Understanding Social Vulnerability

Maureen Fordham, William Lovekamp, Deborah Thomas, Brenda Phillips

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Vulnerability to Disasters 2nd Edition
EditorsDeborah Thomas, Brenda Phillips, William Lovecamp, Alice Fothergill
Place of PublicationBoca Raton, FL
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN (Print)9781466516373
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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