Disasters and Social Resilience: a bioecological approach

Boon, Helen J., Cottrell, Alison, and King, David (2016) Disasters and Social Resilience: a bioecological approach. Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies . Taylor & Francis, London, UK.

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The interconnectedness of communities, organisations, governing bodies, policy and individuals in the field of disaster studies has never been accurately examined or comprehensively modelled. This kind of study is vital for planning policy and emergency responses and assessing individual and community vulnerability, resilience and sustainability as well as mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts; it therefore deserves attention.

Disasters and Social Resilience fills this gap by introducing to the field of disaster studies a fresh methodology and a model for examining and measuring impacts and responses to disasters. Urie Bronfenbrenner's bioecological systems theory, which is used to look at communities holistically, is outlined and illustrated through a series of chapters, guiding the reader from the theory's underpinnings through research illustrations and applications focused on each level of Bronfenbrenner's ecosystems, culminating in an integration chapter. The final chapter provides policy recommendations for local and national government bodies and emergency providers to help individuals and communities prepare and withstand the effects of a range of disasters.

This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of disaster and emergency management, disaster readiness and risk reduction (DRR), and to scholars and students of more general climate change and sustainability studies.

Item ID: 44321
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-93312-5
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Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction by Helen J. Boon -- Chapter 2. Rationale for the use of Bronfenbrenner's bioecological systems theory to examine resilience by Helen J. Boon -- Chapter 3. Methodology: An application of Bronfenbrenner's bioecological systems theory by Helen J. Boon -- Chapter 4. Individuals' disaster resilience by Helen J. Boon -- Chapter 5. The microsystem in disaster resilience by Helen J. Boon -- Chapter 6. The mesosystem in disaster resilience by Alison Cottrell -- Chapter 7. The exosystem and the community by David King -- Chapter 8. The macrosystem by David King -- Chapter 9. The Chronosystem by Alison Cottrell -- Conclusion by Helen J. Boon, Alison Cottrell, David King.

Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 01:38
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 20%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961010 Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments @ 50%
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