasters.



Land and Disaster Management Strategies in Asia

Land and Disaster Management Strategies in Asia Author Huong Ha
ISBN-10 9788132219767
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 264
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This book focuses on land and disaster governance in Asian countries. The Asian region has become increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters, including floods, cyclones, storms, earthquakes, drought, typhoons and tsunamis. Further, as a result of unsustainable changes being made in patterns of land use, catchment and coastal zones, increasing population density, migration patterns, and the spread of consumer culture across countries, the impact of natural disasters has increased manifold. The book addresses two major concerns in this field. Firstly, it discusses topics intended to raise awareness among all stakeholders of the critical aspects of disaster management in the context of Asia. Secondly, it calls upon policymakers, researchers, academics, practitioners, private enterprises and civil society organizations, as well as all those who have been, are and will be affected by natural disasters to search for innovative and novel approaches to reducing risk and managing disasters.



Disaster and Development an Occupational Perspective

Disaster and Development  an Occupational Perspective Author Nancy Rushford
ISBN-10 9780702060793
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 288
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A ground breaking book that crosses cultures and contexts to provide a foundation for critical reflection on the role of occupation in disaster and development. An occupational perspective is illuminated by drawing upon the experiences of survivors, practitioners, personnel from local and international organisations, researchers and academics, with implications for policy, practice and education. supports the development, use and practice of occupational therapy in disaster preparedness and response contexts presents a rich array of new material and learning which is sought after by occupational therapy and occupational science professions case study experiences covering epidemics, refugee crises, industrial emergencies, conflict, terrorism and natural disasters concludes with a description and analysis of a proposed occupational framework for disaster preparedness and response Contributed by a truly global team of authors from Australia, the US, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, the UK, Hong Kong, Indonesia... Edited by a team who are widely recognised and experienced in development and disaster contexts



Disasters and Mental Health

Disasters and Mental Health Author Juan José López-Ibor, Jr.
ISBN-10 9780470021248
Release 2005-01-28
Pages 288
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This title provides a comprehensive overview of clinical, epidemiological, psychobiological, psychosocial and service organization aspects of disaster psychiatry. It takes a practical approach and includes a series of reports on significant experiences made in this field in various regions of the world. An Unbiased and reliable reference point, endorsed by the WPA Includes contributions from internationally acclaimed experts



Learning from Megadisasters

Learning from Megadisasters Author Federica Ranghieri
ISBN-10 9781464801549
Release 2014-06-26
Pages 388
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While not all natural disasters can be avoided, their impact on a population can be mitigated through effective planning and preparedness. These are the lessons to be learned from Japan's own megadisaster: the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, the fi rst disaster ever recorded that included an earthquake, a tsunami, a nuclear power plant accident, a power supply failure, and a large-scale disruption of supply chains. It is a sad fact that poor communities are often hardest hit and take the longest to recover from disaster. Disaster risk management (DRM) should therefore be taken into account as a major development challenge, and countries must shift from a tradition of response to a culture of prevention and resilience. Learning from Megadisasters: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake consolidates a set of 36 Knowledge Notes, research results of a joint study undertaken by the Government of Japan and the World Bank. These notes highlight key lessons learned in seven DRM thematic clusters—structural measures; nonstructural measures; emergency response; reconstruction planning; hazard and risk information and decision making; the economics of disaster risk, risk management, and risk fi nancing; and recovery and relocation. Aimed at sharing Japanese cutting-edge knowledge with practitioners and decision makers, this book provides valuable guidance to other disaster-prone countries for mainstreaming DRM in their development policies and weathering their own natural disasters.



