Disaster Studies: The Consequences of the Historical Use of a Sociological Approach in the Development of Research
March 1994 (VOL. 12, NO. 1)
An earlier article discussing the initial days of disaster studies, noted that the roots of the area in the applied concerns of research funders led to a pattern of how research was done and what was studied that still prevails today. However, this paper stresses that a certain sociological orientation and particular sociological ideas implicitly came to permeate much of the early work and many of the observations and findings made.