At the same time, the humanitarian turn towards technology also entails increasing remote management and centralization. Past research clearly demonstrates that gender influences resources, capacities, decision-making processes, and outcomes throughout the disaster lifecycle, as well as the practical management of disaster risk, response, and recovery structures. The destructive effects of disasters on women and girls can be modified by mainstreaming their capacities in the post-disaster phases. The Handbook also includes a number of essays focusing on various types of vulnerabilities. The Handbook of Disaster Research is unlike any other handbook I've seen.
This is not surprising when you look at the list of individual authors. Luminaries in their fields, they represent some of the most creative thinkers in the social sciences today. I need this book on my shelf. By taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, the Handbook addresses the very pressing need to better understand the social dimensions of disaster. Analyses of key social-psychological concepts, such as risk and uncertainty, stand beside sociological assessments of class, community, organisation, technology and the media. I need this book on my shelf.
As Hank Fischer indicated, most disaster research is not about the meaning of disaster. The Handbook also includes contributions focusing on the relationship between disaster and development, the popular culture of disasters, new dimensions of disaster research, as well as projections of disasters into the future. The influence of the thinking and writing in this period on definitions of disaster , of course, extends to the present day. The confusion and apparent anomalies that derive from this practice are likely to continue until researchers begin to document such qualifications or to operate within some typology. Drawing parallels of humanitarian logistics and business logistics, the paper discovers and describes the unique characteristics of humanitarian logistics while recognizing the need of humanitarian logistics to learn from business logistics.
The Handbook of Disaster Research provides an interdisciplinary and international approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. This is not surprising when you look at the list of individual authors. Some proactive training, preparedness, and mitigation steps are also apparent from service providers, feminist activists, and anti-violence advocates, generally in response to specific disaster events. The editors of this Handbook have brought together a comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume with a diverse and international group of contributors. However, proofreading and editing could be better. Efficiency in logistics is a key success factor because it ensures the proper flow of goods and services in a complex supply chain. Albala-Bertrand Local Emergency Management Organizations 168 15 David A.
Finally, a volume that takes on the task of articulating and unpacking the many social complexities of modern disasters and catastrophes. This seminal work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research as it stands now while outlining how the field will continue to grow. This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions, and focuses on social science disaster research--human adaptation, resilience, and innovation. Their concrete information needs is highly context-influenced and often they find themselves unable to access the right information at the right time. It represents a critical addition for academic libraries and disaster collections with articles that will be heavily sought by students of disaster studies and would also make an excellent classroom textbook for students across a range of disciples and in the field of emergency management. Overall, given the increasing need for society to cope with disasters, particularly their social ramifications, this will become a key source to any collection supporting disaster mitigation.
Yet, the Handbook offers a very balanced set of analyses that will undoubtedly appeal to not only the researcher, but the practitioner and the policy-maker alike. The training program for systems competence through gaming simulation demonstrates that interactive design of simulation games supports change processes in the educational organizations. The Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. Contents: What is a disaster? This chapter examines both the reinstallation of and intervention into dominant gendered patterns after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Phillips From Research to Praxis: The Relevance of 468 8 Disaster Research for Emergency Management Richard A. These include Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research.
Just about everyone who is anyone in the disaster research community has shared their knowledge on the important topics of the day. My interest is the practices that promote the dominance of men and masculinity after crisis as well as those that work to destabilize it. Just about everyone who is anyone in the disaster research community has shared their knowledge on the important topics of the day. The Handbook also includes a number of essays focusing on various types of vulnerabilities. Descriptive studies can be and long have been generated with little attention to issues of theory or paradigm for that matter. Webb Remembering: Community Commemoration After 441 15 Disaster Anne Eyre Research Applications in the Classroom 456 12 Brenda D. Thank you for this outstanding contribution to the field.
The authors and the publisher are to be congratulated for completing the book that will be widely sought after by practitioners, researchers and students of disaster planning and response. This seminal paintings is the 1st interdisciplinary number of catastrophe examine because it stands now whereas outlining how the sector will keep growing. The chapter concludes with research recommendations and with strategies for utilizing new knowledge about gendered vulnerability and resilience to reduce risk, minimize losses, and decrease suffering in disasters. There is also wide agreement that in disaster one finds disruption of the social. Series Title: Other Titles: Disaster research Responsibility: edited by Havid́́án Rodríguez, Enrico L.