Disability and Disaster: Explorations and Exchanges

Disability and Disaster: Explorations and Exchanges


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137485991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Series: Disaster Studies
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Andy Cox, USA Angélica Dotto Londero, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil Anna Opland Stenersen, Norway Åsun Øien Josefsen, Norway. Brenda D. Phillips, Ohio University-Chillicothe, USA. Carlos Kaiser Mansilla, ONG Inclusiva, Chile Christy Hardinger, USA. Corinna Villar Cole, Sam Houston State University, USA. David Alexander, University College London, UK. Anonymous Glen W. White, University of Kansas, USA. Inge Komardjaja, Research Institute for Human Settlements, Korea Jane Kihungi, Kenya Jean-Luc Simon, Disabled People's International (DPI), Italy June Isaacson Kailes, Center for Disability and Health Policy at Western University of Health Sciences, USA. Kelen Ferreira, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil Khanh Thanh Nguyen, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, Norway Lori Peek, Colorado State University, USA. Marcie Roth, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), USA. Marcos Eduardo Barquero Varela, Costa Rica Mataiti Mataiti, Cook Islands Mercy Yazmin Rincón Ardila, Colombia Síglia Camargo, Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. Subhasis Bhadra, Gautam Buddha University, India. Veronica A. Johnson, USA.

Table of Contents

PART I: BACKGROUND 1. Editorial Introduction, Ilan Kelman and Laura M. Stough: (Dis) ability and (Dis)aster 2. David Alexander: Disability and Disaster: An Overview 3. Brenda Phillips: Inclusive Emergency Management for People with Disabilities facing Disaster PART II: NARRATIVES 4. Anonymous: One (Mis-)Step From (Personal) Disaster: Being Blind 5. Marcos Eduardo Barquero Varela: One Should Remain Calm 6. Subhasis Bhadra: Failure And Hope: Living Or Not With Disability After The 2001 Gujarat Earthquake 7. Ian Christoplos: Resilience Just For The Resilient? 8. Andy Cox: Educating First Responders About Asperger's Syndrome 9. Kelen L. Ferreira: Fighting To Restart 10. Christy Hardinger: No Matter What Happened, I Have Survived 11. Veronica Johnson: Migraines And Atmospheric Conditions 12. Åsun Øien Josefsen: Don't Let Me Burn! 13. June Isaacson Kailes: If You People Would Just Prepare! 14. Carlos Kaiser: Inclusive Risk Management 15. Jane Kihungi: Terrorism And Displacement In Kenya 16. Inge Komardjaja: Maintaining Social Contact For Disaster Preparedness 17. Mataiti Mataiti: Disasters For People With Disabilities In The Cook Islands 18. Khanh Thanh Nguyen: A Disaster-Free Life - A Lot Of Luck And Happiness 19. Mercy Yazmin Rincón Ardila: Light Or Darkness? 20. Marcie Roth: The Water Is Rushing In 21. Jean-Luc Simon: Of Bodybuilders And Wheelchairs 22. Anna Stenersen: My Sister 23. Glen White: Wheels On The Ground: Lessons Learned And Lessons To Learn PART III: CONCLUSIONS 24. Marcie Roth: Help Us to Get it Right 25. Editorial Conclusion, Laura M. Stough and Ilan Kelman: Exploring and Exchanging for (Dis)ability and (Dis)aster

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