Savage Sand and Surf: The Hurricane Sandy Disaster

Savage Sand and Surf: The Hurricane Sandy Disaster


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It was almost November 2012 when Hurricane Sandy, a late arrival in an otherwise quiet tropical season, slammed into the Mid-Atlantic US coastline. Millions of residents were plunged into darkness and billions of dollars in property and infrastructure were flooded or washed away in surging waters. Blizzard conditions struck the Appalachians as the hybrid Halloween monster moved inland.

Savage Sand and Surf: The Hurricane Sandy Disaster is multi-faceted examination into one of the most recent natural disasters in the United States. Scholars from multiple disciplines address a wide range of important aspects of this event, including unique meteorological and social impacts of Sandy, Sandy’s intersection with vulnerable social groups in society, and social institutions’ adaptations to the disaster. Also, different theoretical models of disasters are explored and applied to better understand and prepare for similar events in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761865445
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 04/16/2015
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lisa A. Eargle is Board of Trustees research scholar, professor, and chair of the sociology department at Francis Marion University. Her research focuses on disaster processes and their impacts upon society and the environment. Eargle is the co-editor of Black Beaches and Bayous: The BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster (2012, UPA).

Ashraf Esmail is the coordinator of the criminal justice program at Dillard University. His research focuses on a variety of criminological, education, and multi-cultural issues. Esmail serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Peace/Anti-Violence Education and is senior editor for the Journal of Education and Social Justice.

Table of Contents

Chapter One—An Unforgettable Foe: An Overview of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster
Chapter Two—Suviving Sandy, Rebuilding Community: Understanding Post-Sandy Images from the Jersey Shore
Chapter Three—Stepping Up: Understanding Sandy's Impact on the Pre-Disaster Homeless and Homeless Shelter Services in Hoboken and Atlantic City, New Jersey
Chapter Four—No Disabled Left Behind: A Disaster Preparedness Model After Sandy
Chapter Five—Hugs, Hands, and Hope During Hurricane Sandy: The Perspective of an Emergency Relief Organization Volunteer
Chapter Six—Mitigation for University Health Systems and Transfer Trauma: Hurricane Sandy as a Case Study
Chapter Seven—Fast and Slow Capitalism after Hurricane Sandy
Chapter Eight—Hurricane Impacts on an Adaptation in Education: A Comparison of the Katrina and Sandy Disasters
Chapter Nine—Hurrican Sandy as Compared to Hurricane Katrina: Politics of Access to Federal Relief
Chapter Ten—Putting Hurricane Sandy in Context: Comparing Sandy, Katrina, and Gustav

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