Article Index

Book Review-The Human Side of Disaster

Authors
Carla S. Prater
Issue
November 2009
Description
The Human Side of Disaster\r\nAuthor: Thomas E. Drabek\r\nReviewed by: Carla S Prater\r\nPages: 301-303

Book Review: The Katrina Bookshelf

Authors
Dana M. Greene
Issue
November 2016
Description
Browne, Katherine E. 2015. Standing in the Need: Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home after Katrina. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 245 pages. Eyerman, Ron. 2015. Is this America? Katrina as Cultural Trauma. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 175 pages. Fothergill, Alice and Lori Peek. 2015. Children of Katrina. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 321 pages. Kroll-Smith, Steve, Vern Baxter and Pam Jenkins. 2015. Left to Chance: Hurricane Katrina and the Story of Two New Orleans Neighborhoods. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 180 pages. Weber, Lynn and Lori Peek, eds. 2012. Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 287 pages.

Book Review-The Legacy of Hurricane Mitch: Lessons from Post-Disaster Reconstruction in Honduras

Authors
Carla S. Prater
Issue
November 2010
Description
The Legacy of Hurricane Mitch: Lessons from Post-Disaster Reconstruction in Honduras\r\nAuthor: Marisa O. Ensor\r\nReviewed by: Carla S. Prater\r\nPages: 395-397

Book Review - The Politics of Protection: The Limits of Humanitarian Action

Authors
Ilan Kelman
Issue
August 2011
Description
The Politics of Protection: The Limits of Humanitarian Action, 2011, Elizabeth G. Ferris, Washington DC: Brookings Institute.

Book Review: The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authors
Shabana Khan
Issue
March 2013
Description
Published 2012, edited by Ben Wisner, JC Gaillard, and Ilan Kelman. London: Routledge.

Book Review: Vulnerable India: A Geographical Study of Disasters

Authors
Himanshu Grover
Issue
March 2011
Description
Book Review: Vulnerable India: A Geographical Study of Disasters

Book Review: Women Confronting Natural Disasters: From Vulnerability to Resilience

Authors
Sara Hamideh
Issue
March 2015
Description
Published 2012, by Elaine Enarson. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers Inc.

Book Review: Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives

Authors
Carla Prater
Issue
August 2011
Description
Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives, 2009, edited by Elaine Enarson and PB. Dhar Chakrabarti, Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications.

Books Reviews

Authors
John A. Cross, John K. Schorr, Russell R. Dynes, Patricia A. Bolton, John Oliver
Issue
August 1993
Description
Environmental Management and Urban Vulnerability.\r\n\r\nInspiration: Come to the Headwaters: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, June 10-14\r\n\r\nKatastrophe and Katastrophenschutz: Eine Soziologische Analyse.\r\n\r\nThe First Fifteen Years: Australia\\'s Natural Disasters Organization.\r\n\r\nSocial Crises Contingencies at the Local and State Government Levels.\r\n\r\nOrganizational and Community Response to a Technological Emergency: Case Study of a Major Incident within a Metropolitan Australian City.\r\n\r\nThe Army Corps of Engineers and the Evolution of Federal Floodplain Management Policy.

Breaking Rules to Be Compassionate: The 'Skillful Means' of Buddhist Relief after the Wenchuan Earthquake Disaster

Authors
Pu Chengzhong
Issue
March 2015
Description
In the aftermath of the 2008 Great Wenchuan Earthquake, China, the ancient Buddhist Luohan Monastery became an important locus for disaster relief services. This included becoming a temporary maternity ward as the nearby hospital was badly damaged. This paper examines the monastery’s relief efforts as a case of socially engaged Buddhism. It pays particular attention to the ways in which the head monk of the monastery, Shi Suquan, negotiated tensions between responding to the desperate needs of nearby residents and long-standing religious rules and taboos which, on the surface at least, stood in opposition to certain forms of relief practices. The paper argues that he used Buddhist doctrines, particularly the Mahāyāna concept of ‘skillful means,’ to renegotiate the taboos by privileging the ethical imperative of compassionate action.