Community Disaster Vulnerability: Theory, Research, and Practice (Paperback)
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Community Disaster Vulnerability: Theory, Research, and Practice (Paperback)

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Paperback 180 Pages / Published: 13/12/2014
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Disaster vulnerability is rapidly increasing on a global scale, particularly for those populations which are the historical clients of the social work profession. These populations include the very young and very old, the poor, ethnic and racial minorities, and those with physical or mental disabilities. Social workers are increasingly providing services in disasters during response and recovery periods, and are using community interventions to reduce disaster vulnerability. There is a need for a cogent theory of vulnerability and research that addresses improved community disaster practice and community resilience. Community Disaster Vulnerability and Resilience provides a unifying theoretical framework backed by research which can be translated into knowledge for effective practice in disasters.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781493901883
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 2934 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 10 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.


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"The small book ... summarizes how social scientists conceptualize, research, and approach such matters. ... helpful to social workers or other professionals on the ground, with the possible exception of those who design plans for emergency response to disasters, who may find it useful as an introduction to research approaches. This may also be a useful book for those who want to enter the field of disaster research and are looking for a compact overview and an introduction to the vocabulary of the area." (Julian Rappaport, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (47), December, 2013)

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