Table of contents for Handbook of disaster research / edited by Havidan Rodriguez, Enrico L. Quarantelli, Russell R. Dynes ; with forewords by William A. Anderson, Patrick J. Kennedy, Everett Ressler.

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Editor's Introduction.- What is a Disaster?.- A Heuristic Approach to Future Disasters and Crises: New, Old, and In Between Types.- The Crisis Approach.- Methodological Issues.- The Role of Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing in Disaster.- Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Disasters.- Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Disaster Vulnerability.- Gender and Disaster: Foundations and Directions.- Globalization and Localization: An Economic Approach.- Local Emergency Management Organizations.- Community Processes: Warning and Evacuation.- Search and Rescue Activities in Disasters.- Community Processes: Coordination.- Sustainable Disaster Recovery: Operationalizing an Existing Agenda.- Sheltering and ousing Recovery Following Disaster.- Businesses and Disasters: Vulnerability, Impact and Recovery.- Organizational Adaptation to Disaster.- Community Innovation and Disasters.- Disaster and Development Research and Practice: A Necessary Electicism?.- National Planning and Response: National Systems.- Disaster and Crisis Management in Transitional Societies: Commonalitites and Regularities.- Terrorism as Disaster.- Recent Developments in U.S. Homeland Security Policies and Their Implications for the Management of Extreme Events.- Unwelcome Irritant or Useful Ally: The Mass Media in Emergencies.- The Popular Culture of DIsaster: Exploring a New Dimension of Disaster Research.- Remembering: Community Commemorations After Disaster.- Research Applications in the Classroom.- From Research to Praxis: The Relevance of Disaster Research for Emergency Management.- Communicating Risk and Uncertainty: Science, Technology, and Disasters at the Crossroads.- Crisis Management in the 21st Century: "Unthinkable" Events in "Inconceivable" Contexts.- New Dimensions: The Growth of a Market in Fear.- Disasters Ever More? Reducing U.S. Vulnerabilities.- References.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Disaster relief -- Research.