Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Hurricane Andrew

Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters, 1st Edition

Edited by Walter Gillis Peacock, Hugh Gladwin


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Paperback: 9781138867116
pub: 2014-12-02
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pub: 1997-10-23
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This book explores how social, economic and political factors set the stage for Hurricane Andrew by influencing who was prepared, who was hit the hardest, and who was most likely to recover. Employing unique research data the authors analyze the consequences of conflict and competition on disaster preparation, response and recovery, especially where associated with race, ethnicity and gender.


'Fascinating… This must be an essential text for all those in the emergency and contingency planning field, especially with regard to the longevity of the after-care requirements and the dramatic…effect that such events can have on families and communities'N -Disaster Prevention and Management

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography