Social Vulnerability to Disasters, Second Edition

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Social Vulnerability to Disasters, Second Edition - Thomas, Deborah S K (Editor), and Phillips, Brenda D (Editor), and Lovecamp, William E (Editor)
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The 2010 Haiti and Chili earthquakes, the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan are but a few examples of recent catastrophic events that continue to reveal how social structure and roles produce extensive human suffering and differential impacts on individuals and communities. These events bring social vulnerability to the forefront in considering how disasters unfold, clearly revealing that disasters are not created from the physical event alone. Equally important, ...

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