Sociology of disaster

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  • The Importance Of Artificial Disasters

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    Natural and artificial disasters have always posed a threat to the development of countries across the world. In that regard, different governments have already established strategies that can be implemented to deal effectively with the disasters, which occur. It has been observed that the developing countries are slightly behind than the developed ones regarding dealing effectively with the disasters that occur abruptly. When a disaster occurs, the priority is to reduce the vulnerability of people

  • Thomas E. Drabek: Article Analysis

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    Introduction The article “Sociology, Disasters and Emergency Management: History, Contributions, and Future Agenda”, written by Emeritus Professor Thomas E. Drabek in 2005, is addressed to present (and future) emergency managers and scholars interested in disaster-related research. Professor Thomas E. Drabek, attained his doctorate degree from the Ohio State University in 1965. He is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver. Moreover, he authored

  • The Role Of Civil Engineering In The Causes Of A Natural Disaster

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    The role of a civil engineer in the aftermath of a natural disaster has mitigated to suffering of the victims. By dispensing the basic necessities as fast as possible to those in need. After natural disasters, food, water, shelter become the primary concerns to engineers and first responders. The scenario of destroyed infrastructure whether from flooded roads in New Orleans or destroyed bridges in Japan can greatly hinder the relief effort. To account for this, relief supplies had to be air dropped

  • Engineering Ethics In Engineering

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    In wake of natural disasters, the natural reaction is to find what went wrong, and who was at fault. The person at fault who failed to build and design structures that would have prevented catoptric damage. Additional questions are directed towards the engineer as to whether or not the job was done correctly. As an engineer, our main objective is to build and design safe structures that benefit society. All while making sure what we do is done in an ethically sound way. Engineering ethics is a field

  • Thomas Drabek and Crisis and Disaster Management Essay

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    Thomas E. Drabek, disaster researcher and prolific author of disaster literature, has been my favorite in both of those categories since I was introduced to his work in one of my first Crisis and Disaster Management (CDM) courses at the University of Central Missouri. His disaster research work and writings have motivated and inspired me to entertain the idea of becoming a disaster researcher. Prior to reading Drabek’s work and especially his book, The Human Side of Disasters, (Drabek, 2010), I was

  • Social Work Essay

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    to work in this field of social work would be the most exhilarating accomplishment of my life. Throughout my sociology and child and family studies coursework at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette I was constantly enlightened of ways I could successfully accomplish my ultimate goal to have a career that would allow me to help others. By acquiring an undergraduate degree in sociology, I realized I would be able to achieve impacting all aspects I am passionate about by furthering my education

  • Casualties Gone Unnoticed : The Marginalizing Effect Of Relief Efforts

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    Ahuja- Student of B.A. Sociology, Department of Sociology, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi **Arshiya Kochar- Student of B.A. Psychology, Sri Aurobindo College (E), University of Delhi ABSTRACT Wherever several different identities co-exist, conflicts are bound to happen. However, trivial conflicts get magnified into severe clashes and such clashes, can often metamorphose into violent uprisings, bloodshed and riots, which we can broadly consider as man-made disasters. In the aftermath of

  • Essay Heat Wave: a Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

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    Eric Klinenberg, assistant professor of sociology at New York University (formally of Northwestern University), wrote "Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago" in order to further investigate the devastating Chicago heat wave of 1995. From July 13h to July 20th, the heat led to over 700 deaths and thousands being hospitalized due to heat related illness. Following the catastrophe, there have been numerous medical, meteorological, and epidemiological studies done examining the reasons for

  • Sociological Imagination Summary

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    demonstrate to the individual how his private life is also constructed by the environment in which he lives and the actual age in which he resides. The study of sociology can tie the private and the classical by altering private issues into classical issues and the classical into private ones. To explain the kind of job that sociology can do in bridging the private with the classical, the author differentiates between what he calls “personal troubles and public issues”. Personal troubles

  • Environmental Sociology And The Environmental Justice Movement

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    Environmental sociology began to emerge in conjunction with the environmental justice movement. Environmental sociology can be defined as the study of how human societies interact with their environment. One important individual, Dr. Robert Bullard, acted as a key person throughout the environmental justice movement. He served as a technical advisor on civil right lawsuits and is now a professor at Texas Southern University. Because of his research dedicated to environmental issues pertaining the