Handbook of Disaster Research

  • Havidán Rodríguez
  • William Donner
  • Joseph E. Trainor

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Perspectives on Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald W. Perry
      Pages 3-22
    3. Arjen Boin, Paul ‘t Hart, Sanneke Kuipers
      Pages 23-38
    4. E. L. Quarantelli, Arjen Boin, Patrick Lagadec
      Pages 61-83
  3. Contemporary Issues in Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. James M. Kendra, Lauren A. Clay, Kimberly B. Gill
      Pages 87-107
    3. William L. Waugh Jr.
      Pages 123-143
    4. Katherine Hore, Ilan Kelman, Jessica Mercer, JC Gaillard
      Pages 145-159
  4. Inequality, Social Stratification, and Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Bob Bolin, Liza C. Kurtz
      Pages 181-203
    3. Elaine Enarson, Alice Fothergill, Lori Peek
      Pages 205-223
    4. Laura M. Stough, Ilan Kelman
      Pages 225-242
    5. Lori Peek, David M. Abramson, Robin S. Cox, Alice Fothergill, Jennifer Tobin
      Pages 243-262
    6. Michelle A. Meyer
      Pages 263-286
  5. Methods and Methodological Issues in Disaster Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. William Donner, Walter Diaz
      Pages 289-309
    3. Rachel A. Davidson, Linda K. Nozick
      Pages 331-356
    4. Michele M. Wood, Linda B. Bourque
      Pages 357-383
  6. Communities in Disaster

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Tricia Wachtendorf, James M. Kendra, Sarah E. DeYoung
      Pages 387-410
    3. Dewald Van Niekerk, Livhuwani David Nemakonde, Leandri Kruger, Kylah Forbes-Genade
      Pages 411-429
    4. Ann-Margaret Esnard, Alka Sapat
      Pages 431-446
  7. Communication and the Mass Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. Michael K. Lindell
      Pages 449-477
    3. Leysia Palen, Amanda L. Hughes
      Pages 497-518
  8. From Coordination to Recovery: Managing Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 519-519
    2. Thomas E. Drabek
      Pages 521-549
    3. Walter Gillis Peacock, Nicole Dash, Yang Zhang, Shannon Van Zandt
      Pages 569-594

About this book


This second edition of the Handbook reflects some of the foundational topics for disaster studies; current substantive, methodological or theoretical topics of interest; as well as new and emerging topics in the field. While highlighting some of the iconic themes of the 1st Edition, including what is a disaster; morbidity and mortality associated with disasters; gender and disasters; and race, class, ethnicity, and disasters, the 2nd Edition also brings to the forefront new and emerging research themes in the field of disaster studies, including climate change; children and disasters; technological and natech disasters; as well as the news media and disasters, among others. The 2nd Edition of the Handbook will continue to inform the field of disaster studies for years to come; it will expand our knowledge in this important field of inquiry, but will also generate new questions and research ideas; will continue to positively impact the growth, development, and  expansion of this field and our growing community; and will continue to raise awareness regarding the onset and impact of these events in societies throughout the world, and, in turn, will have significant and positive impacts on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. 


Disaster Research Gender and Disaster Methodological Approaches to Disaster Geographic Information Systems and Disaster Sustainable Disaster Recovery Vulnerability, Resilience and Disasters Business and Disasters Communication, Social Media and Disasters Mass Media and Disasters Public Health and Disasters Global Aspects and Disasters Climate Change and Disasters Terrorism and Disaster Disaster and Community Processes Government Management and Disasters

Editors and affiliations

  • Havidán Rodríguez
    • 1
  • William Donner
    • 2
  • Joseph E. Trainor
    • 3
  1. 1.University at Albany, SUNYAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEdinburgUSA
  3. 3.Core Faculty, Disaster Research CenterUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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