Response to Disaster: Fact Versus Fiction and Its Perpetuation / Edition 3

Response to Disaster: Fact Versus Fiction and Its Perpetuation / Edition 3

by Henry W. Fischer III
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Response to Disaster: Fact Versus Fiction and Its Perpetuation / Edition 3

Response to Disaster combines the original research of author Henry W. Fischer with the literature used today to describe behavioral and organizational challenges commonly experienced before, during, and after disasters. Actual problems are presented and compared to those often misperceived to occur, know as disaster mythology. Fisher examines case studies conducted during the post-impact and long-term recovery periods of major and minor disasters worldwide. He asserts that the role of the mass media assists in eliciting needed help with an effective response, but also perpetuates disaster mythology. Fisher presents striking comparisons between the perception of disaster in the eyes of the general public, the actual situations emergency responders face, and the way mass media reporters broadcast information. Additionally, the problems encountered by emergency response organizations are compared and contrasted with general public and media perceptions of disaster response. Fisher presents the response to September 11, 2001, the south Asian tsunami, and hurricane Katrina in this comprehensive third edition.

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ISBN-13: 9780761841173
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 08/21/2008
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 187,103
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is a Disaster? Chapter 2.: Who Does Disaster Research? Chapter 3: Behavioral Response to Disaster Chapter 4: Why We Believe the Disaster Mythology Chapter 5: Organizational Response to Disaster Chapter 6: Future Research Needs

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