The Resource The causes and behavioral consequences of disasters : models informed by the global experience 1950-2005, Sasha Rudenstine, Sandro Galea

The causes and behavioral consequences of disasters : models informed by the global experience 1950-2005, Sasha Rudenstine, Sandro Galea

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The causes and behavioral consequences of disasters : models informed by the global experience 1950-2005
Title
The causes and behavioral consequences of disasters
Title remainder
models informed by the global experience 1950-2005
Statement of responsibility
Sasha Rudenstine, Sandro Galea
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The World Trade Center attacks. A typhoid outbreak in Eastern Europe. Hurricane Katrina. While each is a unique disaster, devastating events such as these are united both by their causes, and by the wide-ranging, and long-lasting health consequences that characterize their aftermath. Many of these consequences can be controlled or avoided. The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters brings a public health perspective to the fields of disaster preparedness and disaster response. Arguing that local context shapes the conditions for disasters, the authors study cases from the Cuzco, Peru, earthquake of 1950 to the Columbine school shooting to form the basis for a contextual model of disasters and population behavior following disasters. These models illustrate how the local context, careful pre-event planning, and coordinated post-event response strategies can minimize the initial damage and negative aftereffects of these events. This groundbreaking volume: Systematically reviews a half-century of disasters worldwide. Analyzes societal and environmental vulnerabilities and protective factors that can influence the course of disasters. Provides comprehensive models for causes of, and behavioral responses to, disasters, using in-depth examples from the U.S. and abroad. Applies both models to the World Trade Center attacks, with implications for the public health field.The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters will further professional discussion and understanding among a wide range of professionals and students across public health, mental health, education, health administration and policy, social work, and the social sciences."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NCLN
Dewey number
363.34
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF789.D5
  • HV553
LC item number
  • R83 2012
  • .R83 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The causes and behavioral consequences of disasters : models informed by the global experience 1950-2005, Sasha Rudenstine, Sandro Galea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Contents
Part 1: The study of disasters. 1. Understanding disasters -- 2. Broadening our conception of disasters and their consequences -- Part 2: Causes of disasters. 3. The missing role of context: a conceptual model -- 4. The continuum of vulnerabilities and capacities -- 5. Vulnerabilities and capacities: Venezuela floods and mudslides - December 14-16, 1999 -- 6. Intermittent stressors and protectors: modifiers of disaster -- 7. Intermittent stressors: New York City subway fire - December 28, 1990 -- 8. Intermittent protectors: Cuzco, Peru earthquake - May 21, 1950 -- Part 3: Behavioral consequences of disasters. 9. A conceptual model for understanding population behavior after disasters -- 10. Stage one: group preservation -- 11. Stage one: group preservation Australia cyclone Rona - February 11-13, 1999 -- 12. Stage two: population preservation and altruism -- 13. Stage two: population preservation and altruism Tajikistan typhoid epidemic - September to November 2003 -- 14. Stage three: internalizing -- 15. Stage three: internalizing Jefferson County, Colorado US Columbine High School shooting - April 20, 1999 -- 16. Stage four: externalizing -- 17. Stage four: externalizing Oklahoma City, OK, US bombing - April 19, 1995 -- 18. Stage five: renormalization -- 19. Stage five: renormalization South Africa traffic accidents - December 23, 1998 and September 22, 1999 -- Part 4: Our models: applying a public health perspective. 20. Two models, one disaster New York City terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center - September 11, 2001 -- 21. Disasters from a public health perspective
Control code
000048566898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 156 p.
Isbn
9781461403166
Lccn
2011934676
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
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.b26560513
System control number
  • (OCoLC)733237463
  • eblnew1461403162

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