What Is a Disaster?: A Dozen Perspectives on the Question E. Quarantelli

ISBN: 9780415178990

Published: March 19th 1998

Paperback

328 pages


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What Is a Disaster?: A Dozen Perspectives on the Question  by  E. Quarantelli

What Is a Disaster?: A Dozen Perspectives on the Question by E. Quarantelli
March 19th 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 328 pages | ISBN: 9780415178990 | 8.77 Mb

Are conflict situations such as the ethnic clashes in Yugoslavia or Rwanda, terrorist attacks and riots, the same kind of social crises as those generated by natural and technological happenings such as earthquakes and chemical explosions? Are theyMoreAre conflict situations such as the ethnic clashes in Yugoslavia or Rwanda, terrorist attacks and riots, the same kind of social crises as those generated by natural and technological happenings such as earthquakes and chemical explosions?

Are they both disasters and what practical or theoretical difference does it make if the same label is applied or not applied in different situations? In this book, social science disaster researchers from six different disciplines present their views on what a disaster is, giving reasons for taking different perspectives, and suggesting implications for taking one view over another.



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