This opening chapter provides an overview of why understanding social vulnerability matters for the practice and research of disaster management. The chapter content contrasts the historically dominant hazards paradigm with that of the social vulnerability paradigm and concludes with an overview of upcoming sections and chapters.
|Title of host publication||Social Vulnerability to Disasters 2nd Edition|
|Editors||Deborah Thomas, Brenda Phillips, William Lovecamp, Alice Fothergill|
|Place of Publication||Boca Raton, FL|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|