Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender, and the Sociology of Disasters

Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender, and the Sociology of Disasters

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by Walter Gillis Peacock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415168112

ISBN-13: 9780415168113

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores how social, economic and political factors set the stage for Hurricane Andrew by influencing who was prepared, who was hit the hardest, and who was most likely to recover. Employing unique research data the authors analyze the consequences of conflict and competition on disaster preparation, response and recovery, especially where associated with

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This book explores how social, economic and political factors set the stage for Hurricane Andrew by influencing who was prepared, who was hit the hardest, and who was most likely to recover. Employing unique research data the authors analyze the consequences of conflict and competition on disaster preparation, response and recovery, especially where associated with race, ethnicity and gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415168113
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
1Disaster in the First Person1
2Social Systems, Ecological Networks and Disasters: Toward a Socio-Political Ecology of Disasters20
3Before the Storm: The Socio-Political Ecology of Miami36
4Warning and Evacuation: A Night for Hard Houses52
5Crisis Decision Making and Management75
6Coping in a Temporary Way: The Tent Cities92
7A Gendered Perspective: The Voices of Women116
8Stretching the Bonds: The Families of Andrew141
9Ethnic and Racial Inequalities in Hurricane Damage and Insurance Settlements171
10Ethnicity and Segregation: Post-Hurricane Relocation191
11And the Poor Get Poorer: A Neglected Black Community206
12Disasters and Social Change: Hurricane Andrew and the Reshaping of Miami?226
AppHurricane Andrew research projects243
Bibliography251
Name index268
Subject index272

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let's see. Ethnicity??? Gender???? Why go there??? I guess if you are a sociologist you have to try to pretend that everyone thinks that every human being has the same value. Newsflash: The stupid ones are not worth as much. Promise. Why talk about it in terms of ethnicity and gender???? That is not what it is really all about. I think the American public would be much better served if you used the terms "dumb bast . . . . " and "dumb bitc . . . ." In fact, I'm wondering if there are any more hurricanes coming so we can tell a bunch of the dumb ones that it would be a good time to go picnic at the beach.