Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters

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Walter Gillis Peacock, Hugh Gladwin, Betty Hearn Morrow
Routledge, 2012 M11 12 - 304 pages
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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.

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DISASTER IN THEFIRST PERSON
The event The damage
The research team
SOCIAL SYSTEMS ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS
Disaster andrecovery
THE SOCIOPOLITICAL ECOLOGY
A NIGHT FOR HARD
THE VOICES OF WOMEN Elaine Enarson and Betty Hearn Morrow
THEFAMILIES OF ANDREW
Uneven outcomes
why raceand ethnicitymatters HurricaneAndrew damage Homeowners insurance the consequences of raceand
Successes and failures of marketbased household recovery
POSTHURRICANE
Ethnicracial variations inrelocation Analysis of relocation patterns
A NEGLECTED BLACK COMMUNITY

The media andother sources of information
Preparationactivities The decisionto evacuate
Some policy considerations
CRISIS DECISION MAKING AND MANAGEMENT
THETENT CITIES
Urban ecological networksminority communities Florida City Homestead and disaster
HURRICANE
Social changeafter disaster The reshaping ofMiami?
Hurricane Andrewresearch projects
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