Cultural Exchanges Between Brazil and France

Cultural Exchanges Between Brazil and France Author Regina R. Felix
ISBN-10 9781557537461
Release 2016
Pages 225
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Introduction to Cultural Exchanges between Brazil and France / Regina R. Felix and Scott D. Juall -- Part One. Early French Visions and Revisions of Brazil -- Representing the Tupinambá and the Brazilwood Trade in Sixteenth-century Rouen / Amy J. Buono -- The Myth of the Noble Frenchman and the Politics of Friendship and Enmity in Sixteenth-century Brazil / Luciana Villas Bôas -- The "Other" Brazil of Léry and Lévi-Strauss / Susan L. Rosenstreich -- Bernardin's L'Amazone as a Post-Enlightenment Brazilian Utopia / Christophe Ippolito -- Part Two. French Ideological Moves in Brazil -- Critical Transfers between Brazil and France and the Nineteenth-century Press / Andre Caparelli -- Temporalities of Travel in Cunha and Lévi-Strauss / Javier Uriarte -- The French University Mission to Brazil, Racial Theory, and the Formation of a New Social Science Paradigm / Andrew R. Dausch -- Part Three. Reciprocal Transformations between Brazil and France -- Brazilian Bandidos after French Anti-Heroes / Maryam Monalisa Gharavi -- Niemeyer's Headquarters for the French Communist Party, 1965-80 / Vanessa Grossman -- Racing Masculinities and Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, and the Specter of Death / Bécquer Medak-Seguin -- Neto's Leviathan Thot in the Panthéon, a Phallocentric Performing Theater / Samantha E. Wilson -- Part Four. Thematic Bibliography



Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry

Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry Author Robert J. Ursano
ISBN-10 9781107138490
Release 2017-05-23
Pages 364
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This book presents a decade of advances in the psychological, biological and social responses to disasters, helping medics and leaders prepare and react.



Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific

Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific Author Ian Davis
ISBN-10 9781317644873
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 340
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This book uses two international frameworks—the Millennium Development Goals and the Hyogo Framework for Action, a program focused on disaster risk management—to study the key trends in the region in terms of disaster incidence, sources of vulnerability and social and economic challenges. As both frameworks draw to a close, international debate is taking place during the period 2012–2015 on their current progress. This book seeks to help readers understand the process better. The chapters are written by eight independent internationally based authors. Collectively, they have extensive regional experience in the areas of disaster risk management and climate change as well as working in academia, research, consultancy, the UN and international agencies, government and the NGO sector. The analysis presented benefits from their varied backgrounds in medicine, architecture, economics, engineering, planning, social studies, development studies and political science. Throughout the book, relevant examples, drawn from the region, are included to ‘earth’ the project in the harsh realities of risk and disaster impact.



Geographic Information Systems GIS for Disaster Management

Geographic Information Systems  GIS  for Disaster Management Author Brian Tomaszewski
ISBN-10 9781482211689
Release 2014-12-19
Pages 310
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide essential disaster management decision support and analytical capabilities. As such, homeland security professionals would greatly benefit from an interdisciplinary understanding of GIS and how GIS relates to disaster management, policy, and practice. Assuming no prior knowledge in GIS and/or disaster management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management guides readers through the basics of GIS as it applies to disaster management practice. Using a hands-on approach grounded in relevant GIS and disaster management theory and practice, this textbook provides coverage of the basics of GIS. It examines what GIS can and can’t do, GIS data formats (vector, raster, imagery), and basic GIS functions, including analysis, map production/cartography, and data modeling. It presents a series of real-life case studies that illustrate the GIS concepts discussed in each chapter. These case studies supply readers with an understanding of the applicability of GIS to the full disaster management cycle. Providing equal treatment to each disaster management cycle phase, the book supplies disaster management practitioners and students with coverage of the latest developments in GIS for disaster management and emerging trends. It takes a learning-by-examples approach to help readers apply what they have learned from the examples and disaster management scenarios to their specific situations. The book illustrates how GIS technology can help disaster management professionals, public policy makers, and decision-makers at the town, county, state, federal, and international levels. Offering software-neutral best practices, this book is suitable for use in undergraduate- or graduate-level disaster management courses. Offering extensive career advice on GIS for disaster management from working professionals, the book also includes a GIS for disaster management research agenda and ideas for staying current in the field.