Disaster Studies

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Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust

Joshua Hirsch

How films on the Holocaust gave birth to a new cinematic genre

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 halftones


All Creatures Safe and Sound

The Social Landscape of Pets in Disasters

Sarah E. DeYoung and Ashley K. Farmer

Lessons from recent disasters on accounting for the safety of animals and humans alike

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 10 halftones


American Dunkirk

The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf

How an unplanned maritime response to the 9/11 disaster showed creativity, improvisation, and the power of community-based resources

196 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 12 halftones, 1 map


Behind the Backlash

Muslim Americans after 9/11

Lori Peek

How Muslim-American identity has been shaped by 9/11 and its after effects

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 3 figures


Consuming Catastrophe

Mass Culture in America's Decade of Disaster

Timothy Recuber

Examines the media’s coverage of four American disasters, arguing that media attention directs our concern for the suffering of others toward efforts to soothe our own emotional turmoil

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables


Filling the Ark

Animal Welfare in Disasters

Leslie Irvine

Why the fate of animals in disasters depends on policy informed by compassion

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


History and September 11th

Edited by Joanne Meyerowitz

Locating the historical roots of the September 11th attacks

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps 19 halftones


The "Huddled Masses" Myth

Immigration and Civil Rights

Kevin R. Johnson

The disconnect between national rhetoric, the law, and public policy

264 pages | 6 x 9


Knowledge LTD

Toward a Social Logic of the Derivative

Randy Martin

What derivatives and excess, economic and otherwise, tell us about the state of global capital and culture

280 pages | 6 x 9


Nothing, Nobody

The Voices of the Mexico City Earthquake

Elena Poniatowska

This powerful account chronicles the human drama of the devastating earthquake that rocked Mexico City

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 24 halftones, 1 map


Philadelphia Freedoms

Black American Trauma, Memory, and Culture after King

Michael Awkward

Tracing racial trauma through Philadelphia sports and cultural production in the four decades after King's assassination

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 halftones


Rebuilding Community after Katrina

Transformative Education in the New Orleans Planning Initiative

Edited by Ken Reardon and John Forester

How a community-university partnership brought together analysis and political muscle to sustain New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones, 7 maps


The Risk Society Revisited

Social Theory and Governance

Eugene A. Rosa, Aaron M. McCright, and Ortwin Renn

How risk is a feature in all societies, and its connection to the challenges of sustainability

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 figures


Saving San Francisco

Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster

Andrea Rees Davies

How the relief and rebuiliding efforts after the 1906 disaster reproduced the class and racial divisions of pre-quake San Francisco

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 21 halftones, 8 maps


Sinking Chicago

Climate Change and the Remaking of a Flood-Prone Environment

Harold L. Platt

The first long-term study of the effects of climate change on an American city

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 figures, 13 maps