The Social Science Study Of Disasters And Mass Communications

Date
1987
Authors
Quarantelli, E. L.
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Publisher
Disaster Research Center
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In this chapter we shall cover five general topics. First, we give a very brief history of the early social and behavioral science disaster studies both in the United States and elsewhere. One of our major points will be that, while the work has come far in the last three and a half decades, the initial research was rather uneven and many areas remained little examined or almost unexplored, including the operation of mass communication systems in disasters. A few reasons for this selective in attention are suggested.
Keywords
Mass Communications In Disasters , Mass Communication Behavior , Disaster Phenomena , Mass Communication Activities
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