Response to Disaster: Fact Versus Fiction & Its Perpetuation: The Sociology of Disaster

Response to Disaster: Fact Versus Fiction & Its Perpetuation: The Sociology of Disaster

by Henry W., III Fischer III
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819195537

ISBN-13: 9780819195531

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: University Press of America

This book provides the reader with a basic understanding of how people and organizations usually respond to a disaster in contrast to how they are usually perceived to respond. The author also describes how and why the mass media helps to provide both accurate and inaccurate information. If each of us were to gain a better understanding of the behavioral and

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This book provides the reader with a basic understanding of how people and organizations usually respond to a disaster in contrast to how they are usually perceived to respond. The author also describes how and why the mass media helps to provide both accurate and inaccurate information. If each of us were to gain a better understanding of the behavioral and organizational problems commonly encountered during a disaster, we may facilitate more effective mitigation, planning, and disaster response activity in our own communities and in the nation. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; What is a Disaster?; Behavioral Responses to Disaster; Why We Believe the Disaster Mythology; Organizational Response to Disaster; Future Research Needs; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819195531
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 BContents: What is a Disaster?
Chapter 2 Behavioral Responses to Disaster
Chapter 3 Why We Believe the Disaster Mythology
Chapter 4 Organizational Response to Disaster
Chapter 5 Future Research Needs
Chapter 6 Bibliography
Chapter 7 Index

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