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dc.creatorBates, Frederick L.
dc.creatorPeacock, Walter G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-23T14:12:21Z
dc.date.available2019-03-23T14:12:21Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.citationBates, F.L. and W.G. Peacock. (1987). Disasters and Social Change. Pp. 291-330 in The Sociology of Disasters. Edited by R.R. Dynes, B. De Marchi, and C. Pelanda. Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli Press.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/175122
dc.descriptionNational Science Foundation, Awards 7712721 and 8012339en
dc.description.abstractThis chapter explores the potential implications of natural disasters for stimulating social change in impacted social systems. More precisely, this chapter focuses on large scale, sudden onset disaster events and explores the consequences set in motion by these event for potentially stimulating and resulting in both short- and long-term changes in the social systems. The authors offer approaches for 1) assessing the magnitude of disasters relative to the socials systems impacted, 2) conceptualizing social change, focusing on social structure and organization and 3) provide a series of theoretical arguments for hypothesizing change in the wake of a natural disasters. Research and fieldwork experiences from the 1976 Guatemalan earthquake, undertaken by the authors and their collaborators, are employed to illustrate and support the disasters and social change hypothesis.en
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dc.publisherFranco Angeli
dc.subjectDisastersen
dc.subjectSocial Impacts of Disastersen
dc.subjectsocial changeen
dc.subjectsociology of disastersen
dc.subjectsocial consequences of natural hazardsen
dc.subjectGuatemalan 1976 Earthquakeen
dc.titleDisaster and Social Changeen
dc.typeBook chapteren
local.departmentLandscape Architecture and Urban Planningen


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