Title Social organization under stress: a sociological review of disaster studies
Author Barton, Allen H., 1924-
Publisher National Academy of Sciences (1963)
Abstract The analysis focuses on the impact of sudden disaster and the hours, days, or weeks in which the system must deal with emergency needs for rescue and relief. It considers the problems of role expectations and knowledge in a disrupted social system; the forms of mass behavior in disaster including especially the mass outpouring of help; the effectiveness of formal organizations in disaster; the relationship of organizational to mass behavior; the problems of coordinating organizations; and some problems of social and ideological conflict in the restoration period .
Subject: Disaster studies
Behavioral analysis
Emergent groups
Emergency response
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10590/4050
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