Response to Disaster

Response to Disaster
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Publisher : University Press of America
Total Pages : 248
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ISBN-10 : 0761811834
ISBN-13 : 9780761811831
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Book Synopsis Response to Disaster by : Henry W. Fischer

Download or read book Response to Disaster written by Henry W. Fischer and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 1998 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A third-generation disaster researcher challenges what he sees as a myth perpetrated since the genesis of the field in the 1950s that faced with an emergency, most people will panic and flee, become helplessly impassive, or loot. He sets out the empirical evidence in statistics and case studies. He agrees with colleagues that the mass media are a primary factor in spreading the myth, but goes beyond them to address what emergency agencies can do despite it. Graduate and undergraduate students interested in social response to disasters, the disaster research community, and people responsible for responding to disaster might find the treatment interesting. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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