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Riassunto: Because most environmental problems result from human intervention in the ecosystem, ecological research in the social sciences is now joining research in the biological and physical sciences as a means of addressing long-range problems. Within this type of social science research, this book claims, no problem is more important than the investigation of disaster. To assess the impact of sudden cataclysms on the living conditions of families or communities, scientists need a set of pretested, standardised measures that can be used cross-culturally. Once a disaster strikes, investigators are often faced with insufficient tools for assessing its impact and for evaluating whether aid programmes have enabled households to recover or improve their conditions. In this book, the authors introduce and describe a measure - the Domestic Assets Scale - that they have developed to deal with these research problems. They first present theoretical arguments that relate conditions to the concepts of disaster and development; they then show how the measure was constructed with the use of data collected in sample communities in Italy, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, the United States and Yugoslavia. Throughout these discussions, they emphasise the practical application of their theoretical arguments and address the research problems and constraints faced by investigators using the procedure. Finally, they assess the validity and reliability of the Domestic Assets Scale and show how it can be used to measure long-term change, especially in the wake of catastrophic events.
About the Author: Frederick L. Bates was a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Georgia and author of "The Structure of Social Systems." As the director of INTERLAB, he helped to establish a worldwide network of social scientists engaged in pure and applied research on environmental problems. Walter Gillis Peacock is a professor of Urban Planning and director of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University.
Titolo: Living Conditions, Disasters, and ...
Casa editrice: Univ of Georgia Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Georgia Press, 1993. Hardcover,ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition suitable as a reading copy. pp., 550grams, ISBN:0820314846. Codice libro della libreria 1272958
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr, 1993. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP88772924
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr, 1993. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP33511793
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First. First Printing with the 1 in the number line, tables, appendices, bibliography, is fully indexed, bright and tight, text and dust jacket are very nice condition, Codice libro della libreria 36254
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0820314846
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Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0820314